Are you ready to make the easiest dessert ever? Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is a recipe from my Grandma and is probably the best cake ever. Simply dump all the ingredients into a baking pan and bake!
My grandma gave my mom a bunch of her recipes – thank the lord! My grandma was one of the cooks/bakers that never really followed a recipe so the fact that she had some written out is seriously a Godsend. I am SO happy that I at least have a few of them. Every time I make something of hers or even smell the dessert, it brings back to so many wonderful memories of Sibley Iowa – the comfort of their home, the simplicity of life there, the bedroom that my brother, sister and I all slept in, their pool table in the basement, the farm, but most of all how we all sat around the dinner table for breakfast, super (not lunch, super) and dinner, and listened to my grandpa tell stories.
It was the best. The best.
My grandma’s recipes were not all that complicated which is probably why they were so good. Raising her family on a farm meant that she made ALL the food every.single.day. Rarely did they go out for dinner as they didn’t have tons of restaurants nearby, but restaurants or no restaurant, their values were the farm and family so she made the kitchen the heart of the home.
Her recipes are simple (they had to be!), delicious and taste like home.
A lot of her recipes came from the church and from her friends. This recipe for Dump Cake came from one of her friends and is seriously AMAZING! It’s so good. I don’t how else to explain it – it’s just delicious. Vin took one bite, looked at me, raised his eyebrows and said “that’s pretty damn good.”
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- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 21 ounce can cherry pie filling
- 1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple with juice
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking pan.
- Spread cherry pie filling in the bottom of the greased baking pan.
- Next, evenly spread the crushed pineapple on top of the cherry filling.
- Then sprinkle the yellow cake mix over the pineapple.
- Next, evenly pour melted butter over the cake mix.
- Finally sprinkle coconut and chopped nuts on top.
- Bake for one hour. Let cool before cutting. Enjoy as is or with cool whip or vanilla ice cream.