Vegan Pineapple Upside-Down Dump Cake

Sweet Homemade Pineapple Upside Down Cake
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Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 27 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Yield: 1 cake
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
309 Calories
9g Fat
55g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 309
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 327mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 24mg 122%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 123mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

With just a few simple ingredients added to a basic yellow cake mix, this vegan pineapple-upside down "dump" cake is ready to pop into the oven in just two minutes. Its called a "dump" cake because that's what you do! No mixing needed, just dump the ingredients right into the cake pan! If you're vegan, be sure to use a vegan cake mix, such as Duncan Hines.

This pineapple dump cake recipe will be a hit even with people who aren't vegan, since it really is an "accidentally vegan" recipe.

"Semi-homemade" cake mix recipes, which turn store-bought boxed cake mix into something a little more special, are very popular. Vegan cake mix lends itself to a variety of recipe options, like cookies or even slow cooker dump cakes. The limit is your imagination.


  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple, crushed, undrained

  • 1 (20-ounce) can fruit pie filling, cherry, blueberry, or your choice

  • 1 box yellow cake mix

  • 1/2 cup margarine, vegan, softened

  • 2 tablespoon brown sugaroptional

  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped or pecans, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Lightly grease a single layer round or square cake pan. Preheat the oven to the temperature indicated on the box of cake mix.

  3. Dump the undrained crushed pineapple into lightly greased cake pan and spread into an even single layer. Then, dump the pie filling on top of the crushed pineapple and again, spread into an even single layer.

  4. Cover the pie filling and pineapple with the powdered cake mix right out of the box, then drizzle or crumble the vegan margarine on top of the cake mix.

  5. Sprinkle the top with some nuts and brown sugar if desired (both are optional).

  6. Bake pineapple dump cake according to the directions on the box of cake mix.