Sunday, December 9, 2007

Dump Cake

For those of you who have never had this, you should try it! It is super easy and yummy too! I got this recipe from my mom, who found it in a Texas Ranger Cookbook. :)

1 stick butter
1 large can crushed pineapple
1 large can cherry pie filling
1 package yellow cake mix

Use a 9x13" baking pan. Melt butter and set aside. Spread pineapple in pan bottom. Cover with pie filling. Sprinkle cake mix over cherries. Drizzle butter over cake mix. DO NOT STIR.

Bake at 350*F for 1 hour.


Peter said...

Good recipe, Erin. My family has frequently used it. They also have one that uses the same sort of idea/method with a pumpkin filling. The funny thing is, in my family lore, this is landfill dessert. You see, my grandpa worked for BFI (the waste collection company in our community) as a garbage man, and dump was a nasty word. Instead, we had landfill (more pc) dessert.

It looks yummy, and we always serve ours with a dollop (or more if you are my sister) of Cool Whip on top. Of course, it is up to you whether or not you stir the tub of Cool Whip : )!


felicitouschick said...

Hey! I'd be interested in the pumpkin version...yummy! And I do love my Cool Whip-unstirred, of course! ;)

Peter said...

There are actually 2 versions of the pumpkin dessert. the easy version is to spread a large can (not 16 oz., but the next size up) of pumpkin pie filling (already mixed with the spices) in a 9x13 pan. Top with the yellow cake mix and a cup of chopped pecans. Cover with a cup of butter (either drizzle melted butter or cut lots of pats of butter and evenly distribute them over top). Then bake for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees.

The version that my mom makes is below>

Pumpkin Landfill Dessert

Combine the following ingredients.
-4 eggs
-1 1/2 cup of sugar
-1 tsp salt
-2 tsp cinnamon
-1 tsp nutmeg
-1/2 tsp cloves
-2 cups of canned pumpkin
-12 oz. of Milnot (a type of canned milk)

Place this mixture in a 9x13 baking pan.
Top this with
-1 yellow cake mix
-1 cup chopped pecans

Drizzle 1 cup of melted butter or margarine over top of this.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about an hour.

It is a very yummy recipe, one that reminds me of home. I think that my mom used to make it because we all liked pumpkin pie, but she got frustrated making pie crust. Unlike my husband, I actually like this topping better than a pie crust anyway.


felicitouschick said...

Ha! I agree...I would like that topping better than pie crust also. We'll have to make it next time we're visiting. Thanks for sharing your recipes! :)