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Pineapple Dump Cake

What is a pineapple dump cake? Have you heard of dump cakes at all? If not, they are the easiest cake you can make. And the best part is that they taste great! Basically, you just need a few key ingredients and you dump them together. Sounds easy? It is! You can change up the ingredients and make up your favorite dump cakes easily. One of my other favorite dump cakes is my Cherry Pie Dump Cake. Read on to see how to make this yummy pineapple dump cake.

Pineapple Dump Cake Ingredients

In addition to this being an easy cake to make, another great things is that you only need a few ingredients. And best of all, the ingredients you need are probably in your home right now! With a box of cake mix, 1.5 sticks of butter, and 2 cans of pineapples you are ready to get started.

Easy to Make Dump Cake

I mentioned that this is an easy cake to make, but what exactly does that mean? You are probably wondering if you need some baking knowledge or if anyone can really make this with ease. You truly don’t need to be a professional baker. Anyone can make this cake and look like a baking superstar!

My kids always like to “help” me make things. And, reluctantly, I will allow them to help from time to time. Honestly, making a pineapple dump cake is a cake that kids can help with and it won’t be a complete nightmare for you. Seriously!

Making The Dump Cake

Once you have your ingredients in front of you, you will can pull this cake together in 6 or 7 minutes. Next, you will need to melt the butter and distribute it evenly on the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. Then, you just have to layer the ingredients; starting with the pineapple juice, then the pineapples, next the cake mix, and then the cubed butter at the very top. Finally, just pop the pan in the oven and wait approximately 50 minutes before it will be done. While the cake is baking, you will LOVE that sweet smell coming from your oven.

Go all out and top the cake with either ice cream, homemade whipped cream, or both!

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Pineapple Dump Cake

BEST alternative to Pineapple Upside Down Cake – Pineapple Dump Cake is SO EASY!
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: banana, dump cake, easy cake, pineapple dump cake, pineapple upside down cake
Servings: 10 people
Author: jenahoward


  • 3/4 stick Butter
  • 2 cans Crushed Pineapple 14 oz cans – drained
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple Juice from canned pineapples or juice
  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/2 stick butter cubed


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Place 3/4 stick of butter in a 9×13 pan and put in oven for 5 min to melt
  • Swirl butter around to cover entire bottom of pan
  • Add pineapple juice to pan and cover evenly
  • Add crushed pineapples to pan
  • Sprinkle cake mix on top of pineapples
  • Top cake mix with cubed butter, distributing evenly through pan
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean
  • Let it cool for 5-10min
  • Enjoy!

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