Cherry Dump Cake–Again

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Calling this recipe a cake is not really accurate. It does contain a cake mix, but it is more a dessert casserole. It has the tart sweetness of cherries and the wonderful tropical flavor of pineapples. Topped with a yellow cake mix, it is truly a dump and bake dessert.  I posted this recipe a couple years ago, but since I’m making it again today, I’m reposting it.

This recipe comes from an old Lutheran Church cookbook that I was given back in the 70s. It was great then and it is great now. I hadn’t made this cake probably since my mom passed away in 1987, but I resurrected it a couple years back and made it for my husband. He had never eaten it before and kept asking “What’s this called? Dump Cake?”. He ADORED it!

Ingredients:

1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 yellow cake mix
8 ounces chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

Directions:

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In a 9×13 inch pan mix cherries and pineapple. Sprinkle dry cake mix over pineapple and cherry mixture.

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Sprinkle chopped nuts over the cake mix. Drizzle top with melted butter or margarine. Bake in 350° oven for 35 or 40 minutes.

Let cool and top with vanilla ice cream or Cool Whip if you’d like. Scrumptious!

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