I decided to have my Thanksgiving today. Thursday, there was no one here to recognize my annual traditional dinner with.
I only bought a turkey breast, giblet gravy and some stuffing. Some vegetables will round out the meal. Only three people to eat everything and I don’t want any leftovers.
For dessert, I thought about pumpkin pie. However, I decided it was too much trouble for me to do. I looked in my pantry and saw a cake mix, some cherry pie filling, coconut and nuts and did a search on the Internet for a cake that would use those ingredients and came up with something called dump cake. The only problem was that I had a chocolate cake mix and the recipe called for yellow cake. I thought about it for a few minutes, make that 23 seconds and decided to do it anyway.
It came out of the oven and I had to taste it to see if it was a keeper or was headed for the trash. The verdict is in, it is a keeper. In fact, I think it is probably better than if I had had a yellow cake mix.
If you want to try the cake here is the instructions:
Empty 2 (13oz) cans of cherry pie filling into a 9×13 cake pan.
Evenly spread the dry cake mix over the pie filling.
Then spread 1 cup of coconut over the cake mix.
Spread 1 cup of chopped pecans over the top.
Cover it all with a thinly sliced stick of butter/margarine.
Put it in a 375F/190C degree oven for 50 minutes.
That is it. No mixing, no muss, no fuss – that is my type of dessert.
Now I am waiting for the turkey breast to get done and it then it will be time to give thanks and eat.