This simple to prepare Dump Cake calls for just four everyday ingredients that can be found in any cupboard. Because you simply place all of the ingredients in a pan and bake the dish, it is the simplest dessert that has ever been created. This timeless dessert is perfect for celebrating any important event with family and friends.
Do you have any experience with dump cakes? This sweet treat is evocative of a cross between a cake and a cobbler with its fruity filling that is sandwiched between layers of cake batter in the dessert. It’s the easiest dessert you’ll ever make, and there’s no way you can mess it up. The preparation of the dish consists of putting all of the ingredients into a baking dish and then placing it in the oven, hence the name “Dump Cake”.
Even the most inexperienced chefs should be able to produce this hearty and reassuring meal. It is perfect for a speedy dessert that you can make with materials that you already have on hand and can be eaten whenever you have a craving for something sweet.
INGREDIENTS REQUIRED FOR THE RECIPE
- This easy-to-make cherry dump cake can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. If you don’t feel like creating your own cherry pie filling for this cake, you can substitute store-bought cherry pie filling instead.
- When making the crushed pineapple, it is important to keep the liquid in the can. A cake mix is made sweeter and more moist when crushed canned pineapple is added to it.
- Yellow cake mix, any brand will do. I recommend your go-to. Alternately, you might use white cake mix or any other kind of cake mix instead.
- Butter: to make the top of the cake golden brown and crispy, spread butter over the top of the cake mixture before baking.
MEASUREMENTS FOR INGREDIENTS
- 1 can cherry pie filling (21-ounce)
- 1 can crushed pineapple (20-ounce)
- 1 box yellow cake mix (15.25-ounce)
- 1 cup unsalted butter cubed (227g)
- Calories: 379kcal
- Carbohydrates: 57g
- Protein: 2g
- Fat: 17g
- Saturated Fat: 10g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 4g
- Trans Fat: 1g
- Cholesterol: 41mg
- Sodium: 325mg
- Potassium: 135mg
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugar: 25g
- Vitamin A: 597IU
- Vitamin C: 6mg
- Calcium: 108mg
- Iron: 1mg
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
- 9×13 baking dish
DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING THIS RECIPE
- A baking dish measuring 9 by 13 inches should be greased with baking spray before being used. On the dish that contains the cherry pie filling, place the can of pineapple chunks.
- Mix it all up.
3. After the fruit has been properly coated, the dry cake mix can be sprinkled on top.
4. In the fourth step, dot the cake mix with pieces of butter. Before serving, allow the dish to rest for one hour, or until the top is brown and the edges are bubbling. After cooking on a wire rack, hold onto the food for at least 20 minutes before serving.
PROFESSIONAL GUIDE TO MAKING THIS RECIPE
- For an additional satisfying crunch, the cake mix can be topped with chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts, which can also be sprinkled on top.
- The addition of additional spices to the dump cake, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple pie spice, is beneficial.
- It would be a fantastic idea to serve this cake with whipped cream or ice cream that had been drizzled in caramel sauce.
- Because of the cake’s sticky and moist consistency, it might be difficult to gauge when it has reached the desired level of doneness in the oven. In this particular scenario, the tried-and-true method of testing if a cake is ready by inserting a toothpick into the middle of the batter does not work. Instead, you should make sure that the cake has bits of crunch on top of it and that it is bubbling up around the edges of the pan.
- Before adding the smashed pineapple, mix a handful of shredded coconut with the cake mix and then bake the mixture together with the pineapple. This will give the cake an even more exotic flavor.
MAY I USE VARIOUS FRUITS FOR THE CAKE?
Yes! Canned fruits such as pears, oranges, peaches, and more can be used. Don’t waste the syrup or liquid by pouring it out. Cherry pie filling can be substituted with other canned fruit fillings such as apple, raspberry, blueberry, or strawberry. You can make this cake in a million different ways!
IS FRESH FRUIT OKAY TO USE?
To use fresh fruit instead of canned, macerate four cups of fruit in one cup of sugar for 30 minutes, then add one tablespoon of cornstarch and mix well. After adding the macerated fruit to the oiled baking dish, proceed with the recipe as suggested.
WHERE SHOULD I PUT THE LEFTOVERS?
You can keep any extra dump cake for up to 3 days if you refrigerate it in an airtight container. The cake will be ready to eat after 30 seconds in the microwave.
CAN THIS BE FREEZED?
Sure, you can! When the cake has cooled, wrap it in plastic and store it in the freezer for up to three months. Allow to defrost in the refrigerator overnight.
WOULD YOU CALL THIS A COBBLER?
A layer of fruit filling is common to both dump cakes and cobblers, but the former requires cake mix while the latter does not.
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