Check Out This Simple Recipe for Peach Dump Cake.

Cake decorating is never simple. It can feel much more like a scientific experiment than a festive snack with all the bowls, whisks, and measuring cups involved. There are "one bowl" recipes that can help ease the process, but my ultimate g...

Oct 31, 2023 - 13:00
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Check Out This Simple Recipe for Peach Dump Cake.



Cake decorating is never simple. It can feel much more like a scientific experiment than a festive snack with all the bowls, whisks, and measuring cups involved. There are "one bowl" recipes that can help ease the process, but my ultimate goal is to bake everything in one dish. It turns out I've been unaware of this the entire time: dump cake is the most charmingly named cake and the easiest to make.


What is meant by a dump cake?


Here's a quick rundown for those, like myself, who are unfamiliar with dessert dump culture. Dump cake is made, at minimum, with butter, boxed cake mix, and canned pie or fruit filling. Simply combine the ingredients and bake. Not mixing, not requiring additional bowls or utensils.


Pour the fruit mixture, syrup included, into a casserole dish that has been buttered. Layers of cake mix are layered on top, and melted butter is either drizzled or patted into the top layer. Melted fat and fruit juice hydrate the cake mix and activate the leavening agents as the cake bakes. After rising and soaking up the extra syrup, the cake mix browns. You're rewarded with a dessert that resembles cobbler: soft cake underneath and a crisp, crumbly top that resembles a thin shortbread cookie. Every mouthful of the dessert is spared from being overly sweet thanks to the tart fruit. In addition to the basic ingredients, you can layer in cereal, chocolate chips, granola, nuts, and extracts. You can even sprinkle cinnamon on top.


Though dump cakes—a fun, modern twist on boxed cake mixes—are all the rage on TikTok and YouTube, this casserole-style cake with its ironic moniker has been around for far longer. A few articles on dump cakes from the 1960s are mentioned on Wikipedia, but it's more likely that cake mix was combined with canned fruit as soon as packaged powder became popular in the 1950s.


Making a dump cake recipe.


If you need dessert quickly, dump cakes come in quite handy, and experimenting with them is a lot of fun. You won't run out of dump-cake combinations to make with the assortment of cake mixes available, pie filling varieties, canned fruit, and inventive add-ins.


1. Prepare the casserole dish.


I used a casserole dish that measured nine by thirteen inches, but a smaller pan would work well for a deeper dessert. Grease the plate.


2. Add the components all at once.


I couldn't resist myself because I saw so many recipes calling for cereal, like Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Originally, I was going to use Cap'n Crunch, but as soon as I saw Golden Grahams, I had to have them. Along with the French vanilla cake mix, I added peaches and pecans.


First, I added the cereal. I poured cereal in until the bottom was covered in a way that pleased me because, to me, dump cake is liberation from all the tedious parts of cake baking, including measuring things. Pour in three to four cups of cereal, if you need measurements. I attempted to evenly distribute the canned sliced peaches in syrup that I had poured over the cereal. I then covered the peaches with two handfuls of pecan halves.


Evenly distribute the contents of the bag of cake mix over the mixture, and dab the surface with a stick and a half of sliced butter. The cake powder is so fine that if you melt the butter and drizzle it, the butter will end up running off into valleys and puddling there, giving the application an uneven texture.


Three. Cook the dumping cake.


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the cake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and the juices are bubbling. Before serving, let the cake cool for approximately twenty minutes. Using a spoon, remove the cake, being careful to get some of each layer. Serve without alteration or alongside ice cream.


Recipe for Peach-Garlic Graham Dump Cake.


Additives:.


A trio of Golden Grahams cereal cups.


Two 15-oz cans of sliced peaches in syrup.


One cup of pecan halves.


one box of vanilla cake mix.


Cut one and a half sticks of butter into thin pats.


Set the oven's temperature to 350°F. Grease a large (9 by 13-inch) casserole dish.


Divide the cereal evenly across the bottom of the buttered dish. Evenly distribute the peaches and syrup on top. Over the peaches, distribute the pecans. Dust everything evenly with the dry cake mix. Place small .s of butter on top of the cake mix. Cook for forty to fifty minutes, until the dump cake is lightly browned on top and the syrup is bubbling throughout.


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