I have another fun treat for you that you will love. It’s a simple and fun recipe shared by my assistant, Kristi Morgan, called Dump Cake. Once you have tried it, it is one recipe that will be one of those you’ll go back to again and again. I’ll let Kristi show you why.
This Dump Cake recipe is another recipe that our family has been making for over 40 years. According to my mother, Sharon, the recipe originally came from a South Dakota church cookbook back in the 1960s.
The name, Dump Cake, while sounding a little unappetizing, comes from the fact that you literally just dump everything in a pan – no mixing or beating and the use of only one measuring cup! It is another quick and easy recipe – you’ll begin to notice that most of my family recipes are. We like to keep things simple. My 14-year old daughter, Danielle, put this one together for us. Don’t let that fool you though. It’s good. In fact it is so good, entire cookbooks have been devoted to the glorious Dump Cake now. Susan bought one of these cookbooks but was kind enough to let me share our family’s recipe with you here.
Without further ado let’s get to making our favorite dessert, Dump Cake.
Dump Cake – A Family Favorite
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 cup butter (melted)
- 1 large can crushed pineapple
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 1 cup coconut
- Whipped cream for topping
All ingredients are added in layers. Spread pie filling evenly in bottom of 9 x 13″ pan. Sprinkle cake mix over the top of the pie filling. Pour melted butter over the cake mix. At this point, it will look like a big soupy mess. Don’t worry. Just keep going. 🙂
Arrange the crushed pineapple over the butter. Add the layer of chopped nuts next and follow with the layer of coconut last. The coconut is optional; for those of you that don’t like coconut you can leave it out. In our family’s opinion, it is the best part of the Dump Cake experience!
Bake for 1 hour at 325 degrees. Important – let this cool before trying to cut it, or it will not cut and serve nicely. It is good slightly warm though. Top with whipped cream and garnish with a bit of toasted coconut if you like. I hope you like it as much as we do. We could barely keep a piece around long enough to get a picture of the finished product. 🙂
Time to eat…