Friday, February 19, 2010

Food Day Friday: Dump Cake

I'm not a sweets person. I hardly ever eat chocolate. and I don't like [gasp] cake. it's true. But I love comfort food. And I define comfort food as things that make me feel good when I eat them. Maybe it's because I love the way they taste or maybe it's because it's something I used to eat when I was a kid and love the memories of it [and it tastes good].

Enter Dump Cake. My mom definitely didn't make this often, but when she did, we 3 kids loved it. and it's so easy. 5 ingredients. {4 if you're allergic to nuts}

I use my "big" casserole dish[I wish I had 3 more of them], courtesy of Brooke. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

dump one can of cherry pie filling (I use 21oz can) and one can of crushed pineapples (I use 21oz can) into dish. stir until mixed.

dump on box of yellow cake mix (18.25oz) evenly on top of the fruit mix.

dump 1 cup of chopped nuts evenly on the cake mix. I use pecans because I always seen to have those in my freezer, but I seriously have no idea if I used a cup. If you need more or less than a cup to coat the top evenly, take that liberty.

slice one stick of butter [no, this isn't a Paula Deen recipe, but I bet she'd love it] and distribute the slices so it'll melt evenly in the oven.

cook for 30-45 minutes, depending on how brown you want the top.

and make sure you try some while it's still warm -- but not too warm or those crazy cherries will become exploding bombs of fire in your mouth. :-)


laurensmommy said...

ooohh...I LOVE dump cake! :) Have you tried it with other flavors of pie filling?

My grandmother has a recipe similar to this for a cobbler that is so easy, I will have to post it soon, I love desserts like this with fruit!! (But I'm a self-confessed cake lover!!)

christy ross said...

I remember my mom made it once with peaches. I remember it being great.

I've only made it twice in my life. Usually if we're making a dessert, Husband wants to make a cheesecake and I DO NOT say no to cheesecake!

Megan said...

Yum! I'm wondering if "dump cake" is a southern thing of which my yankee mom had not heard. I've never had it before, but it sounds easy and tasty...i.e. a winner!