Cherry Dump Cake in the Solar Oven

This morning when I looked out, it was partly cloudy and it looked like rain.  “Good” I thought, “we sure need some rain”.  So I didn’t plan on putting out my solar oven.  But about noon, I looked out again, and the sun was hot and bright. So there I was, with a perfect cooking day, and nothing to cook.  A quick look in the pantry and right there were there ingredients for one of our favorite quick desserts.  Although the name says CAKE, this really is more of a cobbler type dessert.  And it is so very easy to make.

Easy Solar Dump Cake

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake baked in the Solar Oven

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

1 can cherry pie filling

1 can crushed pineapple (I used a big can because I like lots of pineapple.  But a small can will do)

1/2 to 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1 yellow or white cake mix (dry)

1 stick of butter or margarine (cut into pieces)

Place the solar oven out to begin preheating.  Dump the cherry pie filling and pineapple, juice and all, into a pan.  Add the nuts. Top with the dry cake mix.  Place butter pieces on the top.  Bake in the solar oven for 2 – 3 hours. 

Cherry pie filling and pineapple

Dry cake mix and butter on top of cherry and pineapple filling

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is an easy dessert to bake in the solar oven.  It spoons out into a bowl, much like a soft cobbler.  Try it with vanilla ice cream.  Delicious!

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4 thoughts on “Cherry Dump Cake in the Solar Oven

  1. Lordy, Lordy, I forgot all about dump cakes! Used to make them all the time when the girls were small. We loved them — so easy and so good! Thanks for the reminder and the recipe. I wouldn’t have thought of the combination and, yet, now I just have to have one! Have a great day!

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