Sunday, May 11, 2008

Oh, Well....That Sucked

Channeled Recipe – Dump Cake

So, it’s Mother’s Day and I wanted to do something a little out of the ordinary. It had been a long time since we’d done a channeled recipe and that’s what I was up for.

So, it’s in the oven. I do hope it turns out. Actually, if you see this on the web it did. Otherwise we’d have another go at it.

And, I argued with them through the whole thing…I wish I was more gracious about this. Maybe if I did it more often and wasn’t so faint of heart and a more daring-do sort of person.

Dump Cake ala Seth and Assorted other Folk in Spirit

Grease and flour the little pan. I believe it is 9”x9”. We won’t know until it comes out of the oven. I’m not measuring it now. It’s hot. But, they say it is 9”x9”. We’ll go with that. If it’s any different I’ll fix the recipe.

Pour in half of the cake mix. I used Pillsbury yellow cake mix.

Prepare the apples: I peeled and diced up about 4 or 5 apples. There were some brown spots and I had to cut those out, so if you’re using really primo apples you’ll probably only need 4 of them. In the end it measured 2 cups. I put them into a sauce pan and added one TBS of butter and ¼ cup of brown sugar. Cook them up a bit. The juice from the apples comes out so you’ll have a bit of liquid to work with. But, watch them towards the end…it could all start burning on you if you’re not watching. In all? About 3 or 4 minutes. Just until they’re soft. Oh, and throw in a handful of raisins towards the beginning so they plump up nice too.

Pour the apple and raisin mixture over top of the dry cake mix in the pan. Sprinkle about half of the remaining cake mix over the apples and raisins. Pour over a whole stick (1/2 cup) of butter that you’ve melted in the microwave. Now, top this with what is left of the cake mix. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if you want to. Oh, and I sprinkled a little cinnamon sugar into the apples as they cooked too.

Mix it up a little bit. Not until it is smooth. Just lumps and bumps and it looks sort of interesting. Top with a ¼ cup of nuts.

Put it into a 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes. I’m using a convection oven, so if you’ve got a regular oven this might go for an hour. Use your cake tester to see if it is done.

I suppose you’d better let it cool a bit before you cut into it. I imagine this would be really good warm with vanilla ice cream.

The Results: It burned. At half an hour the top was like totally burned. So, if and when I do this again I think the oven should be at 325 and the time about half an hour and I watch it like a hawk. I ate the part that didn't burn and it was good with vanilla ice cream like I thought it would be.


Donna said...

This looks like it Was good...burnt or not!!LOL...Happy day sweetie!!hughugs

Dan* said...

hehehehe doesnt look good ! But i will try it for sure :D