Saturday, December 20, 2008

dump cake

This recipe comes from a cookbook that my Aunt Edythe gave to my Mom. Mom is cleaning out her cookbook shelves (so she can buy some more cookbooks, I suspect) and she gave this to me. It's a typical community-made cookbook, containing homely and homey recipes for everyone's favourite comfort foods and potluck feature dishes. Typically also, there are many nearly duplicate recipes. I suspect this is because everyone knows that cousin Cheryl's broccoli-velveeta casserole is subtly different from Mary-Jane Findlay's, so it's best to publish both recipes side by side so the cook can choose.

Dump Cake (from Highland County 4-H Centennial Celebration - Published in 2002 by the Highland County 4-H Club of Hillsboro, Ohio)

1 white cake mix (I used yellow)
1 21oz can cherry pie filling
1 20oz can crushed pineapple - undrained
1 cup pecan pieces (I used halves)
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter - cut into pieces

Spread undrained pineapple in a glass 9X13 inch pan (I buttered the pan first). Spoon in pie filling evenly over pineapple. Dump dry cake mix onto the cherry layer evenly. Spread butter slices on top. Sprinkle pecan pieces on top of the butter. Bake at 350 about 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Canadian Translation
9X13 is 9X13 (we Canadians still bake imperial)
pineapple - comes in 190z cans in Canada
cherry pie filling - ditto
350 is fahrenheit of course
delicious is the same on both sides of the border - believe me, this is delicious

question: have you ever had a recipe published in a community cookbook (school, church, service club etc)?

mompoet - wondering if "strawberry pretzel salad" is good


Anonymous said...

this is delicious .... wish I'd taken some for breakfast!
Easthill laydee

Muhd Imran said...

It reads deliciously. No need the picture.

Fortunately, I just had my breakfast, else I would be walking to the kitchen to scrape whatever food to eat.

Salad! It's my favorite dish. I can veg-out anytime because it's healthy... the dressing may not be though.

Have a good weekend with lots of delicious-tasting good food.

Anonymous said...

I can attest to the greatness of this recipe. Brought by Sue to the Tacky Christmas party. Loved it, along with Sue's kitty outfit. Myrna