Snack Like a Southerner: Pina Colada Dump Cake


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, divided
⅓ cup spiced rum
2 (1 lb.) packages frozen pineapple chunks
1 (15.25 oz) box yellow cake mix
2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
Toppings (optional): vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, cherries, toasted coconut

Step One:
"Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place ½ cup (1 stick) butter in a 13x9-inch baking dish and place in the oven about 3-5 minutes or unitl butter has melted."

Step Two:
"When butter has melted, remove pan from the oven. Stir in rum, then frozen pineapple (don't worry if butter starts to freeze a little when in contact with the pineapple; just make sure everything is well mixed)."

Step Three:
"Spoon the dry cake mix from the box evenly over pineapple. Sprinkle coconut on top."

Step Four:
"Cut remaining ½ cup (1 stick) of butter into small cubes and place cubes of butter over cake mix."

Step Five:
"Bake dump cake for 45-60 minutes in the middle of the oven or until cooked through and coconut is toasted. Check cake every now and then to make sure coconut does not burn. if coconut starts to get too toasted, cover with aluminum foil."


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