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Easy Cherry Dump Cake with Pineapple and Pecan

This cherry dump cake recipe is an easy one and great when you need a quick dessert. Just dump your ingredients and bake!

I love sweets, but really, who doesn’t?! I’m always on the hunt for easy desserts and today I’m sharing a great one that really, couldn’t be any easier… or sweeter!

Have you made dump cakes before? I know, it sounds like a totally weird way to describe a delicious, sweet treat, but a dump cake is now my new best friend.

How to Make a Cherry Dump Cake

Really, you can make any cake a dump cake, but this cherry dump cake just comes out so bright and cheery, doesn’t it?!

This cherry pie filling dump cake works because of the pie filling. It takes the place of most of the other ingredients in a normal cake and makes it even easier to cook!

I even took this dump cake recipe one step further and made it into a Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake.

Don’t like pineapples? Just omit that can and use 2 cans of cherry pie filling instead.

This dump cake recipe can be modified and re-modified and use just about any pie filling you’d like – blueberry, apple, etc. You name it, you can mix it, dump it, and cook it!

Can I make this Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake in a slow cooker?

Yes! That’s another beauty of dump cakes. They can be made either in the oven, like this recipe, or in a slow cooker.

To make a slow cooker cherry dump cake, just simply add to your slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on low or 2 hours on high.

So, why a dump cake?

Dump cakes are SO easy. You literally just dump all your ingredients together and bake. Little clean-up, little work, and lots of flavor!

This cherry pineapple dump cake is layered to make the most of all the ingredients, but it can be done so fast!

And you haven’t lived until you’ve tried a Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake a la mode! Scoop a big spoonful out when it comes right out of the oven and add a big spoon of vanilla bean ice cream… ahhh, you’re welcome!

If you’re a nut lover like me, you’re going to love that I added pecans to this cherry dump cake recipe. If you’re not, just simply omit! This recipe can really be taken and made your own.

This recipe can be made anytime, but the bright red color makes it a perfect one to serve during holidays!

Cherry Pineapple Pecan Dump Cake

Cherry Pineapple Pecan Dump Cake


  • 1 can of Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 can of Pineapple
  • 1 box of Yellow Cake Mix (with pudding)
  • 1/2 cup of Butter (get a stick and slice it)
  • 1 cup of Pecans


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
    2. Mix your cherry pie filling and pineapple in the bottom of your pan and spread evenly.
    3. Pour dry cake mix over the cherry and pineapple.
    4. Place butter slices evenly over dry cake mix.
    5. Sprinkle top with pecans.
    6. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, until golden. Let cool.
    7. Serve and Enjoy!

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