I guarantee this Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is effortless–and delicious! You’ve probably heard of “dump cakes,” a concoction where everything is dumped together and baked.
When I wrote Last Christmas, part of the fabulous Love, Christmas Romance Collection, I wrote long. Way too wordy. So I ended up cutting a lot of those words in every way I could.
One thing I deleted was the recipe for Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake that one of the characters makes. (Since I love to cook and bake–my daughter and her friends call me MacGyver in the kitchen–I often put recipes in my books.)
After I finished that novella, I dived into another project that was dear to my heart: a collection of family recipes from my grandmother, my mom, other far-flung friends and family, and me that I’ve titled Friday Is Cake Day.
The title comes from the fact that my mom always made a cake on Friday so she’d have something delicious to serve family and friends for the weekend and beyond. The cake was always gone by Thursday. It would have been gone a lot sooner, but we were allowed only a slice for dessert after our evening meal.
I added the cake recipe, deleted from Last Christmas, to my “bake book.” Today, I’m sharing that with you.
If you’ve not made or eaten a dump cake, then you’ve missed out. There is nothing easier than a dump cake, and, believe it or not, it tastes delicious served warm or cold!
Excerpt from Friday Is Cake Day: Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
1 large can crushed pineapple in juice
1 can cherry pie filling
1 box of yellow cake mix
1 stick butter
1 cup chopped pecans or other nut of your choice
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (I’m American so I have no idea what that is in Celsius.)
• Prepare rectangular glass baking dish or metal pan (13″ long type) by spraying with Baker’s Joy or Pam.
• Pour pineapple and juice evenly into pan. Spread it around so it’s evenly distributed.
• Spoon the pie filling evenly over the pineapple.
• Crumble the cake mix evenly over the fruit layer.
• Slice the butter into slender pats and place evenly over the layers.
• Sprinkle with nuts.
• Bake for one hour or until golden brown.
I hope you enjoy reading this rollicking romance set in the Texas panhandle. It’s funny, poignant, and suspenseful according to reviewers.
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Happy Baking and Happy Holiday!