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Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Cherry pie filling, pineapple, coconut, and pecans come together for an easy and delicious dessert in this Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake.

Fork about to take a bite of cherry pineapple dump cake topped with whipped cream and a cherry

I know the holidays are often a time to slow down a bit and make your favorite from scratch recipes.

But as I’ve said time and time again, I think there’s always room for a few super simple recipes in your recipe box.

Recipes that come together in a matter of minutes with a handful of ingredients and minimal prep work – just like this Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake.

Top it off with a little whipped cream and cherries and no one will know you spent less than 10 minutes whipping it together!

Ingredients for cherry pineapple dump cake on a marble countertop

CHERRY DUMP CAKE WITH PINEAPPLE, COCONUT, AND PECANS

I’m just going to go ahead and say what everyone is thinking:

This is not the year for hard things.

There’s a time and a place for time-consuming desserts and recipes with multiple steps. But as we get closer to the end of the year, I have less and less energy for that.

crushed pineapple and cherry pie filling layered in a cake pan

It’s all about quick and easy for me these days.

I’m talking Banana Cream Pie Eclair Cake, Simple Baked Apples, Pumpkin Dip, and all the dump cakes.

Hand sprinkling chopped pecans on top of cake mix and coconut in a cake pan

This Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is my current favorite. Cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple are topped with yellow cake mix and finished off with shredded coconut and chopped pecans.

The coconut and pecans get nice and toasted in the oven, giving a bit of a coconut macaroons vibe to the cake. 

Melted butter being drizzled over cake mix, coconut, and pecans in a cake pan

HOW TO MAKE CHERRY PINEAPPLE DUMP CAKE

Here’s everything you’ll need to make this cake:

  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
Baked cherry pineapple dump cake in a white cake pan

To assemble the cake, spread the cherry pie filling into the bottom of a 13×9-inch cake pan and top it with the crushed pineapple with its juice.

If you don’t want to use canned cherry pie filling, you could always use homemade cherry pie filling instead!

Next, sprinkle the cake mix over the top, followed by the coconut and the chopped pecans.

Overhead view of two white plates of cherry pineapple dump cake next to a cake pan of dump cake

Pour the melted butter over the top of the cake and pop the cake pan in the oven.

That’s right, you don’t need to mix anything before baking! You just dump everything in the pan and bake it. Thus the name.

In about an hour, you can have a delicious dessert that took you almost no energy to make. Just the kind of cake we all need right about now.

Two white plates with cherry pineapple dump cake on a table

MORE DUMP CAKE RECIPES TO TRY

If you’re like me and need some more easy recipes like this Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake to carry you through the holiday season, here are 4 more dump cake recipes you should try.

Plated cherry pineapple dump cake topped with whipped cream and a cherry
Fork about to take a bite of cherry pineapple dump cake topped with whipped cream and a cherry

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Yield: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Cherry pie filling, pineapple, coconut, and pecans come together for an easy and delicious dessert in this Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake.

Ingredients

  • 1 (21oz) can cherry pie filling
  • 1 (20oz) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  • 1 (15.25oz) yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a 13x9-inch cake pan, layer the cherry pie filling followed by the undrained pineapple. Sprinkle with the cake mix, followed by the coconut and finally the pecans. Drizzle the melted butter evenly over the top.
  3. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until golden brown.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 10
Amount Per Serving Calories 356Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 3mgSodium 431mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 3gSugar 33gProtein 3g

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