After having to talk someone into trying my “dump cake” I decided maybe I could call it “Cake Mix Cobbler” instead. I never really thought about it, but dump cake does sound funny if you don’t know that it’s name comes from the fact that it’s so easy to just dump everything in and bake it. Anyhow, with my sudden abundance of fresh cherries this was a fabulous way to enjoy them! I don’t own a cherry pitter so walked around with purple fingers for about 4 days; it was all worth it! My cherries were ripe and sweet so I didn’t add any additional sugar, if yours are tart add a little sugar. Of course you can use any fruit you like, I sometimes use canned pineapple and have often used canned or fresh peaches, you really can’t go wrong. The cake mix I had was butter pecan, but use whatever you have on hand, like white, yellow, or spice. With three ingredients, it really doesn’t get any easier!
Fresh Cherry Cake Mix Cobbler
4 cups of fresh cherries, pitted and cut in half
1 box butter pecan cake mix (or flavor of your choice)
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Pour fruit into a 9 inch x 13 inch glass baking dish and sprinkle dry cake mix over fruit. Drizzle melted butter over cake mix and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until cobbler is lightly browned and fruit starts to bubble.
Cool slightly and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.