A dump cake is one in which you assemble the cake in layers and don't spend time mixing. After you get the ingredients together you dump them in and bake. Easy, right?
Blueberry Peach Dump Cake
3/4 cup butter, plus more for the baking dish
flour, also for the baking dish
1 pound peeled and sliced peaches
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 pint blueberries
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 box yellow cake mix OR use the following:
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter a 9X13 baking dish. Sprinkle it with about 1 Tablespoon of flour and shake it to distribute it evenly. This will prevent the cobbler from sticking. Set aside.
Place the peach slices in the dish and drizzle them with the lemon juice. Add the blueberries. Add the vanilla to the juice and pour over the fruit.. Sprinkle the sugar over the top.
If you are making your own cake mix, place the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk to mix and dump over the fruit. If you are using a cake mix, then dump it over the fruit.
Gently use a fork to spread out the flour mixture and then gently shake the dish to settle the cake mix among the fruit. Sprinkle the top with the cinnamon. Slice the butter into small pats and place on top. Sprinkle the chopped nuts over everything and slide this into the oven.
Bake for 45 minutes to an hour. The cake should be a golden brown and spring back when touched. I baked mine for 50 minutes.
Serve warm. Even better, serve warm with ice cream!
The buttery topping was crisp and delicious. the fruit was flavorful and the creaminess of the ice cream added a level of pleasure to this dessert. Actually, for us, this was dinner. We can no longer eat a full meal and then enjoy a dessert without feeling too full. So we decided to do what they say and enjoy dessert first. Or, in our case, only.