Pineapple Mandarin Orange Dump Cake

Dee Stillwell Recipe

By Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE

10 Min
50 Min

I was craving a dump cake and searched my pantry to see what I had on hand. I always have pineapple and mandarin oranges. Usually, I have yellow cake mix, but I only had a pineapple one. I decided it would be a Hawaiian dump cake with all the flavors I love...pineapple, orange, and coconut. yumm
I make a blackberry version too. It's so good with vanilla ice cream, frozen yogurt, or a little heavy cream poured over the top.
For a low sugar version, use fruit in juice pack, sugar free yellow cake mix, and a mix of Stevia, Coconut sugar, and agave nectar as you choose. Delicious! Enjoy!


1 - 21 oz
can crushed pineapple, juice included
2-3 11 oz
cans mandarin oranges, about 1/2 of the juice included
2/3 c
sugar, or more if u prefer it sweeter, or replace it with stevia or agave nectar
2 Tbsp
1 dash(es)
1 - 18 1/2 oz
box of duncan hines pineapple cake mix, dry - or yellow if making another fruit version or pineapple isn't available.
3/4 c
butter, melted
1 1/2 c
coconut, flaked
1 c
sliced almonds, raw cashews, or macadamia nuts, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9"x13" baking dish with cooking spray. Combine the crushed pineapple, mandarin oranges, cornstarch, salt, and sugar in the pan. Mix well and sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over fruit. Melt butter in microwave and pour evenly over cake mix. Sprinkle with coconut and nuts if desired.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until light golden brown. You want it to get bubbly around the edges, so cover it with foil before it gets too brown.
Let stand for 10-15 minutes and serve warm or cool with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
Variation: Blackberry - I mix 3 bags (12 oz each) of frozen blackberries with 3/4 to 1 cup sugar (to your taste) with a dash of salt and 2 Tbl cornstarch mixed with 1/2 cup cold water..then proceed as above with the cake mix, butter, coconut and nuts. Bake as above. Enjoy a delicious cobbler type dessert without all the work.
** If you wish to make this a low sugar dessert, use sugar free yellow cake mix and replace all sugar with Stevia in the Raw and a little Agave nectar. I personally like to use a combo of SF sweeteners for better flavor, so add a little coconut sugar or brown sugar. The addition of 1/4 cup makes the flavor better and when the cake is divided into 12-15 servings, it doesn't seem to spike my blood sugars.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #cobbler, #dump

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JoyDee McCorkle joyousdeeous
Jul 20, 2013
DEE.....I'm so thankful for you posting this tropical version of dump cake. I make them often but tonight I needed a quick dessert & all I had in my pantry in the way of summery fruit was a qt. of mandarins & a 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple. I looked on this site & found your recipe, made it and it was a huge hit with softened vanilla ice cream.

The only change I make is that I slice two cubes of cold butter over the top of the cake mix. This help to cover all the flour when it melts. No dry floury areas on top this way. Thanks, again, Dee!!!
Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE
May 12, 2013
This is so easy and I love the crust it makes..I was raised on Bisquick cobbler crust..and never liked it..but my family and I love this one..even made with the SF cake mix.
I can't make hush puppies or biscuits well...but red velvet cake I can do..altho it is messy to make. lol