Cherry-Pineapple Dump Cake in a Jar

If you like easy dessert recipes, this one is for you! I’ve sharing how to make my Cherry-Pineapple Dump Cake in a Jar – a classic recipe with a fun twist of being made and served in jars.

Cherry-Pineapple Dump Cake in a Jar -- popular dump cake with a fun twist by baking and serving in cute mason jars! #12Bloggers

For the entire year, myself and 11 other wonderful food bloggers collaborate and create a recipe based on a common theme. We called it 12 Bloggers — because it is posted monthly on the 12th of the month (today!), there is 12 of us, plus our recipes must have 12 or less ingredients. Fun, right?

This month, our theme is recipes in a jar — that means we have 12 awesome recipes that are all made and/or served in a jar. Take one look at Pinterest and you can tell that people love serving food in jars, and I’m not exception. The cuteness factor alone makes me happy, but since I have plenty of canning jars on hand, I enjoy having another great way to put them to use.

Want all the recipes that you see in the image below? Of course you do! Just check the end of this post for links to all of them.

12 Recipes in a Jar #12Bloggers

My contribution to the #12Bloggers Jar Recipes theme is a twist on an old favorite: the dump cake! For those that aren’t familiar, a dump cake is a cake that you “dump” together. There are many different versions available (I even have a Blueberry Crunch Dump Cake here on the blog), but I think the most popular dump cake is one made with crushed pineapple and cherry pie filling. I’ve taken this iconic recipe and upped its level of fun by baking and serving it in individual sized canning jars.

Now, if you’ve never made a dump cake, you’re in for a treat. They are SO simple to make and baking them in canning jars is just as easy. First, you’ll mix up a can of crushed pineapple (juice and all) with a can of cherry pie filling in a bowl.

How to Make Pineapple-Cherry Dump Cake in a Jar

Place 6 wide-mouth 1/2 pint canning jars on a baking sheet, without their bands and lids. Then, each jar is filled with 1/2 cup of the mixture. If you have leftover mixture, evenly divide the remainder among all the jars. I usually end up adding 1/2 cup + 1/8 cup of the mixture to each jar. When all the jars are filled, give them a gentle tap and shake to help level out and settle the fruit mixture.

How to Make Pineapple-Cherry Dump Cake in a Jar recipe

Top the fruit in each jar with 1/4 cup dry white cake mix. This would be cake mix right out of the box — then give your jars a gentle shake to level out the cake mix.

How to Make Pineapple-Cherry Dump Cake in a Jar recipe

Top each dump cake in a jar with 1 tablespoon butter that has been cut into 6 pieces. Put those pieces right on top of that dry cake mix — once these go into the oven, the butter will melt into the cake mix and help with browning.

How to Make Pineapple-Cherry Dump Cake in a Jar recipe

The Cherry-Pineapple Dump Cake in a Jar go into the oven for about 30 minutes or until they have a nice golden brown color on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. You can eat them as is, or if you want extra yumminess, top them with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Oh, yesssss.

Cherry-Pineapple Dump Cake in a Jar -- popular dump cake with a fun twist by baking and serving in cute mason jars! #12Bloggers

Here’s the full recipe — if you aren’t ready for it yet, but want to save this, I recommend saving to your ZipList Recipe Box or pinning on Pinterest to one of your boards.

Cherry-Pineapple Dump Cakes in a Jar

Yield: 6

Serving Size: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1 box (16.25 ounces) white cake mix
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 6 wide-mouth half-pint canning jars
  • Optional: Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the crushed pineapple and the cherry pie filling.
  3. Place the canning jars on a large baking sheet. Fill each jar with 1/2 of the fruit mixture. Divide any remaining mixture among all the jars (maybe be another 1/8 cup being added to each one). Give jars a gentle tap and shake to help settle and level the fruit mixture.
  4. Top the fruit in each jar with 1/4 cup of the dry cake mix. Give jars a gentle tap and shake to help settle and level the dry cake mix.
  5. Top the dry cake mix in each jar with 1 tablespoon butter that has been cut into 6 small pieces.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until top is a golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Serve slightly warm, if desired. Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if you wish. Canning jar bands and lids can be placed on cooled dump cakes to save them in a refrigerator.

Notes

--One box of cake mix is enough to do 2 batches of Cherry-Pineapple Dump Cakes in a Jar (a total of 12 jars). However, another can of crushed pineapple and cherry pie filling will be needed.

http://homecookingmemories.com/cherry-pineapple-dump-cake-in-a-jar/

As promised, here’s the full list of the #12Bloggers Jar Recipes — visit them and tell them I sent you!

Also check out my past #12Blogger recipes, as well as get links to even more recipes from the rest of the #12Bloggers group.

Cherry-Pineapple Dump Cake in a Jar -- popular dump cake with a fun twist by baking and serving in cute mason jars! #12Bloggers

Comments

  1. says

    I absolutely love Cherry Pineapple dump cake! I’ll have to try it this way next. Thanks for sharing! =)

    (Psst: I found you at the Link Party Palooza!)

  2. says

    Your Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake in a Jar is fantastic! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, I always look forward to your visits!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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