Dessert: Pioneer Woman Dump Cake

photo 5Sometimes you’re off your diet while watching a football game (pizza and beer of course), and you say screw it…let’s make something delicious and unhealthy for dessert.  The day prior to watching football, I had The Pioneer Woman‘s TV show playing.  If you’re hungry and/or on a diet, this is not a show to be watching.  During the particular episode that we were watching, she made a dump cake for her family.  It was super simple and horrible for you…and of course looked delicious.  It’s basically a simple cobbler.

We had not planned on making the dump cake over the weekend, but when we saw that we could have our son make it with us and I was already off my diet for the day…well, all bets were off.

The dump cake takes about three minutes to put together.  The hardest part is opening the cans and boxes.  This is definitely a fun recipe to make with kids because it really hard for them to screw up.  If your kid is like ours and has an egg allergy, this works out perfect as well.  He loved making this one.  He called it a “sandcastle cake” because the cake mix on top reminded him of sand (he’s adorable…I know.)  Once everything is in the pan, set the timer for about an hour and…DUMP CAKE!

This thing is delicious.  Again, horrible for you…but delicious.  We had some vanilla ice cream around from our son’s birthday party a few weeks back so we went ahead and topped it off with some more sugary goodness.  Eating this thing hot is probably best, but a few hours later I swung by the pan and just grabbed a few more bites with a fork.  Still good cold.  Another nice thing about this recipe is that you can use other fruits as well.  We thought about doing something with apple pie filling…maybe blueberries…or cherries…damn, I’m hungry.

If you need a simple dessert that’s easy to make and a crowd pleaser, this is it.

Pioneer Woman Dump Cake


  • 1 can (21 Oz.) Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 can (15 Oz.) Crushed Pineapple
  • 1 box (about 18 Oz.) Yellow Or White Cake Mix
  • 1 stick Margarine
  • 1/2 stick Butter
  •  Whipped Cream


  1. Dump cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple into baking dish. Stir together.
  2. Sprinkle cake mix over the top of the fruit. Slice margarine and butter and distribute over the surface of the cake mix.
  3. Bake this sacrilege at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour.`

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