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Old 01-07-2010, 05:18 PM   #1
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Dump Cake

It's called a dump cake. But it's an incredibly easy, and tasty concoction. Here's how you make it.

Take 2 cans pie filling and dump them into a 9 X 12 cake pan. Evenly dump a dry cake mix on top, as evenly distributed as possible. melt 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter and evenly pour accross the top of the cake mix. Sprinkle on broken pecans or wallnuts. Bake in a 370' oven for 40 minutes. Serve hot or cold.

Favorite combintations:
Crushed pineapple with white cake mix on top, and substitute shredded cocanut for the broken nuts

Canned Peaches with a yellow cake mix

Canned cherry pie filling with Devil's Food Cake and dark chocolate ganache spread on topafter it's cooked

#1 favorite - blueberry pie filling with 1 cup extra, fresh blueberries with yellow cake mix and broken pecans

Apple Pie filling with spice cake

Pumpkin Pie filling with spice cake

Have you made this desert? What's yoru favorite combination?

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Old 01-07-2010, 05:22 PM   #2
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My Ex made pineapple dump cake about twice a year for 25 years, and it is really very good!
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:53 PM   #3
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The version my Grandmother taught me when I was about 8 was cherry pie filling, crusheded pie filling over top, a yellow cake mix, dotted with butter and sprinkled with chopped or broken walnuts! It became my "signature dessert" for years, until I was allowed to experiment more.

When we worked at camp a few years ago and were serving very large groups of kids and adults alike, I started whipping cream (or topping) with some cinnamon and sugar and piping a bit on each serving. I have since served it this way at several events I have catered and it is a huge hit.

GW, the devil's food version sounds like something I should try!
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:40 PM   #4
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I've made the blueberry version and it's awesome.
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:14 PM   #5
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i have made the cherry and the pineapple ones. glad to see the other ideas. thanks
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:29 AM   #6
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My boss makes the peach version when we have bbq's or potlucks at work. It is a favorite of all the employees and usually we are scraping the bottom of his dutch ovens. He cooks them in dutch ovens with charcoal on the top and bottom.
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:59 AM   #7
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Another great tasting combination that I recently tried - cinamon crumb cake with cherry pie filling. Yum.

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Old 01-17-2010, 10:14 AM   #8
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This seems to be the only type of cake I can make - any other normal cake I make is a mess!!!
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:05 PM   #9
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When I read GW's post I thought this was a really good idea and something simple I could use when we go away on vacation. I thought I'd test it out here at home first.

I bought a chocolate cake mix and two cans of cherry pie filling and made the dump cake with walnuts.

I am a meticulous person and follow a recipe closely the first time. I was very careful to evenly distribute the filling, the cake mix, the butter and the nuts.

When it was done, there were still areas of uncooked cake mix - the dry powder that came out of the box. Other parts were almost crunchy.

I can adjust for the crunchy but don't know what I'd do with the powdery parts. There just isn't enough melted butter to completely moisten the entire top of the cake.

Any thoughts?
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:36 PM   #10
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I had the same problem with a similar recipe. One way I found to solve the problem is bake the dessert in a 9x9 inch pan. This reduces the surface area and concentrates the area covered by the butter. I have also added more butter. I hope this helps.
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