A couple of nights ago I got to take dinner to a friend that just had a baby, and I made a cherry dump cake for dessert.  I hadn’t made one in years and it was OH SO GOOD!!!!!   Here’s the recipe that I followed….mostly from memory 🙂

Cherry Dump Cake

Makes 9 x 13″ dessert, serves 10-12

2 cans cherry pie filling (I like the “Lite” version because it doesn’t have as much sweetener in it)
1 large can crushed pineapple (with juice)
1 box yellow (or white) cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cups butter, melted (1 1/2 cubes)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In bottom of 9 x 13″ baking dish spread out the pineapple and juice.  Spoon cherry pie filling onto the top of it and spread all the way across the pan.  Sprinkle with dry cake mix and then pecans.  Drizzle melted butter over the top covering as much of the dessert as you are able to.

Bake in preheated oven for 40-55 minutes until top is golden brown and crust-like.

Best served when it is warm, with some vanilla ice cream 🙂

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