Grandmothers’ kitchens are always so special, aren’t they? They seem to be imbued with love, tenderness, and warmth. My grandmother was Dutch and fit ALL the stereotypes of a Dutch woman: strong (in body and spirit), thrifty, resourceful, tall, addicted to cheese, and an excellent baker. Though she made her fair share of traditional Dutch desserts, this cake is one she picked up later in life. It became one of her favorites, both for flavor and ease of preparation. The smell is amazing! Best of all, smelling this cake immediately takes me right back to my grandmother’s kitchen.
Yield: approx 18 servings
2 cans (about 40 oz total) crushed pineapple
2 cans (about 40 oz total) Comstock Cherry Pie Filling
1 pkg yellow cake mix
3/4 cup butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9×13-inch pan.
- Gently press out some of the pineapple juice. Pour crushed pineapple and remaining juice into the pan and spread.
- Pour cherry pie filling over the pineapple and spread.
- Pour cake powder over the cherries and dot the butter over the top. Bake for 1 hour. If you want it Grandma-style serve with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.