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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: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 65 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Gluten Free


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!



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*


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.


*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.

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