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Dump Cake--An Easy and Inexpensive Dessert Recipe
Growing up my mother would tell me any day of the week that she really did not like to cook and would go out of her way to make sure that whatever she did cook was quite simple and wouldn't take too much prep or cleanup time to boot.
So when I was getting married, I remember her telling me I can give you tons of easy recipes just let me know. I, on the other hand, loved to cook, especially bake and went out of my way to try new recipes all the time before we were getting married and as a newlywed as well. I even was given as a gift at my bridal shower the KitchenAid Artisan Mixer (love this machine by the way), to help mix all the cookies and cakes I loved to make.
Then, I had a baby, one who had colic nonetheless and time really did go right out the window for me. I needed to bake something for one of the holidays right after having my daughter and guess what I turned to dear, old mom and she gave me the recipe that I am about to share with you.
Dump Cake is truly so easy to prepare (about 5 minutes give or take). If you can open a can and a box of cake mix than you really are in good shape.
My mom actually told me me she found this one in an old magazine way back in the day and the author was Heloise. For those of you who don't know Heloise, I will give a quick bio for her. She was born on April 15, 1951 in Waco, Texas and writes a syndicated newspaper column called, Hints From Heloise, which runs seven days a week in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and internationally. She also is the Contributing Editor of Good Housekeeping magazine and has a monthly column for the magazine called Ask Heloise. Heloise gives advice on all sorts of topics and even has her own Facebook and Twitter accounts. Seriously, she is the original DIY lady.
This recipe originally called for cherry pie filling, but I love strawberries even more so I tried it with strawberries instead and loved it. Either way, it again is a quick easy fix for dessert. Try it and you will be amazed!!
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- 1 (20 ozs) Can Crushed Pineapple in Heavy Syrup
- 1 (21 ozs) Can Strawberry Pie Filling
- 1 (2-layer size) Package Yellow Cake Mix, Duncan Hines Classic Butter Golden Cake Mix if possible
- 1 (3 ozs) can or 1 Cup Chopped Pecans
- 1/2 Cup (1 stick) Butter or magarine, chilled
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 9 by 13 inch baking pan.
- Spread the pineapple with the Syrup evenly in the prepared pan.
- Spoon the pie filling evenly over the pineapple.
- Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the fruits then sprinkle the chopped nuts over all.
- Slice the butter into thin slices, then put the pieces evenly over the top.
- Bake for 50 minutes or until golden.
- Serve warm and enjoy!!!
Read My Other Easy Dessert Recipe:
- Easy and Yummy Duncan Hines Cotton Candy Frosting Creations Cupcakes
This is a recipe for the new Duncan Hines Cotton Candy Frosting Creations Cupcakes that I recently just bought and made. Even though it is not homemade, these still are delicious and very easy to make.