Pineapple Dump Cake contains tangy pineapples topped with a yellow, buttery cake crust.
This delicious dessert is my creative twist on Betty Crocker’s famous dump cake.
Since 2018, it has been THE most popular recipe on my blog.
Although I love baking from scratch, I also love desserts made with a cake mix because they’re quick and easy to make with a few ingredients.
EDITOR’S NOTE (November 15, 2021): Updated page to make it more concise.
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I’m often asked if a lemon cake mix can be used instead of a yellow cake mix. The answer is YES!
Check out my Pineapple Lemon Dump Cake. It contains tangy pineapples topped with a buttery lemon cake crust.
DISCLAIMER (NOT SPONSORED). I have not been paid to endorse the new products pictured in this update. Just sharing a tip to help you make a great tasting dessert.
After making this recipe several times, I’ve noticed that name brand canned pineapples taste MUCH better than some generic brands.
I have used some generic brands of pineapples that were great in this recipe. However, some were NOT good and that’s the reason for this update.
The popular brands of pineapples are always good when I use them to make my Pineapple Dump Cake.
See video tutorial in Recipe Notes (end of page). PIN here on Pinterest.
DISCLOSURE: General Mills provided the Betty Crocker Yellow Cake Mix used to make the first version of this recipe back in 2018. I emailed a request to the company for complimentary boxes of cake mix. Products arrived a few days later. This food blogger was thrilled!
WHAT IS A DUMP CAKE?
A dump cake is made by dumping fruit or pie filling into a buttered pan and dumping cake mix on top.
Dots of cold butter are scattered over the top before baking.
Usually served with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Perfect dessert for holiday dinners, potlucks and family gatherings.
A boxed cake mix combined with fruit is easy to make and soooo good!
Sprinkling lemon juice over the pineapples decreases sweetness and adds a pleasant tang.
Who invented dump cake?
A dump cake is made with simple pantry ingredients.
The earliest dump cake reference is from a Duncan Hines holiday baking brochure published in 1980.
In August 2018, I photographed this Pinterest page which is only visible to me. Photo confirms recipe received 164,000 impressions!
This is the #1 recipe in my collection so far. Yay!!
COMPLIMENTARY PRODUCTS RECEIVED IN 2018
It’s a blessing to receive complimentary products to help me create recipes.
How To Read & Follow A Recipe: Tips for Beginners
Create a relaxing environment. Play favorite music while in the kitchen. I love listening to classical or gospel music.
Watch Recipe Videos. If you’re a visual learner (like me), watching a video tutorial is a very helpful when making a new recipe.
Mise en place is a super time saver. This French cooking term translates as “putting in place.” It means prepping/measuring ingredients and chopping food before you start cooking.
Make notes in your recipe. Note any special prep instructions, cooking time, ingredients omitted, favorite substitutions and creative twists.
The notes will be very helpful the next time you make this recipe.