Cherry Pineapple Cabana Dump Cake Recipe -
Cherry Pineapple Cabana Dump Cake Recipe
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Cherry Pineapple Cabana Dump Cake

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"Shredded coconut and macadamia nuts give this surprisingly simple cherry pineapple cake a delicious island flavor."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease a 13x9-inch baking pan. In the prepared baking pan, layer undrained crushed pineapple, then LUCKY LEAF Cherry Pie Filling. Sprinkle dry cake mix over the top, smoothing evenly and covering the top.
  3. Pour the melted butter or margarine over the top, covering evenly. Top with the coconut and nuts.
  4. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until brown on top and bubbly.
  5. Let cool 30 minutes. Serve warm or cooled.
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  • * Optional: omit coconut and add extra 1/2 cup of nuts
  • ** Substitute pecans, peanuts, or cashews for macadamia nuts

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Jan 05, 2010

I made this for a Thanksgiving potluck. The macadamias and coconut on top did burn. If I made this again I would add both ingredients to the top at the end of the cooking time.

Nov 11, 2009

This is close to a family recipe from my dads side of the family, never added the nuts or the coconut to it. but found that it is good both ways


14 Ratings

Jul 19, 2010

this is one of my FAVORITES! I've been making this for years and wanted to make sure it was posted!! I use mixed nut. I've not had them burn. I have not tried coconut, but I'm excited to try! This is so easy and tastes GREAT, if your reading this recipe, you must try it!!

Nov 09, 2009

This turned out amazingly!

Feb 28, 2011

I read all the reviews prior to making. So basically use 2 cans of pineapple, and half the amount of butter is all that is necessary. I used butter cake mix because it was all I could find in a hurry at the store - honestly I am betting it made this stuff even better! Delicious! And this whole thing literally took 3 minutes to put together. I will make again but next time with less coconut, I could barely tell there was cake underneath all that coconut (I used a whole package). Will update when I try again.

Nov 06, 2009

I made this today for work and it turned out amazing! I didn't have any nuts or coconut, so it was mostly just pineapple, cherry pie filling (*lite* and 2 cans, not 1), cake mix and butter, but it was *amazing*!! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Jun 11, 2011

A dear family friend of ours used to make this, and it was a favorite of ours for a long time. We prepared it somewhat differently though. Instead of melting the butter, we sliced thin pieces of butter and distributed them all over the top of the cake mix, then we topped with crushed walnuts and coconut. It's such a simple and quick (and delicious) dessert to make!

Feb 13, 2014

The taste was very good, and you can't beat the ease of preparation. But 50 minutes in the oven was way too long and mine was burnt around the edges. Next time I'll bake it for much less.


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  • Calories
  • 557 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 63.8 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 33.4 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 469 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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