Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pineapple Blueberry Crunch Cake


This has to be one of the easiest desserts ever. It really is much more of a dump cake than a crunch cake. It's made pretty much the same as a dump cake with simply layering the ingredients. This is absolutely perfect with ice cream. I was thinking also that this is a great cake for kids to make. So easy. This recipes is from Paula Deen - since my husband loves Paula, you know he is the one that found this recipe!!!

The sun is finally shining here and I hope it stays for a while. Not only am I ready for spring but we have another birthday coming up on Sunday. My youngest son turns 10 and we are taking him and some friends to King's Dominion. It's a huge amusement park here in Virginia. A good friend of mine is coming down from New Jersey to take him on all the roller coasters...we'll see. You know how huge coasters are and I'll be surprised if my son goes on all of them. He says he will. He definitely doesn't take after me since I am a wimp. I ride the "bench" very well!!!!

3/4 cup butter, plus more for dish
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, in juice
1 (20 ounce) can blueberry pie filling
1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat over to 350F. Butter a 13 by 9-inch casserole dish.

Melt 3/4 cup butter in saucepan over low heat.

Pour pineapple with juice into the casserole dish and evenly spread blueberry pie filling on top. Cover with dry yellow cake mix and top with pecans. Drizzle with melted butter and bake for 35 to 45 minutes.

22 comments:

Katherine Aucoin said...

This looks like an easy dessert to make. I like pineapple and blueberry combined...I just do.

Hope you have a wonderful time at the park!

Pamela said...

Sounds like a fun weekend ahead of you. I LOVE rollercoasters. Unfortunately, I have found that my stomach is much weaker as I've gotten older. I still try to go, though. The cake looks yummy.

Cassie said...

How funny...I made this last summer, and was just thinking how good it was and that I had to make it again! It is definitely delicious.

Sounds like you have a great weekend planned. Have fun!

Pearl said...

happy birthday to your son! have a GREAT time :D

Cheryl said...

Wow I love it, I have heard of a dump cake but never seen how easy they are! I am making this!

5 Star Foodie said...

Pineapple and blueberry sounds wonderful in this cake!

Pam said...

I would have never thought to mix pineapple with blueberries - this cake looks delicious.

Donna-FFW said...

Debbie- sounds so delicios, I am adding this to my to try pile..love blueberries with pineapple..

Katy said...

I am thinking I'm LOVING this recipe! I am going to pass it on to the young folks in my family, and I'm definitely keeping it and making it for myself. I cannot begin to tell you how appealing I find this. YUMM YUMM!

The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds really good and easy! Yum!

Reeni♥ said...

What a scrumptious treat! I am scared to death of rollercoasters. I'll keep you company on the bench! Have fun!

noble pig said...

Yep, I amke the exact cake with cherry pie filling.

Debbie said...

I have 3 sons too...and a step son. So much in common. LOL
I love easy desserts... this looks great.

Ingrid said...

Hope you guys have a good time & happy birthday to your big guy! :)
~ingrid

teresa said...

What a great mixture of flavors, I'm going to have to try this one soon!

Judy said...

The recipe looks delicious. I could go for some right now with some ice cream, please. Happy birthday to your son! Hope he has a wonderful time at the park.
PS, I'm a wimp too when it comes to roller coasters. My mom would never let me on them, so she scared me of them. I finally conquered my fear at about age 42 when I went on with my boys at Great Adventure, but it took every ounce of nerve I had. My adult son, who lives in San Diego, went to Disneyland about a month ago with his SO on a business outing. He went on Space Mountain (which he's been on before) and experienced severed headaches and dizziness afterwards. Turns out (after 2 MRI's and a CAT scan) that he has a concussion from the ride -- his headaches are getting milder, but he still has them. Seems it's a common occurrence with roller coasters. Maybe my mom was right after all. I'm a little late to the party, but I told him to stay off the roller coasters from now on.

Debinhawaii said...

Yum! Pineapples and blueberries together sound great and you have to love that it is so easy too!

Elyse said...

Mmm, I love how easy this dessert comes together and how delicious it sounds. I'm with your hubby: I love Paula, too. My mom just sent me her Lady & Sons: Just Dessert cookbook.

Dragon said...

I would never had thought to pineapple and blueberries together. It looks and sounds amazing!

Maria said...

I love fruity desserts! Looks so good!

Anne said...

That looks simple and delicious- perfect! Thanks for saying hello! :)

Kevin said...

I am going to have to try the pineapple and blueberry combo. The cake looks good!