Thursday night dessert time. I already know this will be sweet, unhealthy, trashy, and cheap. I can think of no better compliment for tonight's organic, healthy, soupy, World Famous (no longer), Black Bean Chili. Any mother will appreciate the nutritional thoughtfulness of dinner, and all children in attendance will forgive me for it because I brought this for dessert.
For those of you too healthy to have experienced a classic non crock dump cake, let me explain the concept. Beginning with a greased cake pan, dump in any canned fruit fillings, dump any boxed cake mix on top, dump butter chunks on top of that, bake and voila! The "voila" part is optional, however it does make things all French and stuff, so it must make it taste better, too. The concept is identical in a crock. It just takes longer to cook.
Winner, Loser or Meh
This was delightfully wonderful. Easy and cheap, too. Don't expect it to be a real cake, it isn't supposed to be. It is like a crumble or a crisp. Major winner.
I used a 6 quart crock for this.
- 1 can crushed pineapple (.78)
- 1 20 oz can cherry pie filling (I used "lite" on sale for 1.98)
- 1 yellow boxed cake mix (on sale for .88)
- 1/2 cup butter (my stick of butter was about .50) or margarine for vegans