Skip to Content

Light and Delicious Tropical Dump Cake

Sharing is caring!

Just wait until you taste the flavor of this Tropical Dump Cake. Thie easy Hawaiian cake is one of my favorite cake recipes, ever.

If youre wanting a new pineapple dump cake recipe for your next fun party, this is a great choice to have. And since its the perfect dump cake for your next luau, the flavors are really just the icing on the cake!

Dont miss out on the powerful and tasty flavors of this delicious and light dump cake!

tropical dump cake dessert recipe

The cake just looks like summer! Its light colored and tasty and the flavor comes through perfectly in every single bite. Gather up the list of ingredients below to get started!

Tropical Dump Cake

The combination of crushed pineapple and a handful of other ingredients is what makes this simple recipe so great. And since this recipe takes no time at all to make, youre going to be patiently waiting for the very first bite.

Since you get to use a yellow cake mix as the base for this recipe, its as easy as following the directions on the package!

Since Im constantly feeding a ton of mouths in my house, this recipe is always a hit. Its just sweet enough to treat their taste buds and it makes a large enough batch to feed them all!

pineapple dump cake

What are some fun toppings you could add to this cake?

Toppings are part of the best part of cake! You can add a simple whipped topping or even some delicious vanilla ice cream.

And if you have some of your drained pineapple left over, you can sprinkle on some more of that as well!

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Tropical Dump Cake Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

Shop My Kitchen:

The following items can be found in my kitchen here at Miller Manor. Simply click the image that interests you - yes, they do contain affiliate links.

Must Have Resources:

When making Tropical Dump Cake at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

Make it a Meal:

Think meal planning has to be hard? This simple meal planning idea below shows that its not hard at all. Just pick out your dishes and the planning is done!

Main Dish: Hawaiian Tortilla Roll Ups

Vegetable Side: Hawaiian Side Dishes

Starch Side: Easy Hawaiian Recipes

Refreshing Drink: Hawaiian Blue Mocktail

tropical dump cake

Best Tropical Recipes:

Once you make this Tropical Dump Cake Recipe, youre going to be craving that delicious tropical flavor. Luckily for you, there are so many great tasting recipes that Im so excited to share with you!

Tropical No Churn Ice Cream is one of the best and most refreshing recipes, ever!

Hawaiian Salsa just might be your new favorite dip!

Check out this Tropical Avocado Smoothie. Such a great recipe for any time of the day.

This Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken recipe is sweet and delicious!

Youre going to love these funky and fun Flamingo Cupcakes!

This Hawaiian Bubble Bread is going to have you taking bite after bite!

Cool off with this delicious Frosty Hawaiian Mocktail!

delicious dump cake recipe for your next luau

How do you store this cooled cake?

Once the cake has cooled down, its time for you to store it in the fridge. Just put it into a container with a lid and it should be fine in the fridge for 2-3 days.

More Cake Mix Recipes:

easy hawaiian cake recipe

Tropical Dump Cake Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This Tropical Dump Cake recipe is so good!


  • 1 15.5 ounce can crushed pineapple
  • 1 15.25 ounce can tropical fruit salad
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 ½ sticks butter, melted
  • ½ cup shredded sweetened coconut


    1.Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and grease your dish.
    2.Take and pour the crushed pineapple and fruit cocktail plus the juices into the dish.
    3.Take your dry cake mix and put it on top of the fruit, covering it all the way.
    4.Once that is done, take and spoon the melted butter over the cake mix.
    5.Take and put the cake into the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
    6.Once done, take the cake from the oven and sprinkle the coconut on top. Then, put the cake back in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, until the coconut and the cake are brown.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 327Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 420mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 2g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

When do you think youre going to make this delicious Tropical Dump Cake recipe?

Sharing is caring!

Skip to Recipe