Gluten Free Dump Cake

I love a simple dessert. Because if it’s not simple, at my house it just doesn’t happen. As the name inplies, you just dump the ingredients in and bake. There is no stirring or beating at any point.  I adapted this recipe from my friend Connie to be gluten and dairy free. Since my son is allergic to cherries, this one uses strawberries instead. But if you love cherries, by all means, use cherry pie filling in place of the strawberry.

Although this is called a cake, and uses a cake mix, I think of it as being more like a fruit crumble or buckle. Only easier.

Gluten Free Dump Cake (from Feeding My Kid)

1  15 oz. can crushed pineapple

1 20 oz. can strawberry pie filling

1 box gluten free yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)

1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

1 stick (1/2 cup) Earth Balance non-dairy margarine

Grease a 9x 13 pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dump the pineapple into the pan, and spread evenly, making sure you cover the corners. Dump strawberry pie filling on top and spread evenly. Sprinkle the cake mix over the top (Don’t stir! Just sprinkle to cover the fruit) If using, sprinkle  the nuts over the cake mix. Cut the butter into small pats and place on top of cake mix. Bake for one hour.

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