Thursday, June 01, 2006

My Mom's Dump Cake

My mother made a dessert tonight that she swears is WW-friendly. I've never heard of it before...but it was darn tasty, very low-fat, and very easy to make. I may even make it myself someday! It ends up tasting like a fruit cobbler.

Dump Cake
  • Using whatever regular pan you use for making brownies (8x8, 9x9, or bigger), spray it thoroughly with a non-stick cooking spray or line it with tin-foil. (They suggest a double layer of foil cuz it gets juicy.)
  • Spread 2 packages of thawed frozen fruit of any kind - tonight she used blueberries and raspberries, but you can use strawberries, peaches, melon, mango, etc. - evenly throughout the bottom of the pan.
  • Cover the fruit with one package of dry low-fat cake mix. Mom uses Betty Crocker low-fat yellow cake. Just spread the dry mix -- don't add any other ingredients. Spread it all in an even layer and make sure there aren't any big crumbles anywhere. (Mom may have said that she sometimes uses 2 boxes of cake mix -- it may depend on the size of your pan.)
  • Pour in one 12 oz can of diet Red Pop, pouring it evenly throughout the whole pan.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Serve either warm or chilled, preferably with some light Cool Whip or other whipped topping. You can sprinkle Splenda on the top if you want a little extra sweetener, but we didn't do it tonight and it was plenty sweet enough.

This was actually really tasty! It looks kind of like a confetti cake once it's baked, cuz the fruit color is very lively. I liked it, as a dieter, and so did the two 27-year-old non-dieting guys at dinner. They said it didn't even taste like a diet dessert. Best compliment you could ask for!


Anonymous said...

That sounds good - it reminds of another WW-friendly cake. Basically for that one you can use any type of cake mix and 12 ounces of any diet soda and just bake. Although I found adding some eggwhites helps it stick together. It's 12 pieces, 3 points per serving.

Pretty in Pink said...

What is diet Red pop? Like a diet red soda of any kind?