A little indulgence now and then is good for the soul! This pineapple cherry crisp dump cake recipe is an easy classic. Made with cherry pie filling, crushed pineapple, and a sprinkle of flour, it’s a simple dessert recipe that hits all the right delicious high notes.

So what is dump cake? Well easily put, it’s a combination of cherry pie filling, crushed pineapple, walnuts, and more. You literally just dump all the ingredients into a baking pan, pop it in the oven, and scrumptious awesomeness awaits!

Dump cakes are one of the easiest desserts to make. This is a such a classic dessert and a recipe that needs to be in your back pocket! I guarantee this pineapple cherry dump cake will be a favorite. It’s the easiest dessert recipe you’ll ever make and OH MY SWEET MUFFIN so stinking good.

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Dump cakes from scratch are so much better!

  1. No more sugary fruit filling – First of all, you get to use whatever fruit you want and you can control all the sugar you use. Usually I like to make my dump cakes with fresh fruit when able but sometimes you need the easiness of canned fillings. If you would like to skip the can, use whatever fresh fruit is in season, frozen fruit, or a mix of your favorites.
  2. Easy vanilla cake mix – I never shared my confusion over boxed cake mixes but for dump cakes I like to use my vanilla cake recipe without all the wet ingredients. Simple just whisk together all of your dry ingredients and sprinkle of the fruit. It’s that easy!

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I prefer to store my dump cakes in the refrigerator, covered in plastic or in an air tight container. It will keep for several days and takes well to reheating; say with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Or better yet, slightly warmed and served with a scoop of greek yogurt for breakfast.

What I Use To Make Cakes

Pineapple Cherry Crisp

Pineapple Cherry Crisp

Yield: dump cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 2 & 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla, portioned out into two 1 teaspoon portions
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple
  • 21 ounces cherry pie filling
  • 4 & 1/2 cups chopped walnuts split between 1 & 1/2 cup portions
  • 3 cups of oats, split between 1 cup portions
  • 1 stick butter, cut into tablespoon squares


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix your first teaspoon of vanilla with your crushed pineapple. You can skip the extra bowl and mix right into the can.
  3. Pour and spread evenly your crushed pineapple.
  4. Sprinkle on your first 1 & 1/2 cups of chopped pecans and first 1 cup of oats.
  5. With your last portion of vanilla, mix into the cherry pie filling. Same thing as the pineapple, save the extra bowl and mix your vanilla and cherry pie filling right in the can.
  6. Spread on your layer of cherry pie filling.
  7. Sprinkle on your second 1 & 1/2 cups of chopped pecans and second portion of 1 cup of oats.
  8. Sprinkle flour on top
  9. Add your last layer of 1 & 1/2 cups of chopped pecans and last 1 cup of oats.
  10. Top with tablespoon sized slices of butter throughout the top of the crisp.
  11. Bake for 1 hour.
  12. Allow to cool in pan for 5 to 10 minutes before serving and enjoying. I love enjoying a slice with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream.


  • Prepared Pan: There will always be the "next best way to prepare your pan" article. Simply put however, the most effective way i find in my kitchen is a light rub of shortening around the sides, parchment paper on the bottom of the pan, & a very light dusting of flour (cocoa powder for chocolate baked goods) all throughout.
  • If you're not a fan of pecans, absolutely feel free to swap out the pecans with almonds, walnuts, or whichever may be your preference.

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Posted by Man Cake on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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