Fruit Cake Surprise

Fruit Cake Surprise by

Mark & Angela Ryan


Serves 6-8


  • 1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling
  • 1 (15 oz.) can crushed pineapple
  • ¾ cup chopped strawberries (save a few whole strawberries for decoration)
  • 1 (about 18 oz.) box yellow
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 stick butter
  • whip cream or Ice cream, for a garnish (optional)


  1. Dump cherry pie filling, crushed pineapple, and strawberries into a 9x13 baking dish. Stir all the fruit together.
  2. Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the top of the fruit, breaking up any chunks of cake mix with a fork.
  3. Slice the stick of margarine into thin squares and distribute them over the cake batter making sure they are spaced evenly. Next, repeat step 3 with the stick of butter.
  4. Bake this dish at 350°F for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the top of the dish is bubbly.
  5. Let cake cool. Serve as is or with a dollop of whip cream or scoop of ice cream. Add a strawberry for garnish.