I have made some of the neatest foodie friends this year! My friend Mary and her son, Noah are proving to be DE-lightful people to cook for and eat with!
|This is my foodie buddy, Noah.|
Crab Claws - 0, Noah - 47
He likes to create recipes as well and I’m trying to encourage him and his mom to start a food blog! Wouldn’t y’all love to see that? Please comment below with some words of encouragement! That might be all he needs to get started!
Anyway, we were at their house Saturday for dinner when Mary’s friend, Jennifer popped over with her family. Jennifer went about dumping some stuff in a baking dish, fired up Mary’s oven and had dessert cooking in under five minutes without skipping a beat. Which was pretty impressive. I love friends like that. Ones who make themselves at home in your kitchen.
Jennifer made her Nana’s dump cake for us and it was so good I had to make one for you! We’ve all had dump cakes but this one is a little different than what I’m used to. This one eats more like a cobbler. I started to call it a Cherry Dump Cobbler but if Jennifer’s Nana is anything like my grandmother, you best not be screwing around with family recipes too much.
I did change the topping a little. Jennifer topped hers with coconut and walnuts – and it was delicious! – but Husband has threatened to boycott if I don’t lay off the coconut in my desserts for a while so I used sliced almonds (plus almonds and cherries are such a great combination!).
Cherry Dump Cake
aka Jenn’s Nana’s Awesome Good Dump Cake
aka I Kinda Want to Call This a Shortcut Cobbler But Don’t Want to Make Nana Mad
1 20-oz can cherry pie filling
1 20-oz can crushed pineapple in syrup, undrained
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 cup (4-oz) sliced almonds
Dump cherry pie filling into a 13x9 baking dish and spread evenly. Dump crushed pineapple (with juice or syrup) evenly on top of pie filling. Dump cake mix evenly over fruit. Drizzle melted butter over dry cake mix then top with sliced almonds. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve hot with ice cream or cold with whipped cream or just enjoy it as-is!
*substitute other pie fillings and nuts if desired