Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Super Simple and Delicious

Alrighty all you last minute non cookers I have a dessert recipe that’s easy to make, easy on the pocket book, and taste like a little slice of heaven on a plate.

Enter the Dump Cake!

I’m sure you’ve heard of a dump cake there’s dump cake recipes all over the place! I’m not really sure why it’s called a dump cake. Kent said it reminds him of bread pudding and I think it’s more like a cobbler.   

Trust me it’s delicious!
Kent who is not a fan of sweets loves this and I’ll pretty much eat anything with sugar in it but I promise it’s good!

Here’s my take on the dump cake, clobber, bread pudding thing!



-1 can (21 Oz.) Apple Pie Filling

-1 can (15 Oz.) Crushed Pineapple

-1 box Yellow

-1 sticks Unsalted Butter

-1 teaspoon of cinnamon

-Orange Zest (roughly 1 teaspoon)

-½ cup of Chopped Walnuts (or pecans)

-Optional: Ice cream or Whip Cream to be used as a topping. If you don’t want to make your own whip cream go for the extra creamy whip cream in the can that you find by the yogurt. It’s so much better than Cool Whip.


1. Pour apple pie filling and crushed pineapple (including juice) into a 9”X13'’ baking dish. Using a zester zest about 1 teaspoon of orange zest into the pie filling mixture. Stir together. If you do not have a zester use the small side of your cheese grater. This was something I added as I went along so I did not measure but 1 teaspoon should do the trick. Orange zest is very strong so you only need a little bit.

2. Pour dry cake mix in a bowl and add cinnamon. Use a whisk to incorporate cinnamon into dry cake mix. I decided to add the cinnamon as I went along so I did not measure the exact amount of cinnamon I put in. If you think it needs more than a teaspoon go for it but don’t go too crazy. You just want a hit of cinnamon in each bite.

3. Sift cake mix over the top of the fruit mixture. If you do not have a sifter lightly dust the dry cake mix over the fruit mixture. You want to avoid large clumps of dry mix so when you bake it you don’t get balls of uncooked cake mix.

4. Slice thin pieces butter and distribute over the surface of the cake mix. The butter will melt and incorporate into the dry cake mix.

5. Sprinkle nuts over the top and pop it in the over. Again this is something I added as I went along so I did not measure the exact amount of nuts that I added. If you think it needs more than ½ a cup go for it. If you like nuts don’t skip this part! The nuts add a nice texture and crunch!

-Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on how crunchy you want you topping to be.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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I’ll also be reposting some how to decorate your tree clips that I posted last year.

I’ll have them up on Friday so you can watch them if you want to.
I’m sure there will be a lot of tree decorating going on this weekend.
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  1. This looks and sounds delicious! I don't think I can squeeze it into my baking/cooking schedule today and tomorrow but I am definitely going to make it sometime soon. Thanks for sharing!


  2. I'm going to make a from scratch organic key lime pie this year... but I LOVE dump cake. I make it with cherry pie filling instead of the apple!

  3. I love your blog. The design is fun and colorful. Thanks for posting this recipe, and for the entertaining read. Hope you have a wonderful holiday. Happy #WalnutWednesday!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Kendra! La

  5. Do you think it would be good without the pineapple?


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