I've been making this easy cake with pudding recipe since the '70s. The moist vanilla cake combined with red cherries in a sweet cherry sauce is down-home goodness! The kids will have fun "dumping" the ingredients into the pan.
Cherry Dump Pudding
Prep time: 15 mins Total time: 1 hr, 5 mins
Preheat oven 325 degrees Serves 9
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 16 oz. can red sour cherries in juice (not pie filling)
Melt butter or margarine. Pour into a 9 in x 9 in baking pan. In a medium size bowl, mix together 1 cup of the sugar, flour, and baking powder. Add the milk and vanilla blending well to make a cake batter. Pour the batter into the pan over the melted butter. Do not stir. Open the canned cherries. Pour juice and all on top of the cake batter. Do not stir. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar evenly over the top of the cherries. Again, do not stir. Bake at 325 degrees for 50-60 mins. Enjoy!