Monday, May 30, 2005

Dump Cake

the name of this cake might turn you off, but trust me, it's the easiest, most delicious cake ever. it gets it's name from the fact that you dump all the ingredients in the pan. no mixing, no measuring, no nothin'.

here's what you need:

one can crushed pineapple
one can cherry pie filling. this is very important. you don't want a can of cherries, you want the pie filling.
one box of vanilla cake mix
1/2 stick of butter or margarine.

here's what you do:

open both cans of fruit. dump the cherries in the bottom of a ungreased glass pan, making sure you cover the bottom. dump the pineapple right on top of the cherries, covering the bottom layer.

remember...this isn't a pretty cake, so it doesn't have to look beautiful.

then sprinkle the vanilla cake mix on top of the pineapple. again, this can just be dumped on. don't worry about the lumps!

cut up the butter or margarine into small pieces. if you'd rather shred the butter using a cheese grater, go for it. this is what my mom used to do when i was a kid. i don't have a grater, so i had to cut the butter into little chunks.

spread the chunks over the top of the cake mix. remember, it doesn't have to look pretty!

put the cake in a preheated 350 degree oven. cook for about 20-25 minutes or untill the cake is brown and the cherries bubble at the side. the liquid in the pineapple and cherries makes the cake moist and the butter gives the cake a crumbly topping. you don't want to overcook it though. just enough to brown the cake mix on top.

this cake tastes delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. or cool-whip, whatever you prefer!

dig in!


Anonymous DP said...

This looks awesome. I am totally making this.

I have discovered a new comfort food as follows:

1. Purchase one box of egg matzo and one tub of Temp-Tee whipped cream cheese. Must be Temp-tee, no other brand will do.

2. Crawl into bed, turn on the TV, and start slathering pieces of matzo with the Temp-Tee. Revel in this delicious, bland yet rich snack.

3. After half the tub of Temp-tee is gone, get curious about exactly what you're eating and read the nutrition information.

4. Shriek in horror when you realize that their idea of a serving is a tablespoon and each serving is 36% saturated fat. While you're distracted, rabbit hops on bed and steals your last matzo.

5. The next rainy day, repeat steps 1-4.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Honey Bunny said...

hah! that's great, DP!

you should really try the dump cake. it's very much a comfort food. you really should make sure you serve it warm. it isn't as tasty cold. with a scoop of vanilla ice cream......mmmmmmm!

9:58 AM  
Anonymous redspice55 said...

My sister made this cake last year and it was great. She got the recipe from a friend. I tried making it but it didn't turn out. I think I forgot the butter. I would use margarine tho. Becel. A little healthier.
PS. I found your website, but typing in Honey Bunny on a web search. My husband calls me Honey Bunny, from the movie Pulp Fiction. lol

8:36 PM  
Blogger Honey Bunny said...

hi redspice-
the butter/margarine is very important. without it, the cake will not bake right. i don't think using spray margarine will work, either, since the butter needs to melt into the dry cake. i mean, you can try it, but i'm not sure how it would work. i used organic butter which is better for you than synthetic margarines, that's for sure :)

i'm glad you found my blog. come back any time!

5:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried that, it was delicious, I used peaches instead or pineapples and tasted weird O_O. The pineapple probably tastes better.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Honey Bunny said...

i've never used peaches before. i think you need to use the pineapple because of all the water (juice) with it. it enables the cake to bake.

try it w. the pineapple and let me know what you think!

5:04 PM  
Blogger Mim Heyden said...

I have this in the oven right now... it sure is smelling yummy!... hope it turns out...

8:03 AM  

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