3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pineapple Dump Cake

This incredible three-ingredient slow cooker pineapple dump cake is another great sweet dish that you can easily prepare.

slow cooker pineapple dump cake

By the time this simple cake has finished cooking, you will have a delicious cake mix with bits of flavor-packed pineapple throughout it. It is an absolute must-try if you are a fan of pineapple-flavored desserts.

A single dump cake should feed roughly four people. You can easily double or triple the recipe if you need to feed more. I also recommend having something to go with it, such as cream.

Like most dump cakes that you can make in the slow cooker, the leftovers are well worth keeping. Keep them stored in the fridge or freezer until you are feeling hungry. It should last up to three to four days if stored correctly in the refrigerator or three months in the freezer.

Perfecting the Recipe

For the best results, I highly recommend that you use pineapple pieces. You can use crushed pineapple as well, but I find that it does not turn out nearly as nice.

Using different cake mixes will result in a different style of cake. If you want to experiment, then you can try using a chocolate cake mix instead.

Pineapple Dump Cake cooked in a Slow Cooker

There are several methods of spreading the butter so that it covers the entire cake. I simply cube the butter and scatter it across the top of the cake mix. Another option is to melt it and drizzle it over the top. Either method will work just fine.

Be sure to let us know of any changes that you made to this recipe. Especially if it makes the cake even better.

What to Serve with Pineapple Dump Cake

Below are some ideas on what to serve with this delicious cake.

My favorite addition to most dump cakes is a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. I prefer vanilla as it does not tend to conflict with the flavors of the cake.

Another option is to make some delicious homemade custard. I absolutely love pouring the custard over the top of this dessert. If you do not have time, then store-bought custard will also work.

Pineapple Dump Cake

Lastly, this cake goes great with a simple drizzle of cream over the top. I like this option as it is super easy and helps cut through some of the pineapple cake’s sweetness. I highly recommend giving it a try.

Be sure to let us know of any serving suggestions that you have by leaving a comment at the bottom of this page.

This pineapple dump cake is a super easy dessert recipe. If you want to see how to make the cake, then I have prepared a video below. It is super short as there is not much to this dish.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Dump Cake

Prep time5 Minutes
Cook time2 Hours
Total time2 Hours & 5 Minutes



  1. Add the pineapple pieces to the slow cooker and top with the yellow cake mix. Lastly, scatter the butter over the top.
  2. Cook on high for 2 hours.
  3. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • You should not need to add any more liquid as the butter and pineapple will provide enough.
  • As I mentioned above, you can use a different type of pineapple, such as crushed pineapple. The result will be different, but it will still be incredibly tasty and easy to make.
  • You can cook this cake on low, but the result might be slightly different. Just make sure you cook it for longer as two hours might not be long enough.

Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 228g (8 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories Per Serving: 601
Total Fat: 20.8g
Saturated Fat: 10.8g
Trans Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 100g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 14g
Cholesterol: 29mg
Sodium: 615mg
Protein: 6g

The information above is an estimate generated by an online nutrition calculator.

More Slow Cooker Dump Cakes

There are quite a few dump cakes that you can try in the slow cooker.

If you like this recipe, then you should certainly give the chocolate and cherry dump cake a try. It is rich in chocolate and has gooey cherries scattered throughout it.

One of our most popular recipes is the peach dump cake. The dessert is delicious pieces of peach topped with an incredible yellow cake mix. It is super easy to make and tastes absolutely amazing.

This slow cooker pineapple dump cake was certainly delicious for me, so I hope that you find the same. If you have any feedback, then please do not hesitate to leave a comment below.


  1. Avatar for Denise
    Denise on

    Ahhhhh….where the word “DUMP” takes a positive turn into a world of YUM!!

  2. Avatar for Sue Hagerman
    Sue Hagerman on

    Hi! I really want to try the 3 ingredient pineapple dump cake in the crockpot. I have an apple cider muffin mix instead of yellow cake mix. Do you think it will work? Or should I add more sugar or any other ingredient? What do you think?

    1. Avatar for Gus
      Gus on

      I think apple cider muffin mix should still work as long as it has all the typical ingredients in a cake mix. The pineapple should provide enough sweetness but if you’re worried you can add a teaspoon or two of sugar.

  3. Avatar for Jennifer
    Jennifer on

    Can you double this recipe?

    1. Avatar for Gus
      Gus on

      Yes, it should still work out nicely.

  4. Avatar for Gwendolyn Mettwaly
    Gwendolyn Mettwaly on

    Hello, we’re a brown sugar family. Before adding the butter I sprinkled ¼ cup brown sugar on the top. Was a big hit. Of course you can put less brown sugar. We enjoyed the brown sugar glaze like an upside down cake. I think the next time I’ll place brown sugar at bottom. I may mix the cake and pineapple B4 putting into Crock-Pot. Thank you for the dump cake recipe. Gwen

  5. Avatar for momphx2
    momphx2 on

    How come this recipe has almost double the calories of the chocolate cherry dump cake? Please tell me the pineapple nutrition facts are wrong, so I can eat it!!

    1. Avatar for Gus
      Gus on

      Turns out, both of the nutrition facts were slightly wrong. The chocolate cherry dump cake now has more calories, and the pineapple dump cake has a little less. I hope this update helps with your decision.

  6. Avatar for Linda Filippone
    Linda Filippone on

    ❤️ your recipes 👍 Trying this one now.

  7. Avatar for Diane
    Diane on

    What is yellow cake mix here in England?

    1. Avatar for Gus
      Gus on

      Might also be called vanilla cake mix or butter cake mix.

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