Monday, June 4, 2012

Recipe: Strawberry Lemon"Dump" Cake

My family and I recently went to a local orchard and picked a whole lot of strawberries.  We ate as many strawberries as we could, we added them to our yogurt and cereal, we made strawberry milkshakes, but we still had a lot of berries left.  So what to do with them?  Well make a dessert of course!  I love the combo of strawberries and lemon and I remember seeing a Paula Deen recipe using fruit pie filling and cake mix...it was really simple and required very few ingredients. Here is the original recipe but I just substituted the ingredients with what I had on hand.  Here is my version of a Strawberry Lemon DUMP Cake...by the way, I don't really have ingredient amounts as I just used what I had but I'll do my best to give approximate amounts.  In any case, this last minute "throw-something-together-to-use-up-the-strawberries" dessert came out AWESOME!!  Top it with some low fat vanilla ice cream or whipped topping and you have a sweet treat...Enjoy!!

Strawberry Lemon Dump Cake

Ingredients
About 4 cups Fresh Strawberries, hulled and halved/quartered (depending on the size of the berry)
2 Tbsp Organic Cane Sugar
2 Tbsp Cornstarch
1 can Lemon Pie Filling
1 box Butter Cake Mix
1/3 cup Sliced Almonds
About 1/2 cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (I used Whole Foods 365 brand)

Directions
1.  Preheat oven to 350F; spray a 13x9x2 pan with nonstick cooking/baking spray.
2.  Place strawberries, sugar, and cornstarch in a medium bowl and toss until the strawberries are well coated.  Place berries in the 13x9x2 pan evenly to cover the bottom.
3.  Spread the lemon pie filling over the strawberries making sure to evenly spread and cover the layer of berries.
4.  Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the berries/lemon pie filling making sure to get the corners.
5.  Sprinkle the sliced almonds evenly over the dry cake mix.
6.  Evenly pour/sprinkle the Coconut oil over the entire mixture, making sure to get into the corners.  Adjust the amount of Coconut Oil needed to ensure the entire cake is evenly coated with the oil.
7.  Bake on top rack of oven for 45-55 minutes, or until cake top is evenly browned and filling is bubbling.  Take out and cool.  Serve warm with ice cream or whipped topping.


Fresh Strawberries and Lemon Pie Filling
Dry Cake Mix, Sliced Almonds, Coconut Oil
The Finished Product - Strawberry Lemon Dump Cake