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A serving of Gluten-free cherry dump cake on a white plate with the rest of the pan in the background.

This Gluten-Free Cherry Dump Cake is easy as can be to make and so delicious! With just 4 ingredients and very little clean up you’re going to love it. If you don’t have a lot of time to make a dessert this recipe is perfect. In just a few minutes you can have it ready to put in the oven and bake.

A 9x13 inch baking pan with a dump cake in it. It has a golden brown cakey top.

How to Make Gluten-Free Cherry Dump Cake

I don’t know who originally came up with dump cakes but they were brilliant. Dump cakes are one of the easiest desserts to make because you literally are dumping the ingredients into the baking pan. So there are almost no extra dishes to clean up. Let me show you these quick and easy steps.

Three pictures showing the steps of making a cherry dump cake. Top pic shows cherry pie filling, middle pic shows adding in crushed pineapple, and bottom pic shows the two mixed together.

Preheat your oven to 350°.

Dump the cherry pie filling into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Then add the crushed pineapple and stir together.

Three pics in one. Top picture is showing how to spread cake mix over pie filling for a dump cake, middle pic show dairy-free buttery spread on top of cake mix, and bottom picture shows it fresh out of the oven after baking.

Next, spread the gluten-free cake mix evenly over the fruit. No stirring.

Take a tablespoon or soup spoon and dip out 12 tablespoons of buttery spread one at a time and place evenly over the cake mix.

Bake for 50-60 minutes until golden brown.

Note: Check about 30 minutes in to make sure the buttery spread is melting evenly over the cake mix. Occasionally there might be a dry spot in the cake mix, if there is take the back of a spoon and gently press down a little on the dry spot so it can soak up the buttery spread.

A close up of a serving of gluten-free dessert with cherries and pineapple.

Do You Have To Refrigerate this Gluten-Free Cherry Dump Cake?

You don’t have to refrigerate this cherry dump cake, but it will keep better if you do. So, if you are having a party or weekend get-together, it’s okay to let it sit out on the counter for a day or two but if you want to keep it fresh for several days it would be best to refrigerate.

Can I Make a Dump Cake in the Crockpot?

Yes, you can! Be sure to grease the bottom and sides of your crockpot. I think things tend to stick more in a crockpot. Layer the ingredients in the same order and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours. And again I would recommend checking halfway through cooking to make sure there are no dry spots of cake mix on top. If there are just lightly press with the back of a spoon so it’s not so high and can soak up the buttery spread.

Close up of a fruity dump cake.

More Gluten-Free Desserts You’ll Love:

Fudgy Brownies
Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler
Blueberry Pie
Lemon Brownies
Honey Bun Cake

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Cherry and pineapple under a cake topping.

Gluten-Free Cherry Dump Cake (Dairy-Free)

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50-60 minutes
  • Total Time: 65 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Easy as can be and so delicious! With just 4 ingredients and very little clean up you’re going to love this Gluten-Free Cherry Dump Cake!


Ingredients

One 21 oz can cherry pie filling*
One 20 oz can crushed pineapple
1 box gluten-free yellow cake mix (15 oz-18 oz)
12 tablespoons dairy-free buttery spread*


Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350°.

Dump the cherry pie filling into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Then add the crushed pineapple and stir together.

Next, spread the gluten-free cake mix evenly over the fruit. No stirring.

Take a tablespoon or soup spoon and dip out 12 tablespoons of buttery spread one at a time and place evenly over the cake mix.

Bake for 50-60 minutes until golden brown.

Note: Check about 30 minutes in to make sure the buttery spread is melting evenly over the cake mix. Occasionally there might be a dry spot in the cake mix, if there is take the back of a spoon and gently press down a little on the dry spot so it can soak up the buttery spread.


Notes

*Ingredient Suggestions: Lucky Leaf pie filling (gluten-free), Smart Balance or Earth Balance buttery spread.

Slow Cooker Instructions: Be sure to grease the bottom and sides of your crockpot. I think things tend to stick more in a crockpot. Layer the ingredients in the same order and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours. And again I would recommend checking halfway through cooking to make sure there are no dry spots of cake mix on top. If there are just lightly press with the back of a spoon so it’s not so high and can soak up the buttery spread.

Keywords: gluten-free dairy-free recipes, gluten-free desserts, gluten-free dump cake, gluten-free cherry dump cake

Easy to make dessert with cherry, crushed pineapple, and gluten-free cake mix.

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