EDITOR’S NOTE (July 28, 2018). Recipe updated. Use 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) softened or cold unsalted butter. The difference is the baked cake crust’s texture. Softened butter will make a soft buttery cake crust. Cold butter will make a crumbly cake crust. Both are equally delicious! Options are good to have.
This dessert contains tangy pineapples topped with a soft buttery yellow cake. Excellent served with vanilla ice cream or real whipped cream.
This is a variation of Betty Crocker’s famous dump cakes. Homemade from scratch cakes are fabulous. I also love boxed mixes combined with various fruit fillings. They’re quick and easy to make. For this recipe, use either pineapple tidbits (in juice) or crushed pineapples (in juice).
Most dump cakes have a crumbled cake topping which is obtained by sprinkling dry cake mix over fruit filling. Dotting with pieces of cold butter before baking. This popular method is quick, easy, and tastes very good!
I prefer a softer texture. Back in the day, I discovered how to make it while rushing to prepare dinner. My last stick of unsalted butter was in a bowl on the kitchen counter. It melted in the hot kitchen. I had planned to use softened butter. A trip to the grocery store was not an option. So, I combined cake mix with melted butter. Spread evenly over fruit in baking dish. The top cake crust is tender and buttery. Excellent results!
This dessert is also very good chilled 2 hours up to overnight. The texture is similar to a pudding with crunchy bits of cake.
Enjoy this easy recipe!