I made this cake as a dump cake and followed the directions as written with few small changes. When I first put in the pineapple and cherry filling I mixed them together, I don't "dump" very well and all the cherry was kind of stack in the middle of the pineapple. I doubled the pecans and the butter, then I sprinkled white sugar over the top. I used very little, more for visual effects than taste. It gives the top a little sparkle. It didn't look solid like the picture but the cake still rose as high. It was easy, fast, and excellent taste . . . even if I didn't get any! I took it to the local cafe I give cakes to and it was gone within two hours!