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Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake – This EASY pineapple upside down cake recipe has only 4 ingredients!! Simply dump the ingredients into the pan and bake. The easiest cake recipe EVER and it feeds a crowd!

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EASY Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe

Watching RHO Atlanta has me thinking about the south and southern food…and that brings me to our newest DUMP CAKE recipe for today: Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake!

When I made my Cherry Berry Dump Cake, I got so many comments about all the different flavors people make. Peach, cherry, lemon, chocolate…I want to try every single one. The one that was brought up most was pineapple with cherry pie filling. I thought to myself, of course that’s popular: it’s a Pineapple Upside Down Cake!

So…I decided to give that recipe a home right here on the blog: a pineapple upside down DUMP cake…where you just dump it all in. Easy as pie…or cake, that is.


Ingredients in Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake

You only need 4 ingredients for this easy recipe:

Crushed pineapple: Just a can of it

Cherry pie filling: Use a can or my homemade cherry pie filling

Cake Mix: Yellow or white cake mix, any brand

Butter: Another thing a lot of people commented was that they melted the butter instead of cubing it. I tried that with this cake and it worked just fine, but you can use either method.

Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake in pan with slice missing

How to make Pineapple Dump Cake

Basically, a dump cake is a method, not a recipe.

  1. Get two cans of something: pie filling, fruit, etc.
  2. Get a cake mix.
  3. Dump them all into a pan.
  4. Bake them.
  5. Eat them ’til you’re sick. (Or wait, is that just me?)

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Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake on a white plate

Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake

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Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake – This EASY pineapple upside down cake recipe has only 4 ingredients!! Simply dump the recipes into the pan and bake. The easiest cake recipe EVER and it feeds a crowd!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 12 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1 21 ounce can cherry pie filling
  • 1 15.25 ounce box yellow or white cake mix
  • 12 tablespoons (170g) unsalted butter (melted)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 2.8L casserole dish or 9×13” pan with cooking spray.
  • Pour the crushed pineapple (with the juice) and cherry pie filling in the bottom of the dish. Open the cake mix and sprinkle the power evenly over the top.
  • Pour the melted butter evenly over the top of the cake mix. Make sure to make it even so that it all cooks into the cake mix.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes until the fruit starts to bubble up around the edges and the edges start to turn golden. I baked mine in a casserole dish that was deeper than a 9×13” pan so it took 40 minutes. Different pans will have different baking times, so start checking after 30 minutes.
  • Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Store covered in refrigerator.

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Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.1g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 0.003g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.004mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Dorothy Kern
Keyword cake mix, cherry, pineapple

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If you love dump cakes like this be sure to see my other dump cake recipes below, and check out all my cake mix recipes. And check out these favorites too: Caramel Chocolate Dump Cake by Taste and Tell or Lemon Blueberry Skillet Dump Cake by Shugary Sweets.

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So…let’s talk about The Real Housewives of Atlanta for a minute. Oh my heck, y’all. Do you watch that show? I am an absolute Housewives NUT. I watch every episode, every season, every complimentary episode of Watch What Happens Live…but for some reason I never watched Atlanta. I started season 1 but I don’t think the personalities grabbed me at first, so I gave up too soon. (In my defense, this was before I knew it would be good just because it had the Housewives name.)

Anyway, now that you’ve forgiven me my sins, I subscribed to Hulu pretty much because I could watch the entire series from start to finish. I’m up to the end of season 7. Apollo just went to jail, Phaedra filed for divorce, and NeNe is fed up. I am loving EVERY SECOND. Like, it’s all I can do right now to write this and not escape to my bubble of RHOA.

Now, I’m not up to date on season 9, but you have to be living under a rock to not know the drama that’s going to occur between Kandi and Phaedra. I’m a Bravo-addict so of course I know what’s coming. Season 7 is where their friendship starts to fracture and I just want to shake Kandi and be like, GIRL. GO CALL HER. Make an effort! She’s hurting! She’s gonna do you wrong if you don’t get your act together!

It’s drama at it’s best, and it keeps my mind off the crap going on in real life. (Anyone who ever said they don’t live in a “Real Housewives” situation has never lived in a suburb, let me tell you.)

dump cake on white plate with ice cream
Pineapple Dump Cake is like a pineapple upside down cake and pineapple cobbler all in one – made easy with a cake mix!

Last Updated on July 18, 2022

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  1. Call me crazy…(I do all the time). . . I’m not a huge fan of cherries! Ok, I like fresh cherries. But that’s pretty much it. Would it work with an extra can of pineapple maybe? I do love pineapple. 😍 I’m sure this is delicious though as is!!

    1. Yes you can – I’ve done that. I like to place a paper towel between the insert and the lid to catch condensation. It’ll probably take about 2 hours on low, check after an hour.

  2. Hi, I like best, my Upside Down, Pineapple Blueberry Cake w/ Crushed Walnuts, Dump Cake.
    Like the other recipes, dump your washed, fresh blueberries, followed by your crushed pineapple w/ juice. Then dump your white cake mix on top w/ melted butter over the top.
    Then, take some walnuts, and finely chop, then sprinkle over the top.
    Bake at 350 until golden, and fruit juices are bubbling along sides. Approx. 45 min.
    Absolutely to die for, but then, I love blueberries. You should try my Blueberry Cheesecake. Everyone says I could teach The Cheesecake Factory how to make Cheesecake.

  3. Super easy. I made some adaptations and they were great. I used a 9×9 pan. Melted a couple of tablespoons of butter in the bottom and sprinkled brown sugar on the butter. I put maraschino cherries scattered over the bottom. I put 1 can or crushed pineapple in. I used 1/2 of a yellow cake mix over the top and used 6 tablespoons of melted butter over the top. Took about 40 minutes. FABULOUS!!!

  4. Oh my goodness, all your dump cakes look yummy!! I love making dump cakes – so easy, and I made a crushed pineapple dump cake recently similar to yours that you made with cherry pie filling. However, I made mine with sweetened condensed milk. Talking about sweet – it was gooey sweet and went fast!!

  5. With left over pineapple tonight I knew just what I wanted, but my own ancient recipe is misplaced, so I googled, and it brought me here. I knew I could trust yours to be every bit as good as my old one, and it is! It’s not rocket science but I like to refer to a recipe anyway.