For those of us who love baking from scratch, the idea of using a cake mix – even to save time! – can feel like sacrilege. There’s one corner of the baking world, though, where cake mix is not only a good option, it’s an important ingredient. That corner is called “Dump Cake,” and in it you simply “dump” a box of cake mix over other ingredients to get a sweet fruity cake with a buttery top crust. Tablespoon gives us a peachy introduction.
– 6 to 8 ripe peaches, pitted, peeled and sliced
– One 12 ounce can evaporated milk
– 3 whole eggs
– 1 cup white sugar
– 3 teaspoons cinnamon
– One 18.25 ounce box white cake mix. Do not prepare! (Tablespoon recommends Betty Crocker SuperMoist™)
– 1 cup sliced almonds or pecans (optional)
– 3/4 cup butter, melted
– 8 cups vanilla ice cream, for serving
– 1 cup salted caramel sauce, for serving
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
- In a large bowl, mix the peaches, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon until well blended. This mixture will be very wet.
- Spread the peach mixture in the prepared baking dish.
- Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly on top of the batter.
- If adding nuts, sprinkle them over the top of the dry cake mix.
- Pour the melted butter evenly over the top of the cake mix.
- Bake for 50 minutes.
- Let cool. Top with ice cream and caramel sauce to serve.
If you decide you’re too hungry to let this cake cool, it’ll be more like a cobbler. Yummy either way! Have you ever heard of “dump cake” before? What are some of your other favorite peach recipes?