Monday, July 30, 2012

Mmmm Peaches!

Last week I was able to pick some fresh peaches from my friend Annette's backyard.  I knew I wanted to do something fun with them, so on Friday my boyfriend and I made a make shift "dump cake."  Normally with a dump cake you simply dump a can of pie filling into a cake pan, then dump a dry yellow cake mix on top of that, cover it in butter and bake!  Super easy and super yummy!

However, we didn't have the right ingredients to make a traditional pie filling with the peaches so we got creative!  We mixed the freshly cut and pitted peach slices with a little bit of brown sugar and cinnamon.  Plus we added a little bit of citrus juice to keep the peaches from going brown.  We had a lime on hand, so we used that and it worked just fine, but I think I would recommend using lemon.

Next, we put the peach mix into the bottom of our pan (we only had enough to do half the size of what a full dump cake would normally be).  Then we added more brown sugar and drizzled it with about 2 tbsp. of melted butter.

Next came the normal steps of adding the dry cake mix and the pats of butter, which will form the crust.

And VOILA! It was so delicious! The peach "filling" turned out to be really soupy from all the water that baked out of the fruit.

This gave us a new idea... after we ate the crust (couldn't let that yummy goodness go to waste!) and some of the fruit, we added the other half of our cake mix and actually mixed it into the fruit this time. After we baked it, it turned out to be a sort of cake like brownie consistency.  It wasn't exactly pretty but it sure was tasty!

We plan to try and perfect this new idea, so hopefully there will be a sequel to this post in the future!

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