3/4 cup butter, divided
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 jar (6 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits or crushed pineapple, undrained
1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
Vanilla ice cream, optional
1. In a microwave, melt 1/2 cup butter; stir in brown sugar. Spread evenly onto bottom of a greased 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with cherries and pecans; top with pineapple. Sprinkle evenly with dry cake mix. Melt remaining butter; drizzle over top.
2. Cook, covered, on high until fruit mixture is bubbly, about 2 hours. (To avoid scorching, rotate slow cooker insert one-half turn midway through cooking, lifting carefully with oven mitts.)
3. Turn off slow cooker; let stand, uncovered, 30 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with ice cream.
This dump cake recipe is wonderful topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. It works well with gluten-free and sugar-free cake mixes too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours + standing
YIELD: 10 servings.