I had no idea dump cakes were a thing. Did you know about dump cakes? If you did, I feel like now I am in on the secret too.
I read a few dump cake recipes and thought they all sounded a little bit like crumble and decided I had to give one a go.
During the week when you are busy and tired having a go-to dessert or a dessert that can change with the ingredients you have available is ideal and having a dish that can be all dumped into a baking dish and cooked in the oven with no extra work is a magical thing too.
You will be the star as everyone will think you have slaved in the kitchen for hours and hours. Don’t tell them and get someone to pour you a glass of wine while you enjoy your dump cake.
- 2 cups of blueberries
- 3 and a half cups of mangoes (I used frozen mangoes that was already chopped)
- 1 cup of pecans chopped
- 96 grams (3/4 cup) of butter cubed
- Vanilla or Butter Cake Mix (You can make your own or get a cake mix from the shops)
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 1/4 cup of sugar
Put the oven on to warm up. Set it to 180°C or 356°F
Step 1: Add the blueberries and mango to the baking dish
Step 2: Pour the sugar over the fruit
Step 3: Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence over the fruit and sugar.
Step 4: I added the ground cinnamon by sprinkling it over the fruit but you can add the cinnamon to the cake mixture and then add it over the fruit.
Step 5: Pour the butter or vanilla cake mix over the top of the fruit and make sure it covers all the fruit.
Step 6: Cut up the butter into cubes and add to the top of the dish. Make sure that the cube butter is evenly spread across the dish.
Step 7: Now add the baking dish to the oven and back for 40mins.
Step 8: Serve hot with ice cream and enjoy!
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POST FEAST REVIEW
I thought the dump cake was more like a crumble.
It was tasty and the pecans added an extra crunch and texture that was a good mix with the mango and blueberries.
Creating this dessert was easy, and didn’t require much at all other than dumping ingredients in a baking dish and cooking it. It is definitely a winner for a very busy parent.
I will definitely be cooking more dump cakes, and testing out other ingredients for new dump cake creations.
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