Have you ever heard of a dump cake?
When you move, you naturally don’t want to carry around large and heavy cans of food. That made me think, what can I do with the cans of fruit I still have?
So you make a cake with that. It’s not that crazy and I’ve made a peach cobbler a few times before, which I liked! I did think that there was way too much sugar in it, also because I also added the juice of the fruit. That’s why I used much less sugar in my second version than in the first attempt and the result was so much tastier!
I made this recipe based on many recipes that I found. What I thought was very clever about one lady is that she also added the juice from the can of fruit. But that was also scary, because what happens to the bottom of the cake?
It was indeed a bit wet, but that of course also gave the whole a wonderful unprecedented touch! You can really take this recipe in any direction you like. You can add any kind of fruit you like. You can omit the juice and use it in a smoothie or even make ice cubes!
This cake is a perfect example for the #pantryclearingchallenge I’m holding for foodies on Instagram. But it’s also super simple and easy to make if you unexpectedly hear that you have visitors on the doorstep in an hour!
And I’m sure you have everything in your kitchen cabinets to make this delicious treat, so let’s get baking!
I used a large tall rectangular dish as they are easiest for such cakes. My scale was 15 by 25 cm.
- 220 gr flour
- 400 ml milk
- 175 gr butter
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 800 gr peaches plus juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- a pinch of cloves
- 50 gr brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees. Melt the butter. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together with a fork. Gradually add the milk and make sure it comes together without stirring much. Let this mixture stand for about 20 minutes to activate the baking powder.
Drain the peaches in another bowl to preserve the juice. Cut the peaches into 1 cm slices. Grease a large baking dish with butter and pour in the batter. Spread the peach pieces on top. Mix the juice in the bowl with the sugar and spices and pour it over the mixture in the baking dish.
Place the tray in the oven and bake the cake for about 50 minutes. The cake will brown on top but still be very soft inside as it “stews” in the juice. It’s true that it doesn’t seem really cooked. To be sure, poke it with a skewer.
Serve this cake with fresh whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream on top!
A delicious cake that everyone can really enjoy. Luis and my father ate the cake straight out of the oven dish for lunch because we were working too hard and really only wanted something sweet. And as they always say, I can make these more often!
Like I said, I’m sure you have everything you need to make this. That’s why these kinds of recipes are really handy to have, especially when you visit or have visitors. Or if it’s Sunday in Spain, all the shops are closed and you really feel like something sweet!
I have several recipes like this that are really easy to make, so be sure to check out the #pantryclearingchallenge tag below to see these recipes! Happy Wednesday, friends!