Sunday, August 5, 2012

No Need For A Bowl: Dump Cake

Last month we decided to have an impromptu potluck at work (I believe I've mentioned our love of food at work before), and I received a request for Dump Cake.  So that morning I gathered all of the ingredients and brought them to work with me.  This is probably one of the easiest recipes ever.  There are a total of four ingredients and it requires basically no preparation.

As you can tell from the picture I almost waited to long to get a picture of the finished product!

Dump the cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple into the baking dish

and gently mix.

Normally I use a flour sifter to spread the cake mix over the top but if you don't have one (or forget to bring it) just sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the fruit filling.

Do NOT remove the butter from the refrigerator until you are ready to place it on the cake mix, then slice length wise using a serrated butter knife.

Completely cover the cake mix with butter.  I like to remove the cake from the oven after about ten minutes and add additional butter to any remaining dry spots.

On another note, with the Girls off at camp, L and I were home alone last week.  We decided to spend a day at the Cherokee Casino in Siloam Springs.  We each took $20 and agreed when that was gone we were done.  Five hours later we had lost $10 each and agreed it was time to go home.  On the way we decided to stop and invest some of our remaining money in something with better odds than the slot cream.  That investment might not be making me rich but it keeps the fondation for my love/ hate relationship firm.

Dump Cake

2 cans cherry pie filling
1 can crushed pineapple
1 box yellow cake mix
2 sticks butter, NOT at room temperature

Dump cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple in 9x13 baking dish and mix well.  Top evenly with dry cake mix.  Thinly slice butter lengthwise and completely cover dry cake mix.  Bake at 350 degrees  for 40-45 minutes or until cake mix and butter has created a golden brown crust and fruit filling bubbles from the sides. 


  1. YUM. How many ww points is that? LOL

  2. Lol! You might not want to know! However, I do have a great ww dessert recipe and I'll try to get it posted in the next couple of days just for you! :)