The Best and Easiest Cherry Cake

The Best and Easiest Cherry Cake

Everyone loves a good dump cake recipe! This Cherry Dump Cake recipe is filled with cherry pie filling, crumbled pineapple, topped with cake mix, walnuts and butter!

Easy dessert recipes are a must have on hand, and pour cake is one of those easy recipes I love to use. If you love this cherry cake, you should definitely try the peach or caramel apple versions!

An easy fruit dessert

I love me a good dessert recipe, but I especially love my dessert that is easy to put together and tastes great. Dump cake is just that! They’re fun because you can be as simple or creative as you want. Today’s recipe is easy and delicious! !

I’m more of a chocolate dessert type person, but every now and then, I like something fruity. This trash cake is perfect for my taste buds. I love that the walnuts add a little crunch to every bite, and the fruit is the perfect combination.

It’s called a “trash” cake for a reason

Whenever one of us eats, I like to find an easy recipe because I usually spend more time preparing the actual dinner. Recipes like this are perfect because you literally pour everything into the pot – give it a stir and pop it in the oven. So easy…and definitely a crowd pleaser!

Serve hot with some delicious vanilla ice cream and you’ll get rave reviews. 😀

Variety. While this recipe is delicious, sometimes it’s fun to try a little twist. Try these ideas:

  • Add sliced ​​apples to the bottom.
  • Use sliced ​​almonds in place of or in combination with pecans.
  • Replace/combine nuts with coconut flakes.
  • When mixing the pineapple and cherries together, add ½ to 1 teaspoon (depending on your preference) of almond extract.
  • Use chunky applesauce instead of butter or use ½ applesauce and ½ butter

storage and reheating


  • Countertops: Cover and store at room temperature for up to two days.
  • Refrigerator: Cover and keep in the refrigerator for a week.
  • Freeze: Wrap in freezer-safe plastic wrap, then foil again. Keep frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator.
  • notes: Do not leave cakes in a metal baking pan for more than a day.


  • Microwave: Put the individual portions in the microwave for 20 seconds, then heat for another 10 seconds until the desired temperature is reached.
  • Oven: Remove any plastic wrap. If your cake is already in the pan, cover with foil and place in the oven. If your cake does not have a pan, wrap the cake in foil and place in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

I think the fruit lovers in your life will love it too. Give it a try and let us know what you think. We can’t wait to try other dump cake versions!

For more cherry treats, check out:

Course dessert

American food

Prep time 5 minutes

Cook Time 35 minutes

Total time 40 minutes

Serving Size 16

Calories 346 kcal

by Lil’ Luna

  • 21 oz canned cherry tarts
  • 15 oz can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 8 ounces chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 C butter
  • Combine cherries and pineapple in a 9×13 pan. Sprinkle dry cake mixture over pineapple and cherry mixture; whisk until just combined.

  • Sprinkle walnuts on top.

  • Slice the butter and place on top.

  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy the warmth!

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