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Mini Pear Dump Cake

I like to have ingredients on hand to pull together a pretty dessert on short notice for those last minute dinner parties or afternoon guests.  Dump Cake is an easy recipe and a family favorite.

Pear Dump Cake Recipe

I love that it’s made with fresh fruit, which we almost always have a variety of on hand.  This recipe is for Mini Pear Dump Cake but you could substitute most any fruit and this can also be made in a large baking dish to serve a crowd.

Mini Pear Dump Cake

Mini Pear Dump Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 fresh pear
  • 1 boxed cake mix (you’ll only need 1/2 the mix) – yellow or white cake works great
  • 1/2 stick real butter
  • 4 wide mouth mini canning jars

Makes 4 mini dump cakes

Mini Pear Dump Cake Ingredients

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Rinse, peal, and core the pear.  Cut into small pieces.

Place the pear pieces in the bottom of the jars.

Pear Jar Cake

Spoon a small amount of dry cake mix over the fruit pieces.  The pears do not have to be completely covered.  Tap the jar on the counter to let the mix settle in around the fruit.

Pear Jar Cake Process

Melt the butter in a small pitcher in the microwave.  Drizzle a small amount over the cake mix in each jar.  Do not worry if the butter doesn’t completely saturate the mix.

Pear Jar Cake Process

Bake the small cakes in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes.  It’s easiest to do this by placing the jars on a baking sheet.

Remove the cakes from the oven when they are golden brown and begin to bubble.  Let them set for 10-15 minutes before serving.

They can be served warm or cool, topped with whipped topping or left plain.  They’re a great dessert for a small group!  To make for a larger crowd simply place the fruit in a large glass baking dish and use the full cake mix and a whole stick of butter.  Baking time remains about the same.

cake in a jar

Pear Dump Cake Recipe

Mini Pear Dump Cake

Yield: 4

Easy Pear Dump Cake made and served in mini mason jars

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh pear
  • 1 boxed cake mix (you'll only need 1/2 the mix) - yellow or white cake works great
  • 1/2 stick real butter
  • 4 wide mouth mini canning jars

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Rinse, peal, and core the pear. Cut into small pieces.
  3. Place the pear pieces in the bottom of the jars.
  4. Spoon a small amount of dry cake mix over the fruit pieces. The pears do not have to be completely covered. Tap the jar on the counter to let the mix settle in around the fruit.
  5. Melt the butter in a small pitcher in the microwave. Drizzle a small amount over the cake mix in each jar. Do not worry if the butter doesn't completely saturate the mix.
  6. Bake the small cakes in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes. It's easiest to do this by placing the jars on a baking sheet.
  7. Remove the cakes from the oven when they are golden brown and begin to bubble. Let them set for 10-15 minutes before serving.
  8. They can be served warm or cool, topped with whipped topping or left plain. They're a great dessert for a small group! To make for a larger crowd simply place the fruit in a large glass baking dish and use the full cake mix and a whole stick of butter.

 

 

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