Dump Cake With Creamy Fill-in-the-Blank Fruit
The Transition From One Cup of Sugar to Two Cups of Sugar
- Oven 350 degrees.
- Mix cake mix as directed on box. Mostly cake mix, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup oil, 1 cup water. Use mixer for 2 minutes. I used two smaller glass Pyrex baking dish, brownie size. Dish to pass for party.
- Cake batter in pan. Fruit on top of batter. Sugar on top of fruit. Whipping cream on top of sugar. Place cake pan on some sort of drip pan, like a pizza pan, just in case it bakes up and over your pan.
- Bake one hour.
- 1 box cake mix, in bowl
- 3 eggs, in cake mix
- 1/2 cup oil, in cake mix
- 1 cup water, in cake mix
- 4 cups raw fruit of your choice, on cake mixture
- 2 cups white sugar, on fruit
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream, on sugar
The biggest decision is deciding what filling you are going to make. We have tried Rhubarb. Strawberry. Strawberry/Rhubarb, Blueberry. Pineapple. Raspberry.
It doesn't really matter what cake mix flavor you use as well. The original recipe called for a French Vanilla cake mix. We have tried it with plain Vanilla. Strawberry. Have never tried it with a Chocolate Cake. The possibilities are endless for the cake mix. You can get as creative as you like.
After you mix the cake mix according to the box, you are free to add four cups of whatever fruit you decide to add. I'm talking raw fruit. Just dump it across the top of the raw cake batter.
Then, take two cups of sugar. I used white sugar. Have never tried it with brown sugar, but I'm sure it wouldn't be too bad. Sprinkle the sugar across the fruit and try to coat evenly.
Then, pour the entire container of heavy whipping cream over the sugar. You do not have to stir this at all. It is a dump cake and will separate while it is baking.
The fruit, sugar and cream will form its own layer on the bottom, the cake mix will bake and when the cake is baked to a golden brown, you simply let the cake cool and, when you scoop it out of the pan, flip it over onto the serving plate and voila, fruit cream custard covered cake.
It's that easy!
Watch me make a cake... disappear... would you like some? Here's a plateful. Or a bowl full.
Poof. It's gone.
I'm sorry. I forgot to take photos.
I'll make it up to you. I'll start again with a fresh cake and actually take photos this time.
**I know what happened to the last cakes I made. One I took to a party and didn't get to cut it open. Another thing. The hostess saw the cake and immediately carried it to her house and hid it for herself. No. I do not have my pan back, yet. The other cake, well, I don't know what happened to the photos.
So, the following is the new cake.
I Made Another Cake
Since I lost the photos from my original cake, I made another cake tonight, and, you'll be proud of me, I took pictures.
This cake, in as much as it is still a Strawberry cake mix, rhubarb, and the sugar and cream, I did change it up a little. I added some cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg to the sugar.
I went out to my strawberry patch and picked a few fresh strawberries, about a half a cups worth, and four blueberries. Yes. You read that correctly. Four. 4. You can laugh if you want. Then, I added what pineapple I had left from a fresh pineapple cut the other day.
Yep. Another flavor variation. Its slightly sweet, and although the whipping cream solution in the bottom was soupy when I removed the piece for the photo shoot, it thickened up nicely as it stands. Pudding, so to speak.