Postcard #26 “Dump Cake, Boston Terriers and Bill Murray”

Posted on September 28, 2011. Filed under: Postcards | Tags: , , , , |


It’s no secret I love Boston Terriers, Bill Murray and casseroles. While all three are delicious, appealing and great on a Saturday night, casseroles might be the only not out of place at a church potluck. Out of all the casseroles out there, my favorite is Dump Cake. It doesn’t have crushed potato chips or tuna with sour cream and noodles, but it is delicious, requires very little prep and clean up and you can make it while you’re drunk. Perhaps I’m putting too much thought into this, but Dump Cake is delicious. So the next time you’re invited to some shindig, bring a Dump Cake, because everyone likes desert.

 I love Dump Cake because it is easy. Got a can opener?  Working oven? How about butter? You’re halfway there! It takes very little skill to open cans and mix this baby up, but the payoff is fantastic. If my dogs had thumbs and could be trusted around an oven I’d let them make it for me.  While the prep time is quick, the baking time is about an hour, so plan on staying home while it cooks.

 Curious?  Here’s the recipe: 

You probably have most if not all of the four ingredients in your pantry: a can of crushed pineapple (pour the juice in with the fruit), a can of cherry pie filling and a box of white cake mix. Great ingredients, but the real superstar is the butter.  A stick and a half to be exact. Cut up the butter into chunks and shove them in the mixture- it’s okay to not let the butter soften before you cut it- it’ll melt just fine in the oven.  I forgot to mention to dump the first three ingredients into a baking dish and then shove the butter chunks in before you cover it with foil (Reynolds Wrap is the preferred foil and official sponsor of The 52 Postcards Project). Take the foil off during the last ten minutes of baking so it browns nicely. Remember to use oven mitts because that pan is hot! Wait… that reminds me of one of my other favorite things: Bill Murray…mmmmmm. I bet he’d like some Dump Cake.Want the real recipe? Go to:,1941,135187-243193,00.html


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Thanks for sharing this secret. It is a good cake. I just have to re-figure how to make it without buying a box cake mix. I am opposed to those. But I will figure it out and let you know how it turns out. And Bill Murray? I would have never known. You keep surprising me. Ruby

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