Sunday, May 21, 2006

White Trash Wedding Cake

I'm ashamed, so very ashamed. I've been gone for too long, and I've missed my blog so much. So much has been going on I wouldn't even know where to begin so I'll skip it all. But with all the busy-ness & goings on as of late, I'm happy to report that life is fine - great actually, just extremely busy. Just know that I've missed y'all terribly and I hope to be back to blogging on a much more regular basis.

My shame isn't that I've been gone for so long, it's that I consumed an entire cake all on my own, minus a few bites that crossed the lips of my Big Bad Dad. A while back the thought crossed my mind of this cake my Nana used to make when I was younger, it was actually more like a cobbler than a cake - a layer of cherry pie filling, a layer of crushed pineapple then a sprinkling of yellow cake mix. So I brought out my treasured cookbook filled with all her handwritten notes and trusted recipes to find her recipe for "Dump Cake". Yes, I said it- Dump Cake. I was craving something called Dump Cake, can you believe it? Nana was anything, but white trash, but that's certainly what this recipe screams to me, so I've renamed it "White Trash Wedding Cake" because I simply can't bear to eat something called "Dump Cake".

White Trash Wedding Cake aka Dump Cake

And I have to admit, I enjoyed every calorie-filled morsel of that cake, I won't deny that. I did an internet search because I thought I remembered pecans and coconut in the cake, but wasn't sure. Well I found umpteen different slight variations of the recipe, I even saw a chocolate version. Stay tuned, I might have to give that a try soon!

White Trash Wedding Cake aka Dump Cake

White Trash Wedding Cake aka: Dump Cake

1 stick butter/margarine, melted
1 package yellow cake mix
1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
1 (15 oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple into 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over fruit mixture. Pour melted butter/margarine over cake mix.

If desired sprinkle 1 cup coconut and/or 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts on top. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until golden browned and bubbly.

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Comments on "White Trash Wedding Cake"


Blogger Honey Bunny said ... (11:44 AM) : 

like i posted on your flickr account, my mom used to make Dump Cake all the time when i was a kid. i still love it to this day. i made it last week, but didn't blog about it since i'd already done so here.

dump cake is delicious. i could eat an entire 13x9" pan of it, too!


Blogger purplecupcake said ... (11:27 PM) : 

Glad to hear your doing okay...Dump cake? I've never tried it but I've heard of it..I guess it's the perfect time to give it a try! Thanks for the recipe.


Blogger Heather said ... (10:34 AM) : 

I have to tell you that I have missed you here Jaay. However, I do gage my absense by yours. It can be hard to keep up with the blogging with all of the other sites we are writing for and all of the other things we are doing outside of blogging world.
Good to see you are still cooking, eating and wanting to blog about it.


Blogger Cate said ... (1:04 PM) : 

Welcome back, Jaay. We call that one Cherry Crumble (omitting the pineapple) - delicious stuff and oh so easy.

My mom used to make a Dump Cake, but it was something with a can of fruit cocktail - I'll have to dig that one up. ;)


Blogger Erika W. said ... (9:47 AM) : 

Oh my, I LOOOVE dump cake. Just love it. I only make it for casual get-togethers though because I will eat the whole pan myself. I have no restraint when it ocmes to this "White Trash Wedding Cake." Lol. I'll have to remember to call it that next time.


Blogger The Cookbook Junkie said ... (10:44 AM) : 

Dump cakes were very popular when I was growing up. I'd like to think we weren't white trash (I'm not saying we weren't - I just don't like to think that we were!)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:12 PM) : 

My mom used to make these when I was a kid.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:52 AM) : 

I always thought dump cake was pineapple upside down cake, because that's what we called it in my family. Weird how things get distorted. My uncle's recipe does just call for dumping though, no mixing.

I still can't believe you ate all that! You're so thin!


Blogger Deborah said ... (4:25 PM) : 

OMG, I am still laughing, that shake awake smoothie was horrible, I think your review was kinder than mine.
Never again!! Yuk......
Thanks for stopping by again........Good to see you again!!


Blogger Deborah said ... (4:32 PM) : 

In our house it was called 22 minute cake, because that is all the time it took to make.............Fun


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:31 AM) : 

weel i dont like the cake it was bit soggy but i will give it another shot ivon x x x


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:32 AM) : 

well in my house it took 20 mins i am very fast you no


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:11 PM) : 

I've had that cake before.
It's a specialty in the part of rural WV I'm from.
(Also, I'm white trash)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:44 PM) : 

I've never made a Dump Cake, but I've been known to make Butt Soup now and again.. fiber usually helps


Blogger Heidi said ... (8:58 PM) : 

My mom would make this... I loved it, it's like "soul food" now and we've dubbed it "PMS Cake" because sometimes you need something warm and cozy in your tummy and it makes you feel better. And my husband won't eat anything called Dump Cake so it's safe from him!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:59 PM) : 

Ha! Ha! I LOVE this cake and make it all the time. I always called it Dump Cake too, but we have a friend who has renamed it. He calls it "Holy Crap Cake" because the first time he tasted it he said "Holy Crap! What is this cake!!??" It's now lovingly referred to as "Holy Crap Cake" -- seriously folks, this cake is amazing!


Blogger irishgoddess1056 said ... (5:21 AM) : 

I got this recipe from my mother-in-law years ago. I make it all the time. Never heard it called "Dump Cake", but I like it. I've done numerous variations of it, including using French Vanilla Cake & strawberry pie filling, & my most recent & I think favorite is Double? Chocolate cake & raspberry pie filling. I make it with 2 cans of filling & 2 cubes of melted butter. Only 1 cake mix though.


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