Dump Cake, A Simple & DELICIOUS Take It On Tuesday Adventure

It’s TAKE IT ON TUESDAY, and I took on a simple recipe just for YOU!

Let’s make DUMP CAKE, friends!

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake | Comfort Food & Cake | Jenny On The Spot
My dump cake is delicious and easy and did I mention EASY? I reckon most dump cake recipes are easy, but I’ve only made this one. And Why reinvent the wheel, really? As a kid I wasn’t a fan of fruity desserts. Pumpkin pie was fine, but I avoided apple pie and cherry pie and that kind-of thing.

But my mom’s dump cake? This is a mix of pie and cake (recipe includes a box of cake mix). It’s cherries and pineapple which just give the sweetness of the cake mix a tart (but not too tart) explosion of sweet and tart in your mouth.

Serve with ice cream or a la cart.

Here’s the skinny.

The scoop.


1  large can of crushed pineapple

1   large can of apple or cherry pie filling

1   box lemon, white or yellow cake mix

1   stick-o-butter

Heat oven to 350ยบ. Dump the pineapple and cherry filling in the bowl. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over filling. Slice butter over cake mix (stick it in there a bit). Bake for 1 hour.

I use yellow cake mix. My taste buds feel the lemon cake mix make it too sweet. But I wanted to include that option because no two taste buds are alike, right?

This dessert is best served warm.

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake | Comfort Food | Jenny On The Spot
You can serve it over or next to a scoop of vanilla ice cream… or all by itself. It’s equally delightful either way! Though I am the kind-of person who must have ice cream with her crisps and crumbles, it is not the same foe me and my beloved Dump Cake. I suppose I’m a bit of a purist that way.

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake | Comfort Food & Dessert | Jenny On The Spot
Have you ever made Dump Cake? If you have, what do you DUMP in yours. Raise your hand if you think Dump Cake is genius!

*raising hand*

Are you a dessert-lover? Check out my Dessert Pinterest board… oh boy.

Originally published Nov. 20, 2012

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17 Responses to “Dump Cake, A Simple & DELICIOUS Take It On Tuesday Adventure”

  1. TheNextMartha says:

    It’s almost like I have a whole internet search for “Martha Stewart” right?! I like to call it “One bowl cake” ::channels Martha Stewart::

  2. Eat your heart out Martha Martha Stewart!! Am I right or am I right? This looks appointment good all golden and bubbly!! Om Nom Nom…

  3. Wow, I think that might be the simplest recipe ever… I must try! PINNED!

  4. LOL I just realized my comment made NO sense…was supposed to say it looked soooo good all golden and bubbly!!! LOL That’s what I get for using my phone! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Mrs. Langworthy says:

    If only I had those ingredients on my SHELF I would be making that DUMP CAKE and enjoying it right now! I am going to add the ingredients to my list of necessities for what we affectionately call “shelf meals” (pasta and sauce, frito boats, miscellaneous dried or canned goods that are easy to prepare without having to run to the store).

  6. Thank you for making me smile, Jenny! I just LOVE your energy. I totally want to make this and when I go to the store, I’m getting the ingredients. OH YUMMO

  7. Jen says:

    I LOVE Take it on Tuesday!!!

    (even though I watch it on Wednesday)

  8. Lisa says:

    Doin it. THANK YOU!!

    • Vikram says:

      At the wedding I shot this wekeend, I thought the same thing I still don’t know what the tradition is! The bride was creative and thoughtful enough to put out a sheet that listed these I love this tradition! Nice images, Mark.

  9. […] don’t they?ย  So I say grab your camera and make sure to get a few shots!ย  Get some of Aunt Jenny making her famous Dump Cake.ย  Or ingredients sitting on the counter, waiting to be turned into be turned into Uncle […]

    • Aylin says:

      90% or more recipes call for a knife or toihtpock test that comes out clean…the material of the pan will change the total time the aluminum pans seem to absorbe the heat faster..the dark teflon pans also which means the crust may cook faster..but the test is still required.AS to HOW ??It is a molecular level thing,,, like densitycast iron ,,heavy pottery,, glass,, then the steals,, and the aluminumWhat do I know???.Ps Glass is often presneted ON the table It has an elegant look to it

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  11. Remy says:

    Dump cakes looks so easy and delicious! Seems like the perfect, fast, weeknight dessert. Iโ€™m a big red velvet cake fan, I wonder how that would work in the dump cake!

  12. […] this recipe sounds familiar… I did share about this before (here), but I decided to make a “quickie” video of it. My other video is pretty long… […]

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