Easy Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake is made simple and delicious with just 5 ingredients including crushed pineapple, maraschino cherries, brown sugar, yellow cake mix, and butter. Just dump the ingredients in the cake pan, bake, and enjoy in just 30 minutes time!

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake

Hey everyone! The love me and my family has for our Crushed Pineapple Upside Down Cake runs DEEP, ya’ll. 

But I recently stumbled upon an EVEN easier way to get all the yummy flavors of pineapple upside down cake with even less steps and even less ingredients – Easy Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake

This delicious pineapple upside down dump cake is made with just 5 ingredients, takes only 30 minutes to make, and has all the yumminess of a classic pineapple upside down cake, with even less work! 

Sound great?

Then keep reading for the full recipe for my pineapple dump cake and check out my full video tutorial over here!

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5 Reasons You’ll Love Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake

You really can’t get more simple than this pineapple dump cake, and although there’s probably a billion reasons you’ll love this pineapple cake, here’s 5 main ones: 

  1. It’s made with just 5 simple ingredients. (Yay for a no-fuss recipe without 326 ingredients!)
  2. You only need one cake pan with no mixing bowl required. (Yay for less dirty dishes!)
  3. No decorating skills needed and/or frosting required. (I love adding whipped cream/vanilla ice cream on top, though!)
  4. It’s absolutely DELICIOUS and perfect for preparing for a crowd
  5. It only takes 25-30 minutes to bake – perfect for a weeknight or last minute dessert!

Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake FAQ’s

Do you stir a dump cake?

No, that’s the beauty of a dump cake. Simply dump in your ingredients and bake!

 

Can I use a white cake mix instead of a yellow cake mix? 
Yes, you can replace the yellow cake mix with other flavors such as white, pineapple, or even strawberry would be a delicious twist. 
 
Does pineapple dump cake need to be refrigerated?
Yes, refrigerate and store any leftover pineapple dump cake in an airtight container. 
 
How long does pineapple upside down dump cake last? 
When stored properly in an airtight container, it will last for up to 3 days in the fridge. After that it tends to get soggy. 
 
Can you reheat pineapple upside down dump cake?
Yes, to reheat, place individual servings in the microwave for 20-30 seconds at a time until warm, or place the entire baking dish back in the oven at 325 for 10 minutes or until warm. 
 
Why is my pineapple upside down cake soggy?
If your cake turned out soggy this is probably a result of not draining your pineapple well enough. Make sure you drain both your pineapple and cherries well before placing in the cake pan. 
 

How To Make Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake

I’m not even kidding when I say that this is truly one of the EASIEST cakes you’ll ever make! 

Below, I’ve included step-by-step photos to show you the simple process.

You also only need just a few tools to make it! 

 

RECOMMENDED KITCHEN TOOLS: 

 

Step 1: Drain your pineapple and maraschino cherries and place in a 9x13 glass baking dish or cake pan. 

Step 2: Sprinkle evenly with light brown sugar. 

Step 3: Add 3/4 of the DRY yellow cake mix right on top and use your hands to ensure it covers all the pineapples and cherries evenly.

If there are any bare spots, add a little bit more cake mix to fill it in, but I typically have a little bit of dry cake mix leftover in the bag. 

Step 4: Top with 1 stick of unsalted butter that has been evenly sliced into 12 slices. 

Place in the oven to bake until golden brown and enjoy your delicious pineapple upside down dump cake! 

 

Watch my Youtube Video Tutorial Below

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake
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Easy Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven, Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake is made simple and delicious with just 5 ingredients including crushed pineapple, maraschino cherries, brown sugar, yellow cake mix, and butter. Just dump the ingredients in the cake pan, bake, and enjoy in just 30 minutes time!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 box yellow cake mix (can also use white or pineapple flavored, if desired)
  • 2 cans (20 oz) crushed pineapple, drained well*
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into 12 slices
  • 1 small jar maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  • First spray a 9×13 glass baking dish or cake pan with non stick cooking spray.
  • Next, use a colander to well drain two cans of crushed pineapple and spread evenly in the cake pan.
  • Drain a small jar of maraschino cherries and add on top. (I usually add about 18-20 cherries to my cake, but you can add as many or as little as you want)
  • Next, evenly sprinkle light brown sugar over the pineapple and cherries.
  • Add 3/4 of the DRY cake mix right on top and use your hands to ensure it covers all the pineapples and cherries evenly. If there are any bare spots, add a little bit more cake mix to fill it in, but I typically have a little bit of dry cake mix leftover.
  • Lastly, top with 1 stick of unsalted butter that has been sliced into 12 slices.
  • Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the cake is a beautiful golden brown on top.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes on a cooling rack before serving warm. Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, and additional maraschino cherries or pineapple, if desired.

Notes

  • Make sure you drain your pineapple really well to avoid your cake being soggy.
  • Use DRY cake mix for this recipe. DO NOT bake the cake or prepare a wet batter beforehand.
  • Store any leftover cake in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, microwave individual servings for 20-30 seconds at a time until warm.

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Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

 

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