“Love sweet pineapple treats? Easy Pineapple Dump Cake is for the person who enjoys rich desserts. Add this to your easy recipe file for pineapple cakes.

Pineapple Dump Cake is a simple version of a pineapple upside down cake, a dessert that has become one of the favorite comfort foods in many households.

Pineapple dump cake
Easy Pineapple Dump Cake

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Grocery Shopping the Week of Christmas

How has your Christmas week started off? Are you making candy, cookies, cakes or pies? My intention for today was to bake cookies. The day’s events changed that idea, however. I even went down the baking aisle at Walmart and got the organic flour to make them – after I was jolted by a cart driven by a lady down the center aisle.

Actually, the driver of the cart hit my grocery cart which knocked me back, almost into an employee standing behind me.

Once I made it home, I knew cookies could wait until tomorrow. My hubby and I have company coming Thursday, so it’s not like the cookies have to be baked today.

Seriously, I meant to get my grocery shopping done already before the Christmas rush. Shopping at Walmart right before Christmas is crazy. I think my favorite Walmart Christmas shopping trip ever was with my dad and daughter the year my mother died. It was nearly midnight, and the three of us went to pick out some gifts for the family. Daddy bought an electric griddle for a gift exchange, and he gave me one, too. I love that griddle and use it often. The one I have looks similar to this one:

Be safe during the holidays, and watch out for those carts that shoppers drive around Walmart. They can catch you off guard.

Pineapple Dump Cake Options

I had a can of sliced pineapple and cake mix in the pantry, and that seemed like the easiest dessert to make the day before Christmas Eve.

Butter, cake mix, and a can of pineapple, basically, describes this super easy dessert. I’ve made it with crushed pineapple and sliced pineapple. Add pecans for extra crunch. Mix in cherry pie filling to make it yummy rich.

For Christmas week, however, I decided to keep this pineapple dessert simple with only three ingredients. It’s a yummy moist cake.

Pineapple Dump Cake with Lower Carbs

Though pineapple isn’t considered a low-carb item, you can make adaptions to lower the carbs. For example, use a low-carb or sugar-free yellow cake mix. Also, cut down on the amount of pineapple juice and pineapple pieces.

For another low-carb pineapple cake idea, combine only half of the pineapple and a different fruit such as berries.

Easy Pineapple Dump Cake

Pineapple dump cake with only three ingredients

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dump cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1 Can Pineapple slices
  • 1 Box Yellow cake mix
  • 1 Stick Butter, unsalted


  1. Pour the pineapple juice in a separate cup.

  2. Pour the pineapple slices into a square glass baking dish.

  3. Cut the slices into thirds.

  4. Pour the cake mix on top of the pineapple slices.

  5. Smooth the cake mix so that it isn’t real lumpy.

  6. Cut the stick of butter into slices and place them on top of the cake mix.

  7. Gently pour a little of the juice along the sides and in between the butter slices (about 1/4 cup).

  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350. If it’s still too moist, bake five or ten minutes longer.

Whether you’re baking for yourself this holiday or for a group of people, this pineapple dessert is so simple to make and delicious. And when you’re wanting something sweet but don’t want to spend hours on the dessert – and you like pineapple, this sweet treat is for you.

Feel Better – Bake for the Holidays

As you know by now, I’ll be baking cookies tomorrow and possibly some peppermint candy. Baking helps a person feel better during the Christmas holiday, I think.

What kind of candy or cookies do you like making for Christmas? It’s fun baking during the holidays. Even if you are having to spend the holiday alone, bake something for yourself or to give as a gift.

It’s always fun to give cookies as a Christmas gift and to receive them as well. Bake cookies using a cake mix. And you can find a cake mix at the grocery store for less than a dollar.

I know what it’s like when you can’t be with family during holidays. Schedules don’t always make it possible for all family members to get together for Christmas celebrations. For many years, my husband and daughter and I traveled across America doing ministry work and couldn’t always make it home for the holidays.

It takes great effort to not allow yourself to give in to being depressed in such times. During those times, I call friends, read a book, watch an interesting movie, etc. Of course, you could always go grocery shopping on Christmas Eve. You’ll be exhausted from the crowds and ready to sleep in on Christmas Day.

I like to have fun snacks available to eat at home during Christmas. For instance, I purchased Li’l Smokies and biscuits from Walmart to have on hand for guests. Recently, I made sausage balls and froze extras so all I have to do is defrost them then bake them for twenty minutes. Easy to do, and they taste so good.

May you have a peaceful holiday this week.

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