Dump cake may not have the most flattering name but it is a dessert that many people rave about. The name cake is a little bit deceptive and some people prefer to call dump cake a version of cobbler instead. When people are not praising its delicious taste, they are often celebrating how quick and easy this dessert is to make.
Dump cake is usually a combination of canned fruit, with cherries and pineapples, being some of the most preferred. Fruit is usually drained and combined on the bottom of a baking dish. Next, people add yellow or white cake mix, simply pouring the mix right over the fruit. Recipes vary but most then direct people to add slices of butter on top of the cake mix. When the cake is baked it has a lovely top crust that is buttery over a layer of sweet fruit.
It’s difficult to find dessert recipes that are easier to make than dump cake. With the exception of stirring the fruit, you really need to do very little to assemble this cake. It’s a great recipe for beginning cooks, especially young ones. Even little kids can make dump cake because they usually do not have to measure ingredients. ~~~ from Wise Geek
PUMPKIN - DUMP - CAKE
1 - 20 oz can pure pumpkin
1 - 12 oz can evaporated milk
3 whole eggs
1 cup white sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
1 - 18.25 ounce Betty Crocker Super Moist yellow cake mix
1 C chopped pecans
3/4 C butter, melted Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
In a large bowl, mix pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon until well blended. Spread pumpkin mixture in prepared baking dish. Mixture will be very wet. Sprinkle cake mix evenly on top of the batter. If adding pecans, sprinkle them over the cake mix. Pour melted butter over the top of the cake mix and bake 50 minutes.
Cool Top with whipped cream or ice cream.