Storified by Arya McLean· Fri, Mar 29 2013 17:25:21
Bring a taste of the tropical islands to your table with this lovely aloha cake recipe. Moist and crunchy at the same time, Aloha cake is an easy gourmet food recipe designed for the super busy lifestyle. You basically dump the ingredients straight onto the greased baking pan, layering them evenly and then bake them in the oven until nice and golden brown. This delicious recipe consists of cherry pie filling, crushed pineapple, box cake mix, grated coconuts, chopped walnuts, and softened butter. You can use either white or yellow box cake mix to make this recipe.
The order of the ingredients is crucial when layering them onto the baking pan. This method of baking a cake is also known as dump cake, while others consider it as a version of cobbler. It is a quick and easy dessert recipe that yields delicious results kids can’t get enough of. What makes this recipe so convenient is the use of box cake mix and canned or bottle fruits. With all these pre-prepared, you literally dump the ingredients and they are ready for baking. There is no elaborate preparation involved in making this recipe for aloha cake and you can whip it up any time of the day even on busy weekdays for an almost instant fun treat for the whole family.
The crucial thing about making this aloha cake is evenly distributing the ingredients as you layer them. When pouring the box cake mix right over the fruit, be careful as to not dump the whole box entirely but pour the contents out gently so that it is evenly spread out all throughout the pan. Slice the butter and spread them out on top so that every space is coated with the rich taste and flavor. Once it is baked, it should have a lovely top crust that is luscious and buttery with sumptuous layers of sweet fruit.