Wednesday, September 19, 2007


This recipe is so easy that the first time I read it I thought- that will NOT be that good. I was also hesitant because I like pineapple but just wasn't sure it would be good in a dessert. But I made it and boy was I wrong. It's SUPER EASY and so yummy out of the oven with ice cream or cool whip. You do not taste the pineapple at all because it's so mixed in. The best part about it is that with only a few ingredients it's easy to have all these things on hand in your pantry when you need to make a last minute dessert.

1 yellow cake mix (I usually use the butter recipe yellow)
1 can crushed pineapple with juice
1 can any flavor pie filling
1 and 1/2 sticks of butter
Chopped nuts (optional)
Coconut (optional)
Vanilla ice cream or Cool Whip

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray. Dump can of pineapple (juice and all) in pan. Next dump pie filling over pineapple. DO NOT MIX. (That's why it's called a DUMP cake :) Sprinkle cake mix over pineapple and pie filling. Slice butter into pats and place over cake mix or melt butter and pour over top. Sprinkle nuts and coconut on top. Bake for 50-60 minutes until browned and bubbly. Best served warm!

TIP OF THE DAY: To totally change this cake, you cake use different kinds of cake mix and pie filling. Chocolate cake mix and cherry pie filling is yummy as is spice cake mix and apple pie filling. Don't be afraid to experiment.

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Cinnamon Roll French Toast