Monday, July 12, 2010

Mom's Cherry Dump Cake

This is straight from my mom's recipe box, but I know there are plenty of variations on the Internet.

I made this for the 4th of July party we went to. It was a pretty big hit, heard lots of good things floating around about it. There was even a little left for me to snack on Monday night watching the Bachelorette.

I love it warm and I always heat up my leftovers. Matt likes it straight out of the fridge, to each their own I guess.

Mom's Cherry Dump Cake

[Printable Recipe]

1 20oz can cherry pie filling
1 20oz can crushed pineapple (undrained)
1 box yellow cake mix
1 1/2 - 2 sticks butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Now do just what the title says, dump everything in a 9 x 13 pan.

First the pineapple, spread out evenly

Then the cherry pie filling (my mom uses 1 and a half cans of filling for more cherries - I liked the pineapple/cherry ratio with just one)

Cover with dry cake mix. Try to get as even as possible.

Cover cake mix with butter. I used a silicone pastry brush to make sure there was no dry cake mix left.

Bake for 45-1 hour until bubbly and brown. Make sure you watch the color the last 15 mins. My oven took 50 mins to get a nice crust.

There are so many variations I want to try. Next time my brother comes home I am making it with blueberry pie filling. I have heard of people topping the cake and butter with pecans. That would be goo too!

This is so easy to toss together and take with you to a party or pot luck.

***Edited to tell you not to drain the pineapple - I had someone call and ask and I totally didn't realize I didn't put it on the recipe! I am sorry!!!*****

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!

Happy 4th of July! I hope you and your family have a great and safe day! As we spend our days eating hot dogs and watching fireworks with friends, take time to remember those to make our freedom possible.

We are going to a cookout and then watching the Washington D.C. fireworks from on top of our friend's apartment. There is nothing better than friends, food and fireworks. I can't wait.

I made a cookie cake to take.

I totally used a coloring sheet that Make and Takes posted as my inspiration for this cake.

The border is my favorite!