Thursday, May 1, 2014

Live & Learn -- Dump Cake

Don't be confused... this is still Life As Always! I know... it might not seem like it since I'm posting two recipes in one week. But I promised you this one a while back, so I thought I'd better come through.
This is a dessert dish I made for Thanksgiving with the Always this year, and it turned out pretty well if I do say so myself! Therefore I recently replicated it for some friends, and it still seems to be a hit, so I decided it's time to share the recipe.

Two 15 oz cans sliced peaches, drained and chopped
One 21 oz can strawberry pie filling
One box yellow cake mix
One stick butter
8 oz raw pecan pieces


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Dump chopped peaches into the bottom of a 9x13 glass baking dish and spread evenly.
With a spoon, dump the strawberry pie filling evenly on top of the peaches.
Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the strawberry layer.
Cut butter into thin slices with a knife to cover the entire cake.
Chop the pecans into fairly small pieces and spread evenly over cake mix layer.
Bake on 350 for 53 minutes, place on a cooling rack.
Serve with Cool Whip or vanilla ice cream.

Actually, all credit for this delicious dessert should go to my friend Nikki, who was kind enough to share this family recipe with me.

What I love about this recipe (besides it being super yummy) is that it's SO EASY. I'm not a huge fan of the name, but it's called a Dump Cake because you literally just dump all the ingredients in a pan. And everyone knows I'm not a huge fan of cooking or baking, so this is right up my alley.

I did alter the recipe slightly: The original one calls for one 20 oz can of crushed, undrained pineapple (instead of peaches) and one 21 oz can of cherry pie filling (instead of strawberry). However, Stew isn't a huge fan of those flavors, so I mixed it up for him. But I've made it both ways now and they are equally yummy, so it's totally up to your taste preferences. 
Enjoy, my friends!
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  1. Dump Xakes are the best!! I make them all the time for my students but always have the hardest time with the butter. Your idea is genious and has saved my life!!!

  2. This looks delish! And I'm going to have to agree with Stew and say the peaches and strawberries sounds like a much better combo!

  3. i love an easy recipe. tks for sharing!

  4. sounds like a yummy yet easy recipe. I'm not big on pecans but may give this a try. Always looking for new recipes to try.

  5. love me a good dump cake! one of the few baking things i can make!!

  6. Wow. You must be getting all ready to start cooking for your baby when he can gat solid foods! ;)


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