Recipe by Cheryl
"You can vary this dump cake by using apple pie filling and white, golden, or spice cake mix. Serve with whipped cream or soft ice cream."
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1 (20 ounce) can
crushed pineapple, with juice
1 (3.5 ounce) package
instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (21 ounce) can
cherry pie filling
1 (18.25 ounce) package
chocolate cake mix
The easy way to get an even layer of butter so that all the cake mix gets some is to grate a very cold stick of butter evenly over the top. Use the butter wrapper to hold the stick as you grate. You may also use frozen butter. When the dry cake is covered evenly, it is crisp and buttery in the finished product (which is NOT supposed to be cake-like, but more of a fruit crisp.) Delicious!
What did I do wrong? Perhaps I don't know what a dump cake is suppose to look like, but I thought it was a mess, not only to look at, but overly sweet. Was something left out of the recipe? The cake mix just sat on the top, uncooked. Why was it baked? It looked the same as it went into the oven. What an expensive waste if ingredients!
I love this recipe - I used a caramel flavored cake mix and apple pie filling. Wonderful! Be sure to use all the juice in the pineapple - do not drain. I even used a sugar-free vanilla pudding mix and it turned out great. A keeper!
I immediately see a couple of problems with the recipe...too much dry ingredient and not enough butter. The pudding mix is unnecessary, as most cake mixes already have pudding in the mix. By adding more DRY pudding, one may end up with a gelatinous type substance. Coconut will also make sometimes make things a bit on the dry side.(ever put coconut in a sweetbread of some sort?). Most dump cakes call for AT LEAST 3/4 cup butter. When you add it all up, it is no wonder that most reviewers end up with dry cake mix on top that does not go anywhere (but perhaps in the garbage).
I didn't care for the pudding mix in the cake. There were areas that had almost a gel-like texture. I made this recipe without the pudding all the time and I will continue to do so. We did really like the addition of coconut to the recipe. That was a new one for us and will be a future variation for this recipe. I have also made this recipe with white or yellow cake mix and it was very good as well.
This one is a hit. My 5 year old grandson made it and the whole family and friends loved it.He was beaming from ear to ear when we told him it was delicious.
I've made this recipe twice. It always receives RAVE reviews and everyone wants the recipe. Excellent!
Took this cake to a church event and everyone LOVED IT! Very easy and very tastie. Well make it again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Black Forest Dump Cake I
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 73
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