Pineapple Dump Cake

EDITOR’S NOTE (September 23, 2018).  Recipe updated.  Much easier to prepare.   Butter decreased.

Delighted to provide a much easier way to make THE most popular dessert on my site!  It contains tangy pineapples topped with a buttery yellow cake top crust.  Excellent served with vanilla ice cream or real whipped cream.

This dessert is my twist on Betty Crocker’s famous dump cake.  The yellow cake crust is moist and buttery.  Use either pineapple tidbits (in juice) or crushed pineapples (in juice)… sprinkled with lemon juice.  Tangy deliciousness!


In August 2018, this recipe received thousands of impressions on my Pinterest page.  As of September 23, it has 660 pins.  Tap link to see it.  The #1 recipe in my collection so far.  Thrilled!

All of the ingredients .

Homemade from scratch cakes are fabulous.  I also love boxed mixes  combined with various fruit fillings.   They’re quick and easy to make.

Enjoy!

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Pineapple Dump Cake
This dessert contains tangy pineapples topped with a buttery yellow cake crust. Excellent served with vanilla ice cream or real whipped cream. Easy to make. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Dump pineapples and juice into a 9x13 buttered baking dish. Stir in vanilla extract and lemon juice.
  3. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over fruit mixture in baking dish. Dot all over with pieces of cold unsalted butter (1 stick). Do not use margarine.
  4. Bake 20 minutes. Carefully remove HOT baking dish from HOT oven. Use back of spoon to lightly spread melted butter evenly through dry looking cake mix. Make sure all the cake mix is wet. Return to oven.
  5. Bake 20-25 more minutes or until bubbly and cake crust is golden brown.
  6. This dessert is also very good chilled 2 hours up to overnight.
  7. If desired, serve cold or hot with vanilla ice cream or real whipped cream.
Recipe Notes

Pineapple Dump Cake Pudding

Use 1-1/2 sticks of unsalted butter (not margarine).  Follow baking instructions. The baked pineapple dump cake will be bubbly with a golden crust.  It will also be thin and slightly runny.  After it cools, refrigerate 2 hours up to overnight.  The cold pineapple mixture and the cold cake crust reminds me of  vanilla wafers in banana pudding.   Delicious!

2 Replies to “Pineapple Dump Cake”

  1. I am making this pineapple cake recipe now. My cake mix and melted butter is crumbly not sticky. Is that how its suppose to look. You said sticky in recipe. Well going with recipe exactly hope this is right.

    1. Hi Marie! Melted butter should make it sticky. Here’s a great tip: Sprinkle crumbly batter evenly over fruit mixture in baking dish. Place in oven. It will bake nicely into a crumbly texture which is GOOD! To obtain a soft texture with “crumbly batter” simply remove from oven after 20 minutes. Smooth top crust with back of spoon. Return to oven and finish baking. Top crust will be soft (similar to a very tender cake). Thanks for asking! Enjoy your dessert.

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