Pineapple Dump Cake is a quick and easy dessert.
Baked to perfection, sweet and tangy pineapples are topped with a buttery, moist yellow cake crumb mixture that's infused with bits of caramelized brown sugar, resulting in a delightfully crunchy and fruity dessert.
Why This Easy Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe Works
QUICK & EASY: Hands down, this is one of the easiest desserts you will ever come across. You only need a few simple ingredients to make this dump cake, and in less than an hour, you have a warm fruit cake! Best of all, prep takes just 5 minutes!
FAMILY FAVORITE: The entire family will love this sweet treat. Especially if you add a scoop of ice cream or cool whip.
Please check the recipe card below for a detailed, printable ingredient list.
PINEAPPLE - I like different textures. That's why I like to grab a can of Pineapple Tidbits and a can of Pineapple Chunks. But you can use Pineapple Tidbits only or Pineapple Chunks only. For a different experience, you can also use crushed Pineapple.
And, of course, you can always use fresh pineapple and frozen ones too. But for this recipe, canned fruit work just fine.
CAKE MIX - I used a yellow cake mix, but you can use white cake mix, or if you want to go down a fruity route, look for pineapple cake mix or lemon cake mix.
BROWN SUGAR - Adds a bit of crunchy sweetness.
BUTTER - As always, I recommend unsalted butter for baking. But use what you have on hand.
BLUEBERRY DUMP CAKE - This time, we layer fresh blueberries, cake mix, and butter and bake it until golden brown and bubbly.
How To Make A Pineapple Dump Cake
Please check the printable recipe card below for more detailed instructions.
- DUMP - Spread diced strawberry slices in a 9x13" baking dish.
- MIX - Stir melted butter and the dry cake mix in a medium bowl until the mixture turns crumbly.
- DUMP - Spread cake mix crumbles on top of the pineapple.
- BAKE - Set the oven to 375º Fahrenheit and bake for 45 minutes.
More Dump Cake
One of my favorite ways of enjoying most dump cakes is with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Especially when the dump cake is freshly baked and still a little warm.
And, of course, a dollop of whipped cream always goes a long way.
STORE - Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Alternatively, you can transfer any leftovers into an airtight container and store the container in the refrigerator.
FREEZE - Yes, you can freeze a Pineapple Dump Cake. There are two methods I recommend. In each case, you can freeze the Pineapple Dump Cake for up to 3 months.
Method 1 - Paper Plate Method: Plate individual portions of the cake onto paper (or plastic plates) and wrap those with plastic wrap and/or aluminum foil.
Method 2 - Mini Mason Jars: I love this method because it's more sustainable than the first. Mason jars are great for freezing because, if intact, they will provide an airtight seal.
The easiest method to reheat a dump cake is to pop a slice in the microwave. But if you have a larger batch you can set your oven to 300º Fahrenheit and gently warm it for 10 minutes.
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APPLE CRISP - Tender, juicy apples topped with a gently spiced crumb topping.
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Pineapple Dump Cake
- 1 can pineapple tidbits juices mostly drained
- 1 can pineapple chunks juices mostly drained
- 1½ sticks butter unsalted, melted
- 1 box cake mix yellow, vanilla, or pineapple
- ½ cup brown sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375º Fahrenheit.
- Drain most of the juices of the canned pineapples and transfer the fruit into a 9x13 baking pan.
- In a medium bowl, combine cake mix and melted butter. Use a fork and stir until the mixture is completely mixed and crumbly.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar and the cake mix crumble evenly over the pineapples.
- Bake the dump cake at 375º Fahrenheit for 45 minutes.
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