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Aug 22

Blueberry & Peach Dump Cake

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Can I tell you a secret you probably won’t be surprised to hear?

I don’t like peaches.

I know, shocking, right? That the second pickiest person on the planet (my kid being the first) doesn’t like a stone fruit?

A crust loving baker who wouldn’t touch a peach pie with a 10-foot pole?

What will shock you is that Jordan actually likes peaches.

It’s like a paradox or something like that. I often wonder if we are disturbing the natural order of things and interrupting the space-time continuum.

The only thing peachy I do like is a Bellini. I guess if you add enough alcohol to something, it’ll taste good.

But pie? Cake? Cookies? Smoothie? Cut-up on a plate?

No sirree. No thanks. Tastes like feet to me.

Not that I know what feet taste like. I’ve never tasted mine.

I could probably ask Jordan. She can put her toes in her mouth. Does so on a regular basis.

That’s a whole other conversation, however.

Right now we’re on my weird eating habits.

Stay with me, mmmkay?

So a few weeks back we had a party. I made brownies and brownies. A couple of heavy treats. I wanted to make something lighter, fruity. You know, for the girls who watch their weight.

During my whole ADD-what-do-I-make process, Robin posted a Dump Cake recipe and I found a can of peach pie filling in my cabinet. Perfect! I could get rid of the peach pie filling at a party, where it would get eaten by people who don’t think peaches taste like feet.

And yes, canned fruit is still fruit. At one point it hung on a tree. Thus, fruit.

This is the easiest cake you ever made. One dish and that includes the pan.

It’s called a “dump” cake for a reason. You dump everything in the pan. Fruit, cake mix, butter. What’s not to love?

{Pardon the pictures. Some doofus tried to photograph stuff and then realized only afterwards that the camera was in the wrong mode.}

It smelled heavenly. But no way was I gonna like it. It was deadly peach, after all.

There was half left after the party. I picked at the top and man, was that good. Figured I better try a bite, with the fruit. Worst case scenario, I go wash my tongue with bleach.

And guess what?

It didn’t taste like feet! It was GOOD. Like, I ate the rest of the pan myself good. I’m guessing the cake mix, nuts, brown sugar, and butter had something to do with that.

I like peach dump cake. Peaches…well…that’s still open for discussion.

Blueberry & Peach Dump Cake

(Adapted from Bird on a Cake)

Ingredients

  • 1 can peach pie filling
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Dump a can of peach pie filling in the bottom of a baking dish (a 9×13” pan is good). Sprinkle blueberries over the peaches.
  3. Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over the top of the fruit. Slice the butter into thin slices (about 1/2 tablespoon each) and space out on top of cake mix. Sprinkle the brown sugar and nuts over the top of the pats of butter.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Serve warm or cold, with whipped cream or ice cream.
http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2012/08/blueberry-peach-dump-cake/

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