This Pineapple Dump Cake recipe combines cake mix, crushed pineapple and butter to make a delicious dessert that's a family favorite! One of the easiest desserts ever and budget friendly, too!
If you are looking for easy cake recipes or a simple dessert recipe, you are going to love this easy pineapple dump cake! It's a 4 ingredient dessert that's super easy and absolutely delicious!
Dump cakes are some of our favorite desserts. Besides this pineapple dessert, some of our other easy dump cake recipes include peach dump cake, apple pie dump cake, pumpkin dump cake, cherry dump cake and strawberry dump cake.
You only need a few simple ingredients for this easy recipe. You can find them in the grocery store or online if you don't already have these pantry staples:
- Crushed pineapple -- undrained
- Brown sugar -- adds sweetness
- Box cake mix -- yellow cake mix or white cake mix
- Butter -- thinly sliced
How to Make Pineapple Dump Cake
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees f. Next, grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray or butter.
Then, pour cans of pineapple into baking dish. Spread the crushed pineapple so that it covers the bottom of the baking dish evenly.
Sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the pineapple. I like to smooth the sugar over the pineapple so that it's nice and even.
Now, sprinkle the dry cake mix over the pineapple layer. You don't mix anything into the cake mix. It's just plain dry cake mix on top of pineapple!
Use a spatula or wooden spoon to spread the cake mix so that it is nice and even. You can push some of it into the pineapple juice if you want.
This helps to make sure that you won't have any dry spots as the cake bakes.
Finally, place the pats of butter in even rows on top of cake mix. We got 7 rows of butter, with smaller slices on the end.
If you need more butter, you can cut extra slices to fill in any gaps on the cake.
Bake the pineapple cake uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes. When it's done, the top of the cake should be golden brown and the pineapple should be hot and bubbling.
Check the cake during the baking process. If you see dry spots, you can add a little more butter to those areas. You can also press the dry cake mix into the liquid if you want.
Since all ovens vary, you can bake the cake for up to 1 hour if you need to.
Serve this delicious dump cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and a maraschino cherry on top. Even the easiest cake recipe can make an impressive dessert!
How to Store and Reheat
Store your pineapple dump cake in an airtight container or in the baking pan covered with plastic wrap.
You can refrigerate the cake or leave it out at room temperature if your kitchen is cool enough, depending on preference.
We usually leave the dump cake at room temperature and just slice and eat whenever. But, if you want to reheat the cake, microwave individual portions at low power for around 30 seconds.
There are a few easy ways to customize this delightful pineapple dump cake!
Instead of butter slices, pour melted butter on top of the cake mix before baking the dump cake.
Substitute 1 can of cherry pie filling for 1 can of crushed pineapple, and you've got an easy cherry pineapple dump cake recipe!
Another fruit filling that goes great with the pineapple flavor is blueberry. Top this sweet treat with fresh blueberries, or add some blueberries or blueberry pie filling to the crushed pineapple filling.
Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe
- 2 20 oz cans crushed pineapple undrained
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 15.25 oz box yellow cake mix
- 1 ½ sticks butter thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 350° f, and grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray
- Pour both cans of crushed pineapple into baking dish, and spread evenly
- Add brown sugar over pineapple
- Spread dry cake mix evenly over pineapple layer
- Place pats of butter in even rows on top of cake mix
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until top is golden brown and pineapple layer is bubbling
- Allow to cool slightly and rest for 10 to 15 minutes before serving
This pineapple upside down dump cake is a quick dessert that doesn't compromise on quality. I hope you love it as much as my family does!
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