I can’t quit dump cakes! This Strawberry Pineapple Dump Cake is so easy to make and is a great summer dessert idea! It needs just a few ingredients and has barely any prep time making this perfect for a last-minute party or for making ahead when having company over!
Dump Cakes are an easy dessert to serve and they are always a crowd-pleaser! While this Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is my all-time fave (and also one of my most popular posts!) I love trying out new recipes with other flavor combinations.
If you are looking for a simple strawberry dessert to make right now, this recipe is for you!
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It’s strawberry season which means my family is eating a lot of strawberries at the moment. Right now we are eating them at every meal because we know that they will be gone soon and we want to enjoy them as much as possible.
But when we want dump cake this time of year, we opt for strawberry pie filling. Because it’s SO yummy! I just haven’t figured out how to make baked fresh strawberries taste as delicious!
How to Make Strawberry Pineapple Dump Cake
First off, if you aren’t skipping down to read the Strawberry Dump Cake Recipe and buying ingredients from this photo, you need (2) cans of strawberry pie filling. I’ll explain why in a minute. Just make a note that this picture is wrong. It happens. Bloggers make mistakes.
- 2 cans (21 oz.) strawberry pie filling
- 1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple (do not drain!)
- 1 boxed yellow cake mix (15.75 oz.)
- 1 cup butter (melted)
Trust me, you need 2 cans of strawberry pie filling. Because most of the other dump cake recipes I’ve made have just used one can of pie filling to one can of pineapple, I thought 2 cans would be overkill. BUT, strawberry pie filling has very few pieces of actual strawberries and is mostly fruit jelly.
It’s not bad, but for a strawberry dump cake you want maximum strawberry taste, so use 2 cans.
Also, I prefer yellow cake mix over white cake mix. You can use either, but I think yellow cake mix really enhances the buttery vanilla flavor on top of this dessert.
And some recipes call for less butter. Let me just tell you right now, they are wrong. 1 cup of butter is really what makes this extra special. Maybe don’t make this all the time if you are worried about your waistline.
Or maybe don’t eat the whole pan by yourself…not that I’ve done that. Lately.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- To a 9 x 13 cake pan, add the strawberry pie fillings and use a spatula to spread somewhat evenly in the pan.
I like a 9 x 13 cake pan that comes with a cover so you can just store and serve right from the same dish. I had gotten really excited about $2 9 x 13 cake pans I found at Target but they say to not keep food in them…That’s dumb.I’m over it. I also love using disposable pans for ease of use.
- Add the pineapple and juice and use the spatula to try to make it even, but no need to mix.
I mean, it just doesn’t get any easier! I used to say that my favorite type of recipe to make was open and stir, meaning you open a can and stir something together. I know, lazy. But this strawberry dump cake with pineapple recipe even removes one of those steps! It’s genius.
- Pour the dry cake mix evenly over the top of the fruit, taking care to get the corners.
Whoever figured out the magic a dry cake mix provides should run for president. I’d totally vote for them.
- Melt the butter and pour over the top of the cake mix.
- Bake for about 1 hour.
I’ve tried various methods for adding the butter to dump cakes. I much prefer using melted butter. I think it spreads most evenly and it’s really the O.G. way to do it. But it’s your dump cake. Do the butter how you want.
You will know it’s “done” when it turns golden brown on top.
Note: There may be some dry cake mix left that didn’t end up mixing with fruit juice or butter and that is ok. It doesn’t ruin anything and when you spoon it into a bowl for serving it will get mixed up and taste amazing.
I like a nice crunchy golden brown top on my dump cakes. It’s probably “done” sooner, but in my oven it takes about an hour.
Printable Recipe for Strawberry Dump Cake
- 2 cans Strawberry Pie Filling
- 1 can Crushed Pineapple (not drained)
- 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
- 2 Sticks Butter
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a 9 x 13 baking dish, add both cans of Strawberry pie filling.
- Top with crushed pineapple as evenly as possible.
- Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over the top, no mixing needed.
- Melt butter and pour over the cake mix and fruit.
- Bake for approximately 60 minutes or until golden brown.
The cake does not rise like a traditional cake but creates a crust when mixed with the melted butter and pineapple juice.
This easy dessert idea is great warm with a little ice cream, at room temperature or even cold!
This dessert is great for parties, potlucks and is easily transported to where you need a delicious dish.
Amount Per Serving Calories 367Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 46mgSodium 472mgCarbohydrates 47gFiber 1gSugar 27gProtein 2g
A dump cake is straight up comfort food. It’s full of buttery, fruity goodness and makes your heart happy. I promise.
It’s a lowkey dessert that can be served straight from the pan. And it’s super versatile in that it can be served hot or cold. In fact, I really love dump cake when they have cooled to room temperature.
This strawberry pie filling dump cake was pretty sweet so I added some fresh thyme to the bowl for serving. It was such a nice touch! Next time I make this I will definitely be sprinkling thyme right over the top.
It helped to cut the sweetness and add a really nice pop of flavor.
More Easy Desserts to Make
- Strawberry, Jello and Angel Food Cake Dessert Recipe (my most popular dessert recipe!
- The Best Caramel Corn. Ever.
- Small Batch Cookie Bars so your kids can personalize them.
- Easy Baklava Cups from Celebrations at Home
- Dessert Nachos from Honest and Truly
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If you have been craving a strawberry dessert, you need to make this super easy and totally delicious Strawberry Pineapple Dump Cake! It’s perfect for this time of year and all you have to do is open a few ingredients and put them in a pan! Boom.