This past weekend I had the privilege of attending a local fundraiser for Kyle and Anya Schlegel who are the base
directors of Youth With a Mission in Kiev, Ukraine (pictured to the right are Kyle and his Ukrainian-born wife, Anya with their 2 daughters Bianca and Denae).
As base directors they have worked with a number of orphans and youth; instilling self-esteem and character while sharing their faith.
The fundraiser event was sure to bring lots of entertainment with many locals getting together for a euchre tournament and supporting a worthwhile cause.
I was asked to bring a dessert and my first thought was to try out a new recipe for Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake that recently was given to me by fellow employee, Patty McHenry, and featured in our March Newsletter (if you missed our March Newsletter click HERE to view it now).
I knew I would have limited time to spend in the kitchen, so with only 4 ingredients and Patty’s promise
that it’s a breeze to make I decided it was the perfect dessert option. It took me less than 5 minutes to assemble and after baking for a little
over 45 minutes in the oven it was ready to go.
Even though my euchre playing skills weren’t anything to brag about the dessert was! By the end of the night my pan had been nearly licked clean!
The evening was a huge success with several hundred dollars raised in support for the Schlegel’s and lots of laughter and fellowship. Now I just need another event to attend to make this delicious dessert again …. My dad’s birthday is coming up and he loves rhubarb, so I’m thinking about varying the ingredients slightly for a rhubarb and strawberry version– yummy!!
Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake
1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 cup butter
1) Lightly grease a 9” x 13” pan. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2) Pour pie filling into bottom of pan, and on top of that pour the pineapple. Pour dry cake mix on top of pineapple. Slice butter over cake mix.
3) Bake for 35 to 45 minutes. It’s delicious served warm or cold!