I literally threw this dessert together last night! It took just a few minutes (the longest part of assembling was melting the butter in the microwave). We had rented a movie from Redbox, and although I wanted to have a warm dessert to enjoy, it was Friday evening, and I had just finished loading the dishwasher! Time to get creative...in a non-messy way! Here's what I did:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Get out a large pan or glass casserole. Melt 2 sticks of butter(or margarine)in a glass measuring cup in your microwave.
2. Mix 1 can of crushed pineapple plus the juice with 2 C brown sugar in the bottom of your casserole.
3. Sprinkle a box of yellow cake mix over the pineapple mixture. Finally, pour the melted butter on top and distribute evenly with the back of a large spoon
4. Bake in a 350 degree oven until the top is golden brown. Let cool a little and then serve pieces inverted onto dessert plates. A cherry on top would be pretty, but I didn't have any in the pantry. This is a very rich dessert and so vanilla ice cream would be nice on the side, too. We really enjoyed the buttery pineapple taste warm...right from the oven!