The answer is both “Yes!” and “Uh, not really.” The ingredients and process is ridiculously easy and simple. A monkey could make this. A stupid monkey could make this. Cake mix, a can of crushed pineapple, a can of cherry pie filling and a stick of butter.
Dump it all in a 9×13 pan and…bake. Crazy easy. Sorry about this picture! I was having fun with photoshop.
I took a little corner of the cake and ate it plain and it was tasty. Then I made myself a plate with a scoop of dump cake and a scoop of Bluebell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. A yummy and nostaligic dessert, but probably not something I will make very often in the future. Dump cake is a good dessert for a crowd since it is cheap, easy, quick and I can’t really think of anyone who wouldn’t like it, unless they don’t like pineapple. I thought about adding coconut and pecans to the topping, but I wanted to make the simple dump cake that I remember having when I was younger. I found a lot of variations for this recipe…different fruits, different types of cake mix, and various toppings. I may try those sometime.
The verdict on dump cake…fine. A 7 out of 10. I think my tastebuds prefer from scratch baked goods more than a dessert which uses cake mix as one of its main ingredients. I will always like cake mixes, but when given the option I will go for a homemade dessert.
- 1 package yellow cake mix
- 1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- 1 stick of butter cut into slices
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Pour pineapple and pie filling in a 9 x13 pan and mix together
- Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over the top
- Place butter on top of the cake mix
- Bake for 40 – 45 minutes