My Faithful Assistant and I haven’t been berry picking in a very long time so I decided that we would go after his orthodontist appointment this week. The picking was spectacular! We came home with seven pounds of a combination of blueberries, raspberries, and black raspberries. We decided it was time to make a Dump Cake which was the very first kind of cake My Faithful Assistant every made.
Double Berry Dump Cake
Four cups of berries – we used blueberries and raspberries
One box white or yellow cake mix – avoid the kind with pudding in the mix
One stick of butter, melted
1. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Pour the berries into the pan.
3. Top with the cake mix.
4. Drizzle as evenly as possible with the melted butter.
5. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.
This cake is best when served warm with ice cream or fresh, homemade whipped cream.
My Faithful Assistant decided to fast today to share the experience of fasting during Ramadan with a Muslim friend. He lasted until about 4:00 pm, which was about 19 hours. Not too bad. He was pretty happy to get the cake out of the oven and dig in.
From what I understand, dessert is a big part of Iftar, or the evening meal with which the daily fast is broken. Our Double Berry Dump Cake will now be how I remember My Faithful Assistant breaking his first fast.