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Labor Day dessert idea: Dump Cake

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I was in the store the other day and a recipe I hadn’t thought of in ages popped into my head, so I collected the ingredients (OK, OK, I was craving something sweet) for dump cake.

While it’s not particularly fancy, and the name may leave a little to be desired, I really like it. The ingredients are something you can keep on hand (and, y’all all know how I like to have things on hand to create something for the imaginary, spontaneous party I’m going to be invited to), and it might be good for something a little different for a Labor Day cookout, or party.


1 can (16 oz.) crushed pineapple
1 can (20 oz.) cherry pie filling
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1/2 c. butter

Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Spread the pineapple and juice evenly on the bottom of the pan
Pour the cherry pie filling over the pineapple (spread evenly).

Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the fruit.
Slice butter and place slices over cake mix layer
Sprinkle nuts on top if desired.

Do not mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

And, the finished product:

It’s sort of a cross between a cake and a cobbler, and is good served with whipped topping.

It’s really easy, and is something you can do with the kids. Also, I think you can make it with chocolate cake mix and double the cherries, but I’ve never done that. Can anyone confirm that?

What are you taking to the Labor Day cookout?

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  • That looks AMAZING.

    I’m hosting the cookout, so I’ll be making most things. (I LOVE hosting parties.)

    Angella  |  August 30th, 2011 at 10:44 am