Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

My grandma used to make a strawberry rhubarb dump cake... delicious. Frog Prince has an allergy to strawberries... and loves cherries. So, we recreated a family favorite using pineapple and cherries!

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake - Finding Joy in My Kitchen (modified from Grandma!)

1 can cherry pie filling (or you can make your own)
1 can crushed pineapple (or your can crush fresh pineapple)
1 yellow cake mix (or you can make your own)
1/4 - 1/2 C butter

Mix together 1 box of dry yellow cake mix with butter until it is crumbly (alternatively, you can slice the butter really thin and at the end, layer it over the top of the cake).

Mix together cherry pie filling and pineapple (yes, with the juice).

Pour into the bottom of a 9x13 glass pan.

Sprinkle cake mix topping over the top of the fruit (here's where you'd lay the butter over the top if you opted for that approach)

Bake at 350 for 45 min - 1 hour, or until top is lightly browned and cake is bubbly.

Serve warm with ice cream, or with whipped cream. Eat cold too... really, at any time.

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  1. Allergic to strawberries?! Oh no! I am glad you guys came up with an alternative.

  2. Sounds great. I haven't had a dump cake is years. Now I am craving it! Thanks for linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and for the recipe.

  3. My best friends Mom used to make this and we all gobbled it up lickety split! Thank you for the great reminder : ). Maybe I will make this tonight. I just saw some earth worm cupcakes that I adore but this would be WAY easier : ).

  4. Wow, this sounds scrumptious! It is only 8 am in the morning, too. LOL! :D

    Have a great Tuesday!

  5. That looks so good! I haven't made it in years. Thanks for reminding me.

  6. looks so good i used to make a dump cake a few times a year and havent in awhile now I will be craving it...

  7. My mother always made wonderful dump cakes, I have not made one in years, thanks for the reminder and the great recipe ! I plan to try soon, have a very blessed Tuesday.

  8. Wow, with pineapple! looks delicious.

  9. love this great old recipe

  10. This looks absolutely delicious! Just what I need...another dessert recipe!

  11. So great that you were able to adapt an old family favorite especially since dump cakes are so easy and so good.

  12. My mom used to make this. It was delicious.

  13. Making a dump cake is one of my favorite dessert recipes to make. It is so easy, and so inexpensive, to make. My children love to eat it with a scoop of ice cream while the cake is still warm

  14. You are my new Best Foodie Friend for posting this. I have a cherry pie filling sitting in my pantry and I haven't used it. YEA!! Would you use the same amount of strawberries for those of us who love them? :)

  15. making this for my son's 3rd birthday...i cannot wait to dig a spoon in


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