Your next potluck dish is right here! Fruit Cocktail Dump Cake is so easy to make but tastes like you slaved all day over it! It is sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it!
This recipe comes from Keri over at Shaken Together! Her fruit cocktail cake is such an easy dessert recipe and tastes amazing. You will definitely want to add this easy fruit cocktail dump cake to your list of canned fruit cocktail recipes after you try it once.
Fruit Cocktail Dump Cake
Dump cake is typically a traditional cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple. It is an awesome way to feed a crowd and super easy cake recipe because the steps are so simple.
For this fruit cocktail cake recipe, you add fruit to a baking dish, cover it with cake mix and melted butter before baking in the oven. It is a foolproof fruit cocktail cake with cake mix for sure!
This fruit cocktail cake replaces the usual pie filling with canned fruit cocktail for a serious flavor bump! The mix of peaches, pears, pineapple, grapes and cherries in a lightly sweet syrup is the perfect compliment to the golden buttery crust! You can use almonds in this fruit cocktail cake recipe or omit the nuts entirely, but I really love the toasty crunch of pecans sprinkled on top!
That bubbly fruit filling is SO good – see how it snuck out around the edges of the pan? YUM! With cool weather, Fall parties and get togethers right around the corner, you can add this easy fruit cocktail dump cake to your pot luck list!
If you love this fruit cocktail cake with cake mix, be sure to try these other great canned fruit cocktail recipes:
- Ambrosia Salad
- Texas Tornado Cake
- Fruit Salad Cheesecake
- Mixed Fruit Cobbler
- Better than Sex Fruit Salad
Also be sure to stop by and visit Kerri over at Shaken Together for some of these great recipes:
- Harvest Spice Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
- Raspberry Poke Cake
- Grandma’s Apple Cake
- 3 Ingredient Banana Nut Muffin Cake
What you’ll need for this recipe:
- 3 15 oz. cans very cherry fruit cocktail
- 1 16.5 oz yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 3/4 cup pecan pieces
Preheat oven to 350.
Drain two cans of the fruit cocktail. In a bowl, mix together the two cans of drained fruit cocktail and the third can (fruit + light syrup). Pour the fruit mixture into a 9 x 13 baking pan prepared with non-stick baking spray.
Spread fruit into an even layer. Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the fruit and spread into an even layer.
Drizzle the top of the cake mix with the melted butter, trying to cover as much of the top of the cake mix as possible. Sprinkle with nuts.
Bake for 48 - 52 minutes until the top of the cake is browned and the filling is gently bubbling around the edges. (Test with a toothpick to make sure there is no raw/liquid batter.)