Pineapple Mandarin Orange Dump Cake

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 6 Ratings
Serves: 10-15
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1 - 21 oz can crushed pineapple, juice included
2 - 11 oz cans mandarin oranges, juice included
2/3 c sugar, or more if u prefer it sweeter, or replace it with stevia or agave nectar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 dash(es) salt
1 - 18 1/2 oz box of duncan hines pineapple cake mix, dry - or yellow if making another fruit version
3/4 c butter, melted
1 1/2 c coconut, flaked
1 c chopped almonds or macadamia nuts, optional

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Dee Stillwell Recipe
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Citrus Heights, CA (pop. 83,301)
Member Since Jun 2010
Dee's notes for this recipe:
I was craving a dump cake and searched my pantry to see what fruit and cake mix I had on hand. I always have pineapple and mandarin oranges. Usually, I have yellow or french vanilla cake mix, but I only had a pineapple and a chocolate mix. I decided it would be a Hawaiian dump cake with all the flavors I love...pineapple, orange, and coconut. yummmm
I make a blackberry version too. It's so awesome with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt...or even a little heavy cream poured over the top.
The pix of the blackberry ones are mine.
The pineapple ones are borrowed net pics.
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Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9"x13" baking dish with cooking spray. Combine the crushed pineapple, mandarin oranges, cornstarch, salt, and sugar or Stevia in the pan. Mix well and sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over fruit. Melt butter in microwave and pour evenly over cake mix. Sprinkle with coconut and nuts if desired.
Bake for 50 - 60 minutes or until light golden brown. Let stand for 10-15 minutes and serve warm or cool with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
Variation: Blackberry - I mix 3 bags (12 oz each) of frozen blackberries with 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup of Stevia with a dash of salt and 2 Tbl cornstarch mixed with 1/2 cup cold water..then proceed as above with the cake mix, butter, coconut and nuts. Bake as above. Enjoy a delicious cobbler type dessert without all the work.

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user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Sep 21, 2011
Yummy!!! saved...luv ya, sw☺
user Cin Straw's Kitchen Straws - Sep 21, 2011
saved...I love this kind of cake, plus it has some of my favs (pineapple, mandarins & coconut all in one bite...yuummm)
user Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Sep 22, 2011
Dee.... you had me at hello.... I will be making this for sure! We make a lot of dump cakes... but never this one! xo
user Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE - Sep 22, 2011
thanx was yummy. this is how I usually make my dump cakes, with pineapple and mandarin oranges..this time had 2 exceptions..the pineapple cake mix and the coconut..that made it over the top good. : D I will make it again and again this way.

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