Cooktop Cove: Combine cherries and cake mix for a dessert that couldn't be easier
By Emily Monaco
Don't be put off by its name: A dump cake is one of the easiest, tastiest cake recipes to have in your kitchen arsenal. All you need for this version is four simple ingredients: crushed pineapple, cherry pie filling, boxed cake mix, and butter. Dump them into a dish, bake for just under an hour, and this gooey, fruity cake is ready to serve.
Even though this cake is indeed simple, there is one caveat: It's not great when made in advance. If you're making it for guests, excuse yourself from the fun for just five minutes so you can prepare it and pop it in the oven. This way, the fruit filling will stay gooey, and the cake will keep its crisp layer on top.
Cherry pineapple dump cake
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5 minutes
50 minutes
55 minutes
1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple with juice
1 21-ounce can cherry pie filling
1 15-1/4-ounce box yellow cake mix
1 stick butter, thinly sliced
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9-by-13 baking dish.
Dump the pineapple into the dish and spread out evenly.
Add the cherry pie filling on top and spread evenly.
Scatter the yellow cake mix evenly over the top of the fruit layers.
Top the cake mix with an even layer of butter slices.
Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until nicely browned on top.
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