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Retro Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

Retro Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

This cherry dump cake recipe reminds me of growing up in Alabama. My mom made it often. It can be quite sweet so I like to pair it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Dump cake sounds a bit weird but the name is a nod to how easy it is to make. You “dump” each of the ingredients into the casserole pan. It’s really THAT easy.

Cherry dessert in a white bowl

Retro Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

Don’t like cherries? You can change up the pie filling in the dump cake as you like. You can also add chopped pecans to the topping.

It’s a very forgiving recipe that allows you to change things up and still have dessert on the table in no time flat.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can crushed pineapple, ~20oz, undrained
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup butter, 2 sticks

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

pineapple in a baking pan for cherry dump cake

Pour pineapple in the bottom of a 9X13 inch pan.

Layering cherry pie filling onto pineapple.

Layer the cherry pie filling onto the pineapple.

sprinkling dry cake mix over fruit in pan

Sprinkle the dry cake mix on top of the cherry pie filling.

Retro Cherry Dump Cake in pan with melted butter poured over

Melt butter and pour over the cake mix.

cherry dump cake in pan after baking

Bake for 45 minutes to an hour or until the topping is golden brown.

Retro Cherry Dump Cake topped with ice cream

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Retro-Cherry-Dump-Cake

Cherry Dump Cake

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

An easy and delicious dessert that is as easy as 1-2-3!

Ingredients

  • 1 can crushed pineapple, ~20oz, undrained
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup butter, 2 sticks

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pour pineapple in the bottom of a 9X13 inch pan.
  3. Layer the cherry pie filling onto the pineapple.
  4. Sprinkle the dry cake mix on top of the cherry pie filling.
  5. Melt butter and pour over the cake mix.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour or until the topping is golden brown.
  7. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 455Saturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 549mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 2g

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Cherry dump cake in a white bowl on a red table cloth.

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Pete (female) Young

Monday 9th of January 2017

I have always sprinkled chopped pecans on top before baking. I have had a recipe for this since the 70's

Melissa

Monday 2nd of February 2015

My husbands grandmother made a "Puddin Cake". It sounds kinda like your retro cherry dump cake only using peaches rather than cherry's. Have you heard of it? I'd love to make it for him if you have the recipe.

He is saying it was a cake baked with a pudding bottom and canned peaches poured on top of the cake.?

Anyways the recipe was lost when she past away. So I'm not sure what I'm looking for.

Thank you for your help.

Merry Kuchle

Monday 2nd of February 2015

I'm not sure it is the same but see if this is like what he means. Peach Cobbler. I make it with fresh peaches but you could use canned.

Miriam

Wednesday 4th of December 2013

I have a craving this cake all week. Decided to look up a recipe for it via Pinterest to make sure I remembered the simple recipe and found your site. My mother used to make this cake all the time and still does, but what really made me smile tonight, is that the two of you share the same first name...spelling and all. Merry. Must be sign. Off to bake this cake right now!! Thanks.

Merry

Wednesday 4th of December 2013

That is so awesome, Miriam! I'm glad you found my recipe and it is so cool that your mom and I share the same name spelling. I haven't met many people that do. Did she have a Christmas birthday? Mine is the 22nd which is why I am named Merry. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Leane

Thursday 21st of February 2013

This recipe just showed up as a feature in a weekly pininterest email... You are famous AND awesome!! Can't wait to try the recipe too. I love them all so far!!

Heather

Tuesday 19th of February 2013

I've never tried one of these recipes but I've been seeing them all over pintrest. They look great for days where you just gotta get something together.

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