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Monday, February 7, 2011

Dump Cake

Yeah, it's still cold outside. And yeah. I'm still inside and making ridiculously unhealthy things to eat. I look forward to the days when it will be too hot to bake. Until then, yeah. I'm also still eating all the  things I'm making. Circle of life...

Have you ever made Dump Cake? My college roommate introduced it to me one weekend. I'm sure it was during one of my many "Woe-is-me-I-can't-eat-one-more-cup-of-ramen" days. Me. Pouting about food. (shocking, I know) Anyway,  I've made it sporadically through the years ever since.

It's ridiculously easy and may already be something you make. If not, here's the recipe. Even though I'm complaining about the cold, this is definitely a dessert that deserves to be served over ice cream. If even the thought of ice cream makes you shiver, go put on a pair of warm socks and suck it up.

Stay warm, my friends. Or satisfied. Either/or; it doesn't matter.  It's a tricky tightrope that I don't mind balancing on every now and then :)



Cake Pan
Can of Pineapple
Can of Cherry Pie Filling (or other flavor)
Box of cake mix. I used yellow cake, but chocolate is even better :) Isn't it always?
Stick of butter (obviously not a diet dessert..but hey, there's fruit!)
1. Spray sides of cake pan.
 Okay. This is where Dump Cake gets its name....

2. Dump in pineapple chunks. Use the juice too.

 3. Dump on the pie filling. If you're the youngest, you'll carefully divide the pie filling so every piece of cake gets its fair share...
4. Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the fruity mixture. Again, the little man wants it to be evenly distributed. Whose child is this? Also, after looking at these pictures, I don't think that is my cake pan.....Hmmm.. Anyone want to claim it?

5. Cut the butter into pats and spread them out on the cake. I have also cut the butter into the mix. It works either way...
 6. Put in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or until fruit bubbles throughout the cake.
 All done! We have to eat it warm because, well I don't remember. It's just always been that way! I know it doesn't look like a cake. It doesn't really taste like one, either. It tastes instead, a lot like a cobbler or a buckle, topped with butter cookies. (perhaps due to it's insane amount of...butter!) Any way you describe it, it's delicious. Just ask the little man below...

Happy Monday!


  1. They need to come up with a better name for this. It just doesn't sound appetizing to me.

  2. Yummy!!!! I am so going to try to make this. I do wish Jonah were here to walk me through it...what an awesome helper. Hope I can keep Quinn from eating the butter slices. :0)

  3. yummmm....
    This is an old stand by in our household! Easy to make, don't have to let it cool before eating, fast to your plate and tummy! Everything we truly enjoy about a dessert! I have never tried it with chocolate *GASP* cake before! I guess I should huh?
    So the question I have is, would you call this low-cal dessert? :D

    Remember the No-bake cookies we used to attempt to make as kids? And when they didn't set up we would just sit and eat the fudgy sticky mess? Ahhh the good ol days.

    Love ya bunches! Your FF <3

  4. @Mark, I don't know if there is another name for it, you've never complained about a dessert before...I'll have to think on...oh wait. It's already gone. <3
    @Kimi- Jonah tried to eat a butter slice with this recipe before. He licked it, didn't like it, then dipped the butter into the cake mix and tried it again. yep, he's mine alright :)
    Nick- I still make no-bake cookies and make a mess. Still, it was always more fun with a friend :) Now get to trying that chocolate cherry dump cake!!


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