Cherry Coconut Dump Cake 🍒

I wish there was another term rather than dump cake. Still, this sounds like a yummy summer treat.

Cherry Coconut Dump Cake :cherries:

hands-on: 15 mins
total: 1 hr 35 mins
Yield: Serves 12 to 15


For the base:

Butter or nonstick spray, for baking dish
8 cups frozen cherries (about 2½ lbs)
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup lime juice (from 2 to 3 limes)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons flour
¼ teaspoon kosher salt

For the cake mix:

2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
⅔ cup sugar
2 teaspoons lime zest, plus more for serving
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¾ cup (1½ sticks) cold unsalted butter


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with butter or nonstick spray.

Step 2

Make the base: Toss cherries, sugar, lime juice, cornstarch, flour, and salt in the baking dish.

Step 3

Make the cake mix: Combine coconut, flour, sugar, lime zest, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and sprinkle evenly over the base. Using the largest holes on a box grater, grate the butter evenly over the surface of the cake.

Step 4

Bake until cake is golden brown and set, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool 30 minutes before serving and top with additional lime zest.

Recipe courtesy of Real Simple.



Great one! I could make this for 1 of our “Deck Days” here in the neighborhood. We basically spend the day with yummy snacks, treats & drinks on my neighbor’s back porch & just talk & hang out for the day. I love it.


Wow wow! You make me like my lips :yum: I really love coconut. I have booked mark this so I can try it at a later date. Yum…


That sounds like fun! Glad you liked the recipe.

I like the idea of lime and coconut with the cherry. Sounds yummy! I hope you like it when you make it.


That sounds like so much fun! Your neighborhood has so many awesome activities, Siofra :star_struck:

I second that! :raised_hand::laughing: First impressions are important- I think such a delicious cake deserves a tasty-sounding name too! :yum:

Thanks for sharing this one, Amethyst! :coconut: :cherries:


Ooh that’s neat!!! When I was younger, there were block parties. The entire block was blocked off by a marker and a cop car. We grilled, baked, ate and partied!! Of course there were like fifty different types of music playing :sweat_smile: it was fun!!!


Thanks love :heart::pray::pray: I’m also bookmarking this to make for my family.


We have paths in our backyards that go to neighbor’s houses or we use golf carts to get to each other’s shindigs. Lol it’s a good time in the spring/summer/fall here. In the winter everyone is more coordinated with where we go & how we get there. Minimize being cold I guess.

Saturday I was having a fire & wound up with 3 sets of neighbors hanging out in the backyard & we ate dinner at the fire. We had golf carts parked on the side of our house. It works out nice when someone is injured or having a hard time getting around. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


You’re welcome!

I hope your family likes it!