Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dump Cake

Over the weekend we had some company...lots of company. I made a huge pot of spaghetti and several loaves of garlic bread to "feed the masses." After dinner though I was seriously craving something sweet. My husband's cousins suggested they could make a "dump cake." (I'll not expound on my first impression, given the name.) Anyway, they said it would satisfy my sweet tooth.

They used crushed pineapple, applie pie filling, a yellow cake mix, butter and English walnuts. It was great! Last night I had a houseful again and a few different ingredients. Here's what I did.

I took one large can of mandarin oranges and partially drained them. I dumped them into a 9x13 baking dish. Then I dumped in 1 quart of homemade cherry pie filling, a large can of store-bought pie fillng would work just as well. I cut 1/2 cup of butter in to a yellow cake mix and dumped it on top of the cherries and oranges. I dumped a few slivered almonds on the top. (Now I see where is gets its name.) I placed it in a 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes and it was delicious! I would post a picture but we were on vacation last week and the camera still has not been unpacked...that or I lost it. Anyway, trust me, it was yummy!

2 comments:

Bob said...

Yeah, the name is just terrible. Heh. They sound wicked good though, it's something I've been wanting to try.

Kelly Martin said...

mmm, thanks for posting the instructions! I was worried that I'd have to make it up! Can't wait to try it. You left your camera here... did you get it yet?