Tropical Crunch Cake

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This is a very simple, quick and fairly inexpensive dessert recipe. It came about probably five years ago when I made a Butter Pecan Peach cake for a church function and one of the ladies shared she didn’t care for peaches but that it would probably taste great with pineapple. The next time I made it I used pineapple and liked it even better than the one with peaches. This is yet another variation on a traditional Dump Cake recipe so it does use  a cake mix.

Tropical Crunch Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Micha M


  • 1 29 ounce can pineapple undrained. I've used crushed , tidbits, and even cut up rings. If you can't find a large can use two 15 ounce ones.
  • 1 2 layered cake sized yellow or pineapple cake mix
  • 1 bag shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine , melted


  1. Pour pineapple into the bottom of a 9X13 pan.
  2. Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over pineapple.
  3. Pour melted butter over cake mix and sprinkle with coconut.
  4. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and golden

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Gooseberry Patch's Country Quick and Easy Volume 1


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  1. Victus Populi says

    OMG I have got to make this when my yankee friends visit this weekend. Thank you!

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  3. This looks great Micha.

  4. Looks great Micha, I love anything tropical and anything in cake form.

  5. It looks gorgeous. Maybe as good as it tasted? I think my monkey would like this. Going to break out the gluten free mixes. 🙂

  6. It’s pineapple dump cake! MMMMM!!! I love dump cakes of all kinds.

  7. Love pineapple and this sounds wonderful!


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