This from-scratch Blueberry Pineapple Dump Cake skips the cake mix for a homemade version of a quick and easy favorite!
Dump cakes are one of the simplest cakes around. Traditionally, they’re made by placing fruit in a baking pan and topping it with cake mix. You basically “dump” everything in a pan and bake it, hence the unfortunate name. With no mixing and very little clean-up, they are one of the quickest and easiest desserts you can make.
For those of you (like me) who prefer homemade over a mix, I am happy to tell you that this Blueberry Pineapple Dump Cake is made from scratch with no cake mix in sight. There’s just one extra step for mixing the topping, turning a crazy easy dessert into a crazy easy homemade dessert!
The end result is really part cake and part crisp. It’s not quite as sturdy as a traditional cake, but it has more structure than a crisp. Serve it as is or top it with ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.
I used a favorite fruit combination in this cake. While it might not be the first fruit pairing that comes to mind, blueberries and pineapple are one of my favorite flavor pairs. The tartness of the pineapple and the sweetness of the blueberries are perfect complements to each other.
Besides how easy it is to make, the great thing about this cake is how adaptable it is. It can be made with most any single fruit or combination of fruits you like. Swap out the vanilla extract for almond extract or lemon juice. Use a different nut or coconut for the topping. Play around with your favorite flavors and see what you can create!