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Classic Cherry Dump Cake

Easter season is often a time of great treats: chocolates, candy, and sweet desserts. When you are preparing Easter lunch or dinner, there’s sometimes not enough time or space to add a baked dessert. With a traditional dump cake you can quickly bake this simple dessert the night before.

A dump cake is essentially a cake that has a base of two main ingredients: cake mix and fruit pie filling that can easily be “dumped” into a baking pan in layers. The recipe I’m sharing with you has only five ingredients, all of which can be found at any major grocery store.

This cake can be stored in the fridge for several days. Not recommended for freezing.


  • 21oz Cherry pie filling
  • 20oz Crushed pineapple (undrained)
  • 1 pkg (432g) moist yellow cake mix
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • ½ cup shaved almonds


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a 9×13 baking pan, dump the crushed pineapple including the juice. Spread it along the bottom of the pan.
  • Next, add the cherry pie filling. Spread it across the top of the crushed pineapple.
  • Then, evenly add the dry cake mix across the top of the cherry pie filling.
  • Next, sprinkle the almonds across the top.
  • Place the butter into the microwave until melted. Spread the melted butter evenly over the cake mix.
  • Next, place the baking pan into the oven and bake ingredients at 350 degrees for 50 -60 minutes. Once fully baked, it should be browned and bubbling on top.

Let cool and serve with ice cream if desired.

This cake can be stored in the fridge for several days. Not recommended for freezing.

Yovella is a former resident of McCauley who still works and volunteers in the area.

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