Pineapple Upside-Down Dump Cake – Indulge in the flavors of our Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake! This simple heavenly treat combines the tangy essence of pineapples with the rich goodness of cherries. The key ingredients for this dessert are pineapple, maraschino cherries, and a moist yellow cake. A trio that guarantees bliss with every mouthful.
When I first tried making this Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake I had some doubts about its simplicity. Could something so effortless truly be delicious? When my biggest critic (and fan!) my husband took a bite his eyes lit up with delight. That sealed the deal! To my surprise, even my picky little one asked for seconds. Since that day this humble yet glorious cake has become a family favorite.
What makes this Pineapple Upside-Down Dump Cake truly special?
Our Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake is truly a wonder in the realm of desserts. Its easy preparation means it can be whipped up in no time making it perfect for guests or impromptu gatherings. The nostalgic combination of pineapple and cherries brings back memories of treats while the scrumptious base made from yellow cake mix soaks up all the juicy goodness from the fruits resulting in an explosion of flavors, in each bite. It’s a treat that blends simplicity with decadence creating a hard-to-resist combination.
What You Need To Make This Pineapple Upside-Down Dump Cake Recipe?
Diced Pineapple: Our cake heart and soul. By draining them we ensure that the cake maintains its texture without becoming soggy. Whether fresh or canned the unique tropical flavor they bring is unmatched.
Maraschino Cherries: These small ruby gems do more than just add color. They provide a sweet-tart kick that beautifully contrasts with the pineapples. Moreover, their vibrant hue makes each slice visually appealing.
Brown Sugar: The unsung hero of our cake. As it gently caramelizes during baking it creates a base that holds the fruits and cake together. This subtle touch of molasses adds depth and richness, to every bite.
Yellow Cake Mix: It’s not only a foundation; this mix ensures our cake is soft, fluffy, and has a lovely golden hue. Acting as a sponge it absorbs the goodness of the fruits resulting in moist and flavorsome slices.
Butter Slices: This is where the magic happens. As they melt into the cake mix they create a crust with a crunchiness. It’s like giving each dessert a hug it craves.
Steps To Make Pineapple Upside-Down Dump Cake:
Step 1: Begin by preheating your oven to 350ºF. While it’s heating, lightly spritz a 9×13-inch pan with your favorite cooking spray.
Step 2: Eagerly spread out the drained pineapple and cherries onto the pan. Remember the first time I made it? I made sure every corner had a hint of fruit. Sprinkle that lovely brown sugar over it.
Step 3: Now, here’s a fun part – sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly. It’s like a blanket of sweetness for our fruits.
Step 4: Tuck the cake mix in with those lovely butter slices. They’ll melt and mingle with the cake mix, creating a golden, delicious crust.
Step 5: Pop it into the oven and let the magic happen for 25 to 30 minutes. When it comes out, it’s like a sun-kissed tropical paradise on a plate.
To introduce an element of taste and texture you can scatter some chopped pecans or walnuts, over the cake mix before placing the butter slices. While the cake bakes, these nuts will. Provide a crunch creating a perfect balance of softness, gooeyness, and crunchiness in every bite. This not only elevates the flavor. Also adds a charming rustic touch to our beloved Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use fresh pineapples instead of canned ones?
Definitely! Just make sure to finely chop the pineapples and remove any excess juice.
What’s a good substitute for yellow cake mix?
If you’re looking to try something a vanilla or butter pecan cake mix can work wonders as a substitute, for yellow cake mix.
How do I store any leftovers?
To store any leftovers, simply place them in an airtight container and refrigerate. Although in my experience there aren’t usually any leftovers when it comes to this gem!
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