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!


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?