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Thursday, June 10, 2010

For the Love of Dump Cake

I am not big on sweets. I keep ice cream in the freezer, and cookies in the pantry, but they are usually gone before I even remember they're there. I'm a sucker for a good piece of chocolate, and I love my Skittles, but typically don't buy them. I don't order dessert at restaurants. I do bake; cookies, cake, brownies, but the same applies - I usually forget I have them and then they're gone! We do love our salty snacks, but that's a story for another post...

Ok, so anyway, where I'm going with this...I've discovered a new love. Dump Cake. It sounds awful, it's not all that pretty to look at, and once you know the ingredients, you start having chest pains. But ohmygoodness it's so good! And there are so many ways to make it! Confession...we can eat a whole pan in less than three days.

The proof?
I baked this Sunday night, and Wednesday morning, this is what was left. From a 9x13 pan.

Here's the original recipe:

Dump Cake
1 can cherry pie filling
1 14 oz can crushed pineapple
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick of butter or margarine

Preheat oven to 375. Spread cherry pie filling in the bottom of a 9x13 pan, then pineapple. Sprinkle cake mix evenly on top. Cut butter into about 12-14 even pieces (as even as possible) and spread evenly on top of cake mix. Bake for about 45 minutes.

It's good hot or cold. The key is to have enough of your wet ingredients on the bottom to help cook the cake mix.

Here's some variations I've tried:
Peach Cobbler - 1 large can sliced peaches, cake mix, butter, cinnamon
Raspberry Peach -1 can peaches, 1/2 pint fresh rasperberries (sprinkle with a little sugar and let sit to help bring the juices out), cake mix, butter (this is the one pictured above).

And here's a few I've found but have not yet tried.
Blueberry Dump Cake
Apple Spice Dump Cake
Black Forest Dump Cake
Alabama Mud Dump Cake

Or make your own variation with your favorite fruit.

I'm going to have to try the Alabama Mud next - I bet we could finish that pan in two days!!


Beth said...

We used to have this when I was little- I think we've even made it in a dutch oven when camping- but oh my the Raspberry Peach version sounds delicious!!

Kelli said...

OH MY Goodness!!! Never heard of it before, but so stinkin' happy I met you in bloggy world ;-) And so stinkin' happy you share AWESOME recipes =) That looks so yummy....I am gonna try it ASAP! My hubby loves raspberries and peaches, so that will be my first try!!! YUMMO, thanks for sharing!

Cheryl D. said...

I've never heard of this before, but it sounds so easy to do! I might have to try this sometime.

Erica K said...

Sounds and looks yummy.

I'm a new follower

Chickenista said...

Thanks for following Im following u back ♥

Ooooh Mmmmmy GAH! This is so doable right now! I have everything in my cupboard, seriously! Yummm-O

Kelly Howard said...

New follower who is also drooling over dump cake for breakfast, lol! Love your blog!

The Florida Hogan's said...

Visiting from FF....

Love the recipe!!

SnoWhite said...

I'm impressed yours lasted until Wednesday! My hubby and I can polish a pan off in two days ... eek!

We love blueberry rhubarb, strawberry rhubarb and apple blueberry! Hope you enjoy trying other combos :)