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

by | Nov 26, 2013 | Food & Drink, Take It On Tuesday, Video | 14 comments

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 350º. 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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