There are nights when I really want to eat something sweet and cake-y but I don’t want to do hardly any work.
This is the perfect recipe for that! This Angel Food Pineapple Dump Cake just might be the easiest dessert ever. Dump Cake Recipes are my favorite and you’ll definitely want to pin this one for the next time you are having a sweets emergency.
This post was originally published on October 24, 2019, and has now been updated with tips and tricks to make this yummy dessert perfectly every time.
Why This Recipe Works
I want to be really honest with you though. This 2-ingredient pineapple cake is a great jumping-off point. But it really is more of a base than an actual dessert.
Yes, it will work in a pinch if you just need something sweet in your mouth. Which does happen, at least to me. The consistency is cake-like but I felt like it was lacking in the flavor department.
That being said, this Angel Food and Pineapple dump cake is one you should know about it. If you like to get creative in the kitchen, I’m sure you can come up with some amazingly decadent dessert ideas with this as a base.
I have some ideas on how to improve this for the future. But I also kind of love how amazingly simple it is to make and don’t want to make it more complicated.
With just 2 ingredients, it is super quick and easy to make. Cake Mix Desserts are my favorite! And this one is FAST.
And the best part is, you still get that great browned, caramel-y top which I adore.
I’m a big fan of Angel Food Cake Mix. You literally just have to add water to the mix and you get the best, most fluffy cake in a matter of minutes.
In this case, though, you add a 20 oz. can Crushed Pineapple (in juice – do not drain).
It gives the batter a little more flavor and adds chunks of fruit making the consistency different from the standard tall angel food cake.
How to Make Pineapple Angel Food Dump Cake
Turn oven to 350 degrees to preheat.
Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with coconut oil baking spray. (I love this pan with a lid because you can just pop it in the fridge once it has cooled.
In a large bowl, mix angel food cake mix with a can of crushed pineapple, including the juice.
It will foam up, be sure to mix well and scrape the bottom to make sure it’s all mixed.
Pour batter into greased pan.
Bake for about 20 minutes. Add more time, if needed.
The top should be golden brown and spring back when touched.
It really does look pretty when it comes out of the oven. I checked the cake after 25 minutes but it still wasn’t set.
I added 10 extra minutes and checked again. I wanted to make sure it was really set up and a lovely golden brown color. All in all, I cooked it for about 35 minutes.
The cake has a slightly sticky texture which would freak me out if I had to eat this with my hands. I’m not sure why I would be forced to eat this with my hands, but I don’t like sticky.
The cake has that great angel food cake flavor with a little sweetness and texture from the pineapple bits.
It’s a super quick dessert to make which you can eat on your own, or play around with to add more flavors too.
Weight Watchers Pineapple Cake Dessert Idea
And when I was researching (because I’m a dump cake fanatic and need to know ALL the info), I found out that this cake is actually a Weight Watchers dessert idea!
I’m not doing now, nor have I ever done Weight Watchers so I won’t pretend to know anything about how their point system works, but it kept coming up over and over again.
I’m a huge dessert fan so it made me happy that there were dessert options available to people who are trying to watch their weight and health.
There’s hope for me to turn my diet back around yet! (She says as she preps next week’s dump cake post with a cup of butter…)
You’ll love how ridiculously easy this Angel Food Pineapple Dump Cake is to make!
The most common way to eat this cake, however, is “frosted” with Cool Whip.
Whether you top it or not, this Angel Food Cake with Pineapple and Cool Whip idea is a fantastic treat for anytime you want something sweet.
- Add rum extract and coconut to the batter before baking (or just put the coconut on top!) for a tropical treat.
- Serve with fresh berries. This would make a delicious base for a strawberry shortcake style dessert!
- Poke holes in the finished cake and drizzle with orange juice (I love to drizzle orange juice on my angel food cake!)
- Add maraschino cherries and brown sugar to the top of the cake while it’s still warm for an upside-down cake effect.
- Eat with vanilla ice cream or even sherbert.
Tips and Tricks
- You can make this cake even fluffier by using a hand mixer. I do anything I can to not have to fight my cupboards to get mine out so hand mixing works fine too.
- You can make angel food from scratch. Sally’s Baking Addiction walks you through ALL the steps. It’s very detailed and fussy and I just don’t have time for that. But if you love to bake, definitely sub this recipe!
- Some people add 1 tsp vanilla to the batter. This would certainly give it a little more flavor. I prefer to make all recipes first, as is and then modify from there.
Frequently Asked Questions
I would store it covered in the refrigerator. It’s also delicious cold! If you forget and leave it out overnight, I would still eat it. But that’s me. I’m not telling you to do that. Use your own best food safety judgment.
You can use a bundt pan to cook if you’d like. Since the cake batter would be thicker you may need to cook it for longer. That’s why I like cooking my pineapple angel food dump cake in a 9×13 pan. It cooks more quickly!
I love crushed pineapple in this dish, and since it replaces the water in this recipe, I would recommend using it. Obviously you can just use water, but you could also substitute that with orange juice or some other flavored liquid (although I can’t vouch for these substitutions).
This fast, 2-ingredient pineapple angel food dump cake is just the thing to take care of your sweet tooth.
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Pineapple Angel Food Dump Cake
- Hand Mixer
- Mixing bowl
- Turn oven to 350 degrees to preheat.
- Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with coconut oil baking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix angel food cake mix with a can of crushed pineapple, including the juice.
- It will foam up, be sure to mix well and scrape the bottom to make sure it’s all mixed.
- Pour batter into greased pan.
- Bake for about 20 minutes.
- Top should be golden brown and spring back when touched.
- You can make this cake even fluffier by using a hand mixer.
- You can make angel food from scratch. Sally’s Baking Addiction walks you through ALL the steps. It’s very detailed and fussy.
- Some people add 1 tsp vanilla to the batter. This would certainly give it a little more flavor.