Do you now what a 'DUMP CAKE' is?

@cynthiann (18619)
Jamaica
March 3, 2013 1:52pm CST
I downloaded this free book on my Kindle and it contains recipes for dump cakes. They look so easy and fun to do. Most of them use a yellow cake box mix. The idea is that the few ingredients (sometimes only three) are dumped together and baked. Some of them are quite decadent and look so delicious bith in taste and description. combinations that I would never have thought of. Most of them use the yellow box cake mix and this is quite expensive out here. At least the euivalent of US$2.50 so am going to try to buy it wholesale to try out some of these recipes. I am assuming the dump cake is from the USA. My question is whether you know of it or have used it? Does it really appear to be so delicious as it sounds? I think that I will make one in the week and will let you know how it turns out.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
3 Mar 13
I heard of them, but never tried it or made one, so I can't recall the ingredients. It sounds really good, fattening though..
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
3 Mar 13
That is the problem as all nice things are fattening it seems. Especially comfort food
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• United States
3 Mar 13
I have made dump cakes for years you can use ANY cake mix Any can of pie filling and even canned fruit! spice cake with apple filling on bottom is great the key is to get thin slices of butter all over the top!I even did it like a pineapple upside down cake (and brown sugar n cherry's with a can of pineapple chunks with a pineapple supreme cake mix. Do the same and cook on 250 2 hours and have dump cake bars!
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• Canada
3 Mar 13
@ carmel...you will enjoy, I think that link that I have posted on my response....it is a lot of fun to read, as it has all the history of cakes and baking...and the recipes are superb! YUM! YUM!
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
4 Mar 13
actually, my daughter makes this for every family get-together. It's a pretty big hit. I'm not big on sweets so I've only had it once or twice. It is good but it is very rich.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Mar 13
Oh, so you have tried it? I will make one in the week and let everyone know how it turned out. Probably will use apples
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
5 Mar 13
Yes. I've never made one. My daughter is the expert on that one We've never had it with apples. Sounds good though.
@celticeagle (119857)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Mar 13
I've never heard of it but it sounds interesting. Plain yellow cake mix is uusually the cheapest. I bet you could find them at dollar stores. And could even try some of your own versions. Might be fun to find the best of your versions.
@celticeagle (119857)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Mar 13
So faster preporation. That is great!
@gelooo5 (113)
• Philippines
4 Mar 13
I have never heard of this but this is interesting I might search this on the internet. Wow it's quite costly maybe it has expensive ingredients but I bet it's delicious.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Mar 13
Check the link given by a mylotter in an earlier response. Not expensive and very quick and easy to prepafre. Going to try later in the week
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 13
Nope, it's a new one on me...
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
3 Mar 13
I haven't heard that expression before. I hope they turn out good!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
3 Mar 13
check the link. It is something you mix in the baking pan and fling into the oven! Now that sounds like a great idea. The link is so good
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
3 Mar 13
I have had a dump cake and it's to die for! It will be well worth your money in enjoyment after you taste one!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
3 Mar 13
Oh, this is great! I am going to try but want to buy the mix in bulk. what was in the one you had?
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@bunnybon7 (37402)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Mar 13
i had heard of it but dont know how it works. guess i should check it out. ive made a lot of pineapple upside down cakes like one responder mentioned. if thats what its like then yes ive eaten those/. does sound interesting. will look forward to the update on how they worked out.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Mar 13
Take time to read the link. It is absolutely fascinating and these cakes are made so quickly. I plan to do one perhaps tomorrow to just try it out
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Mar 13
Forgot to say that I believe that this is very American. Some of the recipes go back to the beginning of 19th century. Really your heritage
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
5 Mar 13
I have to tell you that this is one of my absolute favorite desserts and one that my mother used to make all of the time for dessert cook offs at the annual picnic that was held at the place where my father worked. This was something that would typically win the prize for the favorite dessert and it is so deceptively easy to make. The recipe that she always used to make her dump cake took just four ingredients, but is always delicious and to me was even tastier when I could top a warm piece of it with some vanilla ice cream.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
6 Mar 13
I do have some recipes now that sound just amazing and am going to make one now using apples. It will take a litle longer as I am using real apples not canned apples and I found a white cake box mix in the cupboard so going to try in just a few minutes.I wish that you would let us have the recipe, pretty please? If it is against the rules then please could you pm me?