This was almost the post where I tell you about majorly screwing up the easiest recipe of all time: Summer Dump Cake.
In honor of Father’s Day, I had to make the Pilot his all-time favorite: dump cake! Target didn’t have crushed pineapple, so I figured it would be no big deal if I used pineapple chunks. I even considered giving them a whirl in the food processor, but Liv was snoozing while I made this and instead of lugging the food processor outside, I just said a prayer it would work. As I was putting in the oven, my brain was immediately flooded with doubt. “It’s a 4-ingredient recipe with THREE STEPS. I think you’d have to work to screw this one up, but then again I always surprise myself….”
Thankfully, turns out that it’s a forgiving recipe. It came out just as glorious as we all remembered it.
It’s not much to look at, but I promise it will be one of the best and easiest desserts you’ve ever had. It’s almost like a crispy cobbler, but better, since it involves cake mix 😉 With ice cream on top, it’s basically the quintessential summer dessert.
Here’s how the dump cake works:
You pour a variety of ingredients into a dish and bake it until golden brown. No stirring, no measuring; you dump, bake and eat. Enjoy piping hot with ice cream, by itself, cold out of the fridge the next day… 😉
This is just how the Pilot’s stepmom used to make it for him while he was growing up, so I like to make it every now and again as a little tip of my hat to his childhood. (And let’s be real, I’m pretty obsessed with it, too.)
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- 1 can crushed pineapple (diced works too)- do not drain
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 stick of butter, melted
- Pour the cherry pie filling into a baking dish.
- Top with the crushed pineapples.
- Crumble the cake mix on top. (That’s right; just the mix! No adding eggs or oil or anything like that.)
- Pour the melted butter on top, but try to do it evenly so it makes little dots to cover the entire cake.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes, or until browned and bubbly.
What’s your favorite super easy dessert?? Mine: make healthy cookie dough. Eat it.
It’s barre thirty for this girl 🙂
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