I have actually been meaning to make and post about dump cake for some time now. I finally got around to making it yesterday, and naturally I waited long enough that Pioneer Woman posted about it a little while back. That’ll teach me to procrastinate. Yeah, right. Sure it will. LOL It doesn’t matter anyways… this dump cake was the first thing I’ve made in a really long time that I haven’t already posted about, and I sure as heck wasn’t going to let that stop me from posting it now!
I invited Mom and Harold over for lunch yesterday because I was making Chili Mac, and I wanted their help eating it (and to send them home with most of the leftovers). I also wanted to make something for dessert. It had to be easy, and something I hadn’t posted about before. So dump cake it was.
Super simple, no mixing bowl required! You need a box of yellow cake mix, a can of cherry pie filling, a can of crushed pineapple, and anywhere between 1 and 2 sticks of margarine or butter depending on which recipe you follow.
In a 13×9 inch pan…
DUMP one can of cherry pie filling.
On top of that DUMP one can of crushed pineapple.
You can leave it in layers, or mix them up for good measure like I did.
On top of that, DUMP your package of dry cake mix. (Is the somewhat unappealing name of this dessert making sense yet? :)) To make it easy, I snipped off one corner of the bag and poured it on top that way. Then I used a fork to spread the mix a little more evenly.
Slice up your butter or margarine, however much you decided to use, and distribute it evenly on top. Then you get to slide it into the oven and bake it at 350 degrees for about an hour. You’re just waiting for the cake mix on top to become all golden brown.
Or you can be like me and accidentally cook it a little TOO long because you were stubbornly waiting for that one patch in the middle to be the same color as the rest of it. Ah well, we served it up still warm with some vanilla ice cream on top and it was delicious!
(This picture is a perfect example of why I wish my kitchen had better lighting!)