Retro Desserts: Dump Cake

August 17, 2012

Dump cake is a super easy but tasty retro dessert.  Popular in the 60's, this cake is made with mostly packaged ingredients.  Pie filling is mixed with pineapple before being topped with cake mix and butter.  If you are not a fan of pie filling, opt for fresh or frozen fruit mixed with 1/4 cup of sugar.  You can make dump cake with any fruit but blueberry and cherry are especially delicious.

Dump Cake


1 can crushed pineapple
1 can pie filling (your choice)
1 pkg cake mix
1 stick of butter
Spread pineapple in bottom of a 9X13 pan
Cover with pie filling
Cover with cake mix
Cut butter into small pieces and place evenly over cake mix
Bake 350 for 1 hour
Serve Old School with Cool Whip, or fresh whipped cream

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pat rutter's picture

Mmmmm...going back to the old and easy..Will try it for company coming soon. Top it with geat Vanilla Ice Cream. Thanks

Meera's picture

Do you have to make up the cake mix or just dump the powder over the fruit?