Okay, everyone. Are you a fan of “the dump cake?” Do you know what one is? They are this God-send…this little gift from heaven …to the non-baker out there in Martha Stewart land. They are the answer to “what in the heck am I going to take to that potluck?” You can throw ANYTHING into a dump cake. Seriously. Apples, pears, peaches, blackberries, blueberries, what-have-you. I used blackberries because my husband got all “let’s spend some family time, get on our bikes and go pick blackberries” on me. My bike-seat butt muscles were sore for 2 days. Bleh.
And here’s the best part…there are like 6 ingredients involved. You dump everything into the bottom of a casserole dish, throw ”˜er in the oven and waa laa!! You have a heavenly dessert, a little lovin’ from the oven. Try it y’all. And, please, for all that is Holy, don’t play around with the idea of making your own cake mix or something stupid like that. It’s supposed to be simple. Any variation to the ease of this recipe makes it complicated and therefore represents a veritable spit in the face of those of us who are proud of our dump cakes. And that’s just rude. Try it.
(P.S. It smells awesome!!!)
(P.P.S. It has oatmeal in it (and fresh berries) so I’m pretty sure it would count as a health food.)
Blackberry Dump Cake Recipe
- (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 4 cups fresh blackberries
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 cup butter, melted (can also use cold butter shavings)
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 Mix your berries, sugar and cinnamon together and spread in the bottom of a 9×13 pan.
3 Sprinkle dry cake mix and rolled oats over the top of berry mixture.
4 Pour melted butter over the cake/oats mix, make sure you cover evenly. (Melted butter will absorb into the dry cake mix. Do not stir! If you use cold butter shavings, scatter over the top of dry cake mix trying to cover evenly)
5 Bake 30 minutes or until top is golden and berries are bubbling. You can serve this with ice cream, whipped cream or cool whip.
I always love it when you bring a dump cake – and I believe I may be the person you were surreptitiously referring to who would make their own cake mix.
Ok…so where have you been hiding this recipe?? i tried it last night with peaches (because i have a ton ready to can on my counter and cake sounded better than canning:) and was too lazy to go pick blackberries……it is SOOOOOO good!
Yay! I’m glad you liked it…easy and yummy!
Aunt Kathy says
I have a friend who always makes dump cake, she talks about dump cake all the time. She usually puts canned fruit cocktail (yukk) and I always think to myself why would I want to make that but the idea of using berries intrigues me alot. I will have Uncle Jon go pick some blackberries tomorrow and try that recipe out, indeed I will. Keep up all the good recipes and some household hints would be nice, you may become the matriarc of this family yet. Remember Julia started with a blog and became famous.
Aunt Kathy – You had better let me know how this recipe turns out for you if you decide to try it. It’s kind of a favorite with Jer and the kids. I will try and start adding some household hints. Good idea! Thank you for your input and support!!!
Yay!!! I’m glad that you liked it! Peaches sounds super yummy. I’ll have to try it. Who knows? Maybe Jer has some peach trees growing back in there somewhere. =)