This dump cake is as easy as dumping ingredients in a pan! It's topped with crunchy walnuts and melted butter for a delicious dessert.
Make this incredibly easy (and incredibly tasty) dump cake recipe with just five ingredients.
How to Make a Dump Cake
You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:
What Is a Dump Cake?
A dump cake is a cobbler-like dessert that features a cake-like topping. It gets its name from its easy method of preparation: The ingredients, one of which is boxed cake mix, are “dumped” in a cake pan without mixing.
Dump Cake Ingredients
These are the five ingredients you’ll need to make this easy cherry dump cake recipe:
Pie filling: This dump cake recipe calls for cherry pie filling, but you can use whatever pie filling you like.
Crushed pineapple: Two undrained cans of crushed pineapple (in 100% juice) lends fruity flavor and gives the dump cake a moist texture.
Cake mix: A box of yellow cake mix is the convenient secret ingredient in this easy dump cake recipe.
Walnuts: Chopped walnuts take the flavor and texture up a notch. Of course, you can leave them out if you prefer.
Butter: Melted butter drizzled over the other ingredients makes the cherry dump cake nice, moist, and rich.
How Do You Make a Dump Cake?
Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make homemade dump cake:
Stir the pie filling and pineapple together, then spread it an even layer in a cake pan.
Sprinkle the cake mix and walnuts over the pineapple mixture.
Drizzle the cake with butter and bake until golden brown.
1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
2 (8 ounce) cans crushed pineapple in 100% juice, undrained
1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
2 cups chopped walnuts
¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Stir cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple together in a 9x13-inch pan and spread in an even layer
Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over pineapple and cherry mixture.
Sprinkle walnuts over cake mix; drizzle butter on top, making sure minimal dry spots remain.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top, about 35 to 40 minutes.