Paleo Dump Cake

Dump cake is one of the easiest cakes to make. This version is perfect if you follow a paleo diet or if you are just looking to eat healthier and more natural. Swap out your canned pie fillings for fresh. Skip that boxed cake mix and throw together your own preservative-free cake mix. It’s so simple to make yet so delicious! I’ve included affiliate links to some of my favorite products to help same you some time finding them! This recipe makes either two large servings or four smaller servings.

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1 cup fresh cherries, pitted

1 cup fresh pineapple

1/4-1/2 cup fresh pineapple juice

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup almond flour

1/4 cup tapioca starch

1/4 cup coconut flakes

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 Tbsp coconut oil (or butter-I like Earth Balance)


  • In a greased, small ramekin or 16oz baking dish, place cherries, pineapple and juice.
  • In a small bowl, combine flours, starch, coconut, cinnamon, sugar, salt and baking powder.
  • Stir until combined. Sprinkle over fruit mixture. Spread coconut oil evenly over dish. If using butter, cut thin slices of butter and cover top of entire dish.
  • Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes or until cake starts to brown. Let cool about 10 minutes before serving.


6 thoughts on “Paleo Dump Cake

    • Vanessa says:

      Holy moly!!! Not sure what I did wrong but this was really salty. I used peaches instead of cherries and pineapple and it came out awful. I even used unsalted butter for the top. It killed me to do it but I had to dump the dump cake. Augh!!!!

      • crstultz says:

        ahhh I hate that it didn’t work for you! So so sorry! I typically use pure palm shortening or coconut oil but unsalted butter should have worked fine. I will say, some readers have said they prefer it sweeter and add honey, coconut sugar, etc. You could definitely try cutting the salt next time!

    • crstultz says:

      Hi ShaeLynn –

      I pour the pineapple juice over the fruit before sprinkling the dry mix over. If you are using fresh fruit, the juice helps soften the fruit. If you are using canned or frozen (and thawed) fruit, you could actually omit the juice. Hope this helps!!

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