Pineapple Upside-Down Dump Cake

“This dump cake recipe is wonderful topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. It works well with gluten-free and sugar-free cake mixes too.” —Karin Gatewood, Dallas, Texas

PIneapple upside down dump cake recipePhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
10servings 10minutes 2hours
Servings Prep Time
10servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Portions: servings
Portions: servings
  1. In a microwave, melt 1/2 cup butter; stir in brown sugar. Spread evenly onto bottom of a greased 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with cherries and pecans; top with pineapple. Sprinkle evenly with dry cake mix. Melt remaining butter; drizzle over top.
  2. Cook, covered, on high until fruit mixture is bubbly, about 2 hours. (To avoid scorching, rotate slow cooker insert one-half turn midway through cooking, lifting carefully with oven mitts.)
  3. Turn off slow cooker; let stand, uncovered, 30 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with ice cream.
Recipe Notes
Test Kitchen tips

  • Let the cake stand, uncovered, after cooking to allow the steam to escape. As it cools, the cake and saucy pineapple mixture set up a bit.
  • Sprinkle the cake mix in an even layer over the pineapple. If it’s piled high in the centre, the middle of the cake may be undercooked.
  • A large slow cooker is used to keep the ingredient layers thin and promote even cooking.
  • Check out more cake baking tips we learned from grandma.

Editor's Note

To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 455 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 418mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 1g fibre), 3g protein.