Pina Colada Dump Cake Recipe

Pina Colada Dump Cake, an easy dessert recipe and fun twist on the pineapple and coconut cocktail.

Pina Colada Dump Cake Recipe - easy homemade dessert with only 5 ingredients including pineapple, coconut, and rum! SnappyGourmet.com

An easy Pina Colada Dump Cake recipe for you today! This pina colada cake is a fun twist on the cocktail. Only 5 ingredients to make this homemade dessert and it only takes about 10 minutes to prep. You can get it in the ovenly quickly! Serve it with some ice cream, whip cream, and a cherry on top for a fun party dessert! I also have a fun Spring Sweep where you get to pick the prize! Enter soon!

Pina Colada Dump Cake Recipe - easy homemade dessert with only 5 ingredients including pineapple, coconut, and rum! SnappyGourmet.com

Hard to believe this Pina Colada Dump Cake only has 5 ingredients. The best part of this pina colada cake is that you don’t even need a mixing bowl. So not much clean up needed which is my kind of recipe! I also have a great recipe for a Caramel Apple Dump Cake if you are looking for another variation.

Pina Colada Dump Cake Recipe - easy homemade dessert with only 5 ingredients including pineapple, coconut, and rum! SnappyGourmet.com

Let’s get started on how to make a Pina Colada Dump Cake. You will need a 13×9-inch baking dish to start. Then add half of the butter and place in the preheated oven to melt. When the butter has melted, add the rum and pineapple and toss to coat. If you don’t want to use the rum, you could use pineapple juice. Or if you use canned pineapple just use the liquid from the can. Don’t worry if the frozen pineapple causes the butter to freeze a little. Just make sure everything is mixed together.

Pina Colada Dump Cake Recipe - easy homemade dessert with only 5 ingredients including pineapple, coconut, and rum! SnappyGourmet.comSpoon the dry cake mix over the pineapple, then sprinkle the coconut on top. Cut the remaining butter into cubes and place on top of the coconut. Bake the dump cake in the middle of your oven for 45-60 minutes or until the coconut starts to get golden brown. Be sure to check the Pina Colada Dump Cake every now and then in the oven just to make sure the coconut doesn’t burn. If the coconut starts to get too dark, you can cover the top with aluminum foil and continue baking.

Pina Colada Dump Cake Recipe - easy homemade dessert with only 5 ingredients including pineapple, coconut, and rum! SnappyGourmet.com

You can serve the dump cake warm, or let it cool and refrigerate until ready to serve. It may appear mushy when you take it out of the oven but it will harden as it cools. The Dump Cake won’t have the consistency of a cake, but more of a cobbler or crisp.

Pina Colada Dump Cake Recipe - easy homemade dessert with only 5 ingredients including pineapple, coconut, and rum! SnappyGourmet.com

You can serve with your favorite toppings such as vanilla ice cream (I used French Vanilla), toasted coconut, whip cream, and cherries. Hope you enjoy this fun Pina Colada Dump Cake!

Pina Colada Dump Cake Recipe - easy homemade dessert with only 5 ingredients including pineapple, coconut, and rum! SnappyGourmet.com

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Pina Colada Dump Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12-16 servings
Pina Colada Dump Cake, fun twist on the cocktail and an easy dessert recipe with only 5 ingredients!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, divided
  • ⅓ cup spiced rum
  • 2 (1 lb.) packages frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 (15.25 oz) box yellow cake mix
  • 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • Toppings (optional): vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, cherries, toasted coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place ½ cup (1 stick) butter in a 13x9-inch baking dish and place in the oven about 3-5 minutes or unitl butter has melted.
  3. When butter has melted, remove pan from the oven. Stir in rum, then frozen pineapple (don't worry if butter starts to freeze a little when in contact with the pineapple; just make sure everything is well mixed).
  4. Spoon the dry cake mix from the box evenly over pineapple. Sprinkle coconut on top.
  5. Cut remaining ½ cup (1 stick) of butter into small cubes and place cubes of butter over cake mix.
  6. Bake dump cake for 45-60 minutes in the middle of the oven or until cooked through and coconut is toasted. Check cake every now and then to make sure coconut does not burn. if coconut starts to get too toasted, cover with aluminum foil.
  7. Dessert will firm up more as it cools. Serve warm or cold. Refrigerate leftovers or until ready to serve. Top with desired toppings as desired.
Notes
SNAPPY TIPS: The dessert may look a little soft when removed from the oven. It will harden a bit as it cools. Be sure to check the cake in the oven occasionally to make sure coconut does not burn.

SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: Instead of frozen pineapple you can substitute canned pineapple (drained) or fresh pineapple. Instead of rum you can substitute pineapple juice.

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Comments

  1. Barbara T says:

    My Goodness! this looks fantastic!!! I love anything coconut and pineapple.I’ll be making this for my guests this weekend.

  2. Wow! This is my kind of cake! It looks just amazing!

  3. I’ve actually never tried a ‘dump cake’ before.. but I sure do love cake and I love pina colada even more so I imagine it’s something delicious i would love!

  4. This would be soooo dangerous in my house but you are so genius! I’m obsessed with these cake!

  5. I have a question: Could the second stick of butter be melted and drizzled over the top of the cake?

    Thank you.
    Simmy

    • Yes, you could definitely use melted butter. In fact you could melt all the butter before starting, then just put half in the bottom of the pan and save the other half for the top.

  6. peggy greco says:

    The mango muffins sound scrumptious to try especially for breakfast! The dump cake featured looks good, too.

  7. I am ALL over this !!! Sorry, kids mommy isn’t sharing this one ;)

  8. The Pina Colada Dump Cake looks and sounds great. I think I’ll make it for my next bunko night.

  9. If you use canned pineapple, how much do you use? Do you know the size/quantity of cans needed?

  10. Looks great and thanks for the giveaway chance!

  11. Yum! And I entered because I need an ice cream maker. So I can make the ice cream to serve over this cake!

  12. So, I am a budding food blogger. I was wondering if you had any advice on not gaining weight with recipes like these? I don’t know about you, but I like to eat as I cook! Pineapple deliciousness! I can’t wait to give this a shot. : )

  13. I have what may be a stupid question…so do you make the cake mix according to the box or are you just spooning the dry cake mix over the butter, pineapple, rum mixture??

    • Not a stupid question. You just spoon the cake mix on top. :)

    • I had the same question as you did…..they should explain that in the recipe
      so there is no mistake. I have made other cakes that you had to make the
      cake batter first, then spread it over the mixture.

  14. Is it ok to use glass baking dish

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