Saturday, January 19, 2008

"Company's Coming" Cake

Dump cake ingredients

Yesterday we got a phone call from company asking if they could drop by shortly. But, what to make in a short time, that wouldn't mess up the kitchen (since we don't have a dishwasher.) I pulled out my mom's "dump cake" recipe. This is a great recipe for company, quick with little clean up and if you buy the right ingredients even diabetics can eat it! I also tend to make this when making a meal for a couple since it is easy to use the same amount of ingredients and make two smaller cakes—one to share and one to keep.

All you need is:

  • 2 cans pie filling (I use Comstock no sugar added since it has Splenda)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I use Splenda)
  • 1/3 can of water to dissolve the sugar/Splenda
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 sticks of butter

The finished product

Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 9 X 13 pan with non-stick spray. In the pan, place in order: pie filling, sugar and water. Sprinkle yellow cake mix on top. Slice butter and place on top. Bake at 350F for 45 to 60 minutes until it browns on top.

This tastes great with Apple or Cherry pie filling. If using Peach pie filling you should replace the yellow cake mix with butter pecan cake mix.


Richard D said...

Yeah - the company liked the cake. But the benefit is really for the rest of the family. David and I loved it! Thanks Mom.

Mrs. Wilt said...

Yum! My grandmother used to make a recipe similar to this. What a great idea to split it into 2 when taking a meal for a couple- I would never have thought of that! Clever lady!:o)

Mrs Lavender said...

The recipe looks delicious. Thank you for sharing this. :)

I found your blog through Barefoot Mama. Nice to meet you!

Kelly said...

Yummy and so hospitable, Kim! The perfect combination!