Crock Pot Tropical Peach & Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

This Crock Pot Tropical Peach & Cherry Dump Cake Recipe has tons of fruit flavor! You'll get the taste of peach, cherry, & pineapple. Uses lemon cake mix for an easy summer dessert.

Crock Pot Tropical Peach & Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

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When I started dating my husband, I had never heard of dump cake…so when he mentioned it one time, I looked at him like he was crazy. I mean, dump cake? Who thinks that sounds good?

Crock Pot Tropical Peach & Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

Now, 15 years later, it's me. I do. How did I go that long without knowing what dump cake was? It's just the best and easiest recipe ever!

Well, what is a dump cake?

If you've never heard of it, dump cakes are similar to a cobbler or a crisp, but I think they're easier to make. They involve a process of layering a filling (apple or cherry pie filling is often used) with dry cake mix and butter (some use melted butter, I prefer unmelted). When you bake it, everything kind of cooks together for this great combination of almost crunchy cake and warm, gooey filling.

There are as many flavor combinations as you can imagine. I've seen peach dump cake, apple dump cake (with apple pie filling and pecans, so yummy), blueberry dump cake, and even strawberry dump cake. If you can think of it, you can make it!

You'll typically see this done with just a basic pie filling and yellow cake mix. However, for this recipe, I wanted to switch it up a little to something I had never heard of. The original version of this tropical dump cake recipe is one of the oldest on my blog and has been super popular over the years. However, I noticed not long ago that several of the ingredients I used in the old recipe weren't really readily available anymore. (Who knew orange cake mix and canned tropical fruit weren't that common now?) So, I rewrote this recipe a little bit to fit some of the more common flavors available now…and I think it might actually be better!

I also added in the element of cooking the dump cake in your Crock Pot slow cooker. This trick really simplified the preparation process – now it's as simple as dumping and pushing a few buttons.

Let's take a look at this easy dump cake recipe that I think y'all will love.

Crock Pot Tropical Peach & Cherry Dump Cake

Ingredients

  • 20 oz can of cubed pineapple, mostly drained (crushed pineapple would work too)
  • 15 oz can of peaches, mostly drained
  • 8 oz jar of maraschino cherries, mostly drained
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 package (18.25 oz) lemon cake mix
  • 1.5 sticks of butter
  • 1/2 cup instant oatmeal
Crock Pot Tropical Peach & Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

Directions

First, drain most (maybe 80%) of the juice from the pineapple, peaches, and cherries. Dump all three canned fruits in a Crock Pot slow cooker.

Sprinkle corn starch and sugar over the fruit. Mix in until there are no lumps.

Pour the cake mix over the fruit. (Don't stir.) Pour the oatmeal over the cake mix and lightly mix it in to the cake mix with your fingers.

Slice the butter into 1/2″ pats and place evenly over the top of the cake mix. (This is where the “trust the process” part of this recipe comes in…it works, I promise!)

Set your slow cooker to low, 4 hours. Cake will be finished when ends are cooked and fruit filling is slightly bubbling out. (Note: can be cooked in the oven if needed at 350 degrees for 50 minutes to an hour. Just used a baking dish instead and bake until golden brown.)

How easy is that? I love serving this tropical peach & cherry dump cake with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. It's the perfect complement to the dessert! It would also be great topped with whipped cream.

You can find your printable recipe below.

Crock Pot Tropical Peach & Cherry Dump Cake

This Crock Pot Tropical Peach & Cherry Dump Cake Recipe has tons of fruit flavor! You'll get the taste of peach, cherry, & pineapple. Uses lemon cake mix for an easy summer dessert.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 359 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 20 ounces canned cubed pineapple mostly drained (crushed pineapple would work too)
  • 15 ounces canned peaches mostly drained
  • 8 ounces jarred maraschino cherries mostly drained
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1.5 sticks butter
  • 1/2 cup instant oatmeal

Instructions
 

  • First, drain most (maybe 80%) of the juice from the pineapple, peaches, and cherries. Dump all three cans in a Crock Pot slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle corn starch and sugar over the fruit. Mix in until there are no lumps.
  • Pour the cake mix over the fruit. (Don't stir.) Pour the oatmeal over the cake mix and lightly mix it in to the cake mix with your fingers.
  • Slice the butter into 1/2" pats and place evenly over the top of the cake mix. (This is where the "trust the process" part of this recipe comes in…it works, I promise!)
  • Set your slow cooker to low, 4 hours. Cake will be finished when ends are cooked and fruit filling is slightly bubbling out.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 359kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 411mgPotassium: 141mgFiber: 3gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 501IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 115mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cherry, dump cake, peach, pineapple, tropical
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Tropical Dump Cake...perfect summer twist on a classic! https://www.lambertslately.com/crock-pot-tropical-peach-cherry-dump-cake-recipe
Tropical Dump Cake...perfect summer twist on a classic! https://www.lambertslately.com/crock-pot-tropical-peach-cherry-dump-cake-recipe
Tropical Dump Cake...perfect summer twist on a classic! https://www.lambertslately.com/crock-pot-tropical-peach-cherry-dump-cake-recipe
Tropical Dump Cake...perfect summer twist on a classic! https://www.lambertslately.com/crock-pot-tropical-peach-cherry-dump-cake-recipe
Tropical Dump Cake...perfect summer twist on a classic! https://www.lambertslately.com/crock-pot-tropical-peach-cherry-dump-cake-recipe
Tropical Dump Cake...perfect summer twist on a classic! https://www.lambertslately.com/crock-pot-tropical-peach-cherry-dump-cake-recipe
This Tropical Dump Cake looks so easy to make and absolutely delicious! You literally just dump everything in a pan. I love the fruit flavors of orange and pineapple!

 

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3 Comments

  1. Okay, so I have NEVER made a cake in my slow cooker, and the flavors of this cake sound like my kinda dessert! Popping by from Grace at Home No. 474!

  2. Sue at Blu says:

    leslie this is calling my name! pinned

  3. Sue at Blu says:

    This looks delicious! Pinned!