So I do want to feature some healthier, simpler options on the blog. I really do! But the sad fact is that your Chip Mom is not-so-secretly a trash panda in an adorable trench coat. I have to go back to my roots. My roots are baked goods with no nutritional value, but high concentrations of LOVE (and butter). That’s why this week you are being treated to a unique take on a dump cake.
Cherry Crock-Pot Cake
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I love any recipe that allows me to walk away and read a book for 3 hours. Or in this specific case, finally take the Christmas Tree off the porch.
Box of White Cake mix
2 cans of Cherry Pie filling
1 can of crushed pineapple, drained
1 stick of butter, thinly sliced
1/2 cup of chopped pecans
PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE SLAPCHOP IN THE CORNER!
Actually, do. My hubby is slightly obsessed with kitchen gadgets and we got that off-brand Slap Chop as a gift from his Mom. It works as advertised: you slap it, and it chops things. It’s especially handy on things that don’t have to be evenly cut, like pecans for the top of a dump cake!
Cans go in first! Moisture at the top becomes moisture in the cake mix as things get all hot and steamy.
This is the point where I realized I forgot to drain the extra juice out of the pineapple. I managed to get most of it out with the tried and true “tilt the crock pot, hold everything back with a spoon, and hope” method. It worked!
Cake mix next! It ended up being a thicker layer of dry mix than I was anticipating. I poked around in it a bit out of nervousness, but everything turned out fine. If you find yourself in the same situation, don’t sweat it.
Literal. Piles. Of. Butter.
I evenly coated the top of the dry cake mix with my little pads of butter and then topped it with the pecans. Top on and cook on high for 3 – 4 hours!
Fill your time with whatever activity soothes your soul ^_^
(I have the handsomest hubby and the cutest cats!)
Three hours later, you get a warm, delicious pile of goop. I honestly think I could have pushed it closer to the 4 hour mark, as the center was pretty less-than-cooked, but with no eggs I wasn’t worried about its edible-ness. It was certainly well received by my table at trivia night!
Speaking of trivia, what’s got four legs, an adorable trenchcoat,
and luvs you bunches?
Your Chip Mom. <3
‘Til next time, ChipFriends!