How Not to Bake: Dump Cake

What NOT to do! Guess what I forgot that caused the burned cake mix on the left after only 7 minutes of baking at 350 degrees? Yes, butter pads.

The errors didn’t stop there, though. Dump cake sounded like I could throw anything in it that I liked, so I threw in coconut, pecans, frozen strawberries, canned crushed pineapple, white cake mix, and pats of butter.

What did I do wrong? Coconut. Don’t add coconut. It absorbed not only the juice from my strawberries and pineapple, but also the meat of the fruit. It had a real strange appearance as well.