I have to admit, I really avoid baking these days. Why? Because it's just me here most of the time and the Good Lord knows, I DONT need to be eating baked treats all by myself! And that is what would happen! Yes, I have a mighty powerful sweet tooth! And most of my friends and family are trying to lose weight or at least cut back of calories so, I can't bake yummy desserts and then just surprise folks with them. Which is what I used to do. I would get hit with the baking bug around 10:00 at night and bake up a huge batch of muffins and then head out and deliver them to people while they were still warm.
But, sometimes when Troy is home I will bake something kind of sweet treat. When he was home recently, I baked a dump cake. It is such a simple and easy treat to make. And so yummy and rich. Dump cakes are kinda like a fruit crumble. Which I love!
My Favorite Easy Dump Cake Recipe
The ingredients are:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Grab a 9x13 baking pan and spray.
Dump the can of cherry pie filling.
(isn't cherry pie filling the prettiest! All that ruby red yumminess!)
Next dump in the can of crushed pineapple (including the juice!).
Stir those 2 together and spread evenly on the bottom of the pan.
(at this pint control yourself not to just scoop up this deliciousness and start eating it with a spoon!)
Now open up the packaged yellow or white (your choice) cake mix and sprinkle it evenly over the fruit. Crumble up any large clumps of dry cake mix. It doesn't have to be perfectly clumpless. Just spread out so it is all over the pan. This is the "crumble" part so it shouldn't be completely smooth.
Slice a stick of butter and just put the pieces all over the top of the cake mix.
(at this point you could just put it in the oven to cook because this is the standard dump cake recipe)
Now to send this dump Cake over the top!
Sprinkle a small package of slice almonds over the top.
And lastly, grab a handful of sweet coconut and sprinkle that over everything.
Loosely cover with aluminum foil for 20 minutes then remove the foil and bake an additional 10 - 15 minutes depending on your oven and altitude.
If you don't add the coconut and almonds, you don't need the foil.
Just check on it for a golden top
Troy prefers to eat it when it is cooled down. Me, I scoop it out right away and enjoy.
But, when it is cooled down I often top it with whipped cream or a good vanilla ice cream!
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