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!

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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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Sherri Williams logansw
Sep 21, 2011
Yummy!!! saved...luv ya, sw☺
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Sep 21, 2011
saved...I love this kind of cake, plus it has some of my favs (pineapple, mandarins & coconut all in one bite...yuummm)
Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7
Sep 22, 2011
Dee.... you had me at hello.... I will be making this for sure! We make a lot of dump cakes... but never this one! xo
Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE
Sep 22, 2011
thanx was yummy. this is how I usually make my dump cakes, with pineapple and mandarin oranges..this time had 2 exceptions..the pineapple cake mix and the coconut..that made it over the top good. : D I will make it again and again this way.
Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo
Sep 22, 2011
ooo saved this dee it looks so yummy!!!
Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE
Sep 22, 2011
thanx was pretty damned good..yummm ...I love it with vanilla frozen yogurt... : D
Sep 24, 2011 - Karla Everett shared this recipe with discussion group: COCONUT LOVERS UNITE
Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo
Sep 26, 2011
yum dee i love frozen yogurt, my fave is chocolate tho lol
Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE
Sep 26, 2011
I love it too, but my son I usually buy the vanilla since it goes with pies, cakes, brownies etc better..then I add chocolate sauce if I want it chocolate.
Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo
Sep 27, 2011
If I manage to get my garage changed over into the guest room this week I am planning on spending all day sat and sunday baking lol. so many new things i want to try. u think we can get an additional 24 hours added to each day lolol
Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE
Sep 28, 2011
sounds like fun and a good reward for all that hard work...extra hrs to everyday would be nice, wouldn't it?..except if it is a crappy day that
Dale Masters dsmasters
Sep 28, 2011
I am one who likes anything with the citrus flavor so this is right up my alley plus it sounds easy to make. Congrats on the blue ribbon!