Sunday, May 5, 2019

#Hank’s Mama’s Dump Cake and #Giveaway by @Julie Anne Lindsey


Today I'm welcoming Julie Anne Lindsey as my guest. 



I grew up in Ohio with one foot firmly planted across the river in small-town West Virginia, a place where my daddy was born and raised. For thirteen years, I spent my weekdays attending school in the city and my weekends playing horse shoes and going fishing. By high school I was as at home in traffic and high heels as I was racing ATVs down an old dirt road, and I can thank my daddy for that. Fast forward a couple decades and my folks have since retired to that former coal-mining town. I visit as often as I can, but life is different now. Times are different. And some days it feels as if the world my kids are growing up in is barely recognizable when compared to the one where I spent my youth.

When I got the opportunity to begin a new cozy mystery series set in northern West Virginia, I knew I was halfway home. Writing the Cider Shop Mysteries has already put a little skip back in my step and a bit of lost twang back in my speech. I’m living a beautiful and nostalgic life, recreating the meals and dishes of my childhood and serving them to my family with a smile. Come six o’clock most nights these days you can find me frying up everything from green tomatoes, to chicken and bologna, serving it all with sweet tea and a salad straight from the garden. And don’t even get me started on the desserts!

Of all the magnificent (apple dumplin’s a la mode) and sometimes strange (strawberry pretzel Jell-O salad) desserts I’ve tried over the years, the one that made my eyes light up as a child was Dump Cake. I loved ALL dump cakes, especially chocolate cherry dump cake and sometimes strawberry peach, but today I’m bringing you the original, down-home, easy-peasy lemon-squeezy, in-a-hurry, 4-ingredient recipe that I hope you will enjoy.

Presenting: Hank’s Mama’s Dump Cake

4 Simple Ingredients:
·         1 – 21 oz. Cherry Pie Filling
·         1 – 15 oz. Crushed Pineapple
** These first two ingredients can be replaced by any two cans of fruit or pie filling for a custom dump cake of your choosing!
·         1 - Box Yellow Cake Mix
·         ½ cup butter in pats












Instructions:
1         Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2         Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray
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Mix pie filling and pineapples in a bowl, then transfer to pan
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 Dump the cake mix over the top evenly
5         Stir until just combined
6         Top with pats of butter
7         Bake 40 minutes – or until golden brown

I wish I could have gotten a picture of the final golden-brown beauty, but while I was writing this post and waiting for the dessert to cool, my family discovered it! When I returned to the kitchen for a photo and a sample, I found a large serving spoon in my cake. There were three gaping holes in the dessert and my children were lined up at the kitchen island enjoying dump cake a la mode! They’d added vanilla iced cream and whipped cream to the still-steaming product and were making short work of the whole thing.
In hindsight, I should’ve taken a photo of their mischievous grins and nearly empty bowls!






   
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Bio:
Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. APPLE CIDER SLAYING kicks off her newest cozy mystery series, The Cider Shop Mysteries, debuting this fall. She’s elated to be writing about northern West Virginia, a location near and dear to her heart, and she hopes you’ll fall as deeply in love with the region as she did. Julie currently lives in Northeastern Ohio with her husband and three busy children. Today, she hopes to make someone smile. One day she plans to change the world. 

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103 comments:

  1. My Mother-in-Law makes this cake and it is so good! She also adds chopped pecans to it. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe (and I understand your not having a photo of the finished product -- that cake is too good not to immediately dig into!) Congrats on your new series! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Thank you!!! I LOVE that your mother-in-law makes this! And I REALLY love the tip about adding pecans! I'm drooling!!!

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  2. I would love to read more. I love all the Dump cakes and Apple dumplings. Bring on the ice cream.
    Bleakney750@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you!!! I LOVE apple dumplings!!! And I think apple pie filling x2 and a little cinnamon is my favorite of the dump cakes Yumm!!

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  3. One of my all time favorites!
    kcladylin@yahoo.com

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  4. Dump Cake is new to me and I look forward to trying it. Having lived in Lexington, Ky for many years, and my husband traveling throughout the mountains of W. Va during that time I can't wait to read the first book in your new series!

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    1. Ohhh!!! I hope that you will love it! I just got home today from a trip to WVA where I nabbed my mama! And I brought her back with me for 2 weeks! Hooray!!

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  5. I know the book will be as good as the recipe. I love dump cakes.

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  6. Dump Cake is new to me and I look forward to trying it. Having lived in Lexington, Ky for many years, and my husband traveling throughout the mountains of W. Va during that time I can't wait to read the first book in your new series! kingswood26@aol.com

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    1. Oh! I see your email here! Good! Thank you again!!

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  7. Hi! Julie Anne Lindsey. Looking forward to reading your new series! A new read and author is always exciting. Recipe looks good. And it combines some favorite flavors. As well as a favored move - quick and easy. deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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    1. Score! For the quick, easy and delicious!! Thank you!!

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  8. I love dump cakes & I empathize with the inability to take a picture. I've had that happen too. Ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks Ruth! It smelled SO GOOD it could have easily been me digging in before I should have! Hahahah!!

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  9. I love dump cakes and cider houses. Since I live in N.E. we have many to visit. I'm looking forward to reading your new series. pammc008@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Pam! I've never been to a cider house, but I'm building a house in Kent, OH right now, and it's a stone's throw from Beckwith family orchard and cider shop, which I plan to tour and visit often. I'm over-the-top excited about this!

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  10. My Mom was a fabulous cook everything from scratch when I was a kid. I think it was this cake that made Mom realize that sometimes fast and easy could be delicious too. Although she still did most from scratch, this was one that we loved - and loved often since there were so many variations to be made. Loved it and loved that you brought back all those sweet memories of my childhood, Mom in the kitchen and this wonderful dessert which has now gone on my menu for this coming week.

    Although it might have been nice to have a photo of the finished cake, aren't the photos planted in our memories a whole lot more vivid and wonderful to recall?

    Can't wait for the opportunity to read "APPLE CIDER SLAYING" which is definitely on my TBR list. Love the cover! Thank you for the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Thank you SO much Kay! I love how a recipe, a taste or familiar scent can put us right back at our mama's or grandmama's table. You totally get it! Thank you!!

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  11. I haven't had a dump cake in years, I forgot how good they are. Love the cover for "Apple Cider Slaying. Sounds like a great start to a new series. Looking forward to reading.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I love dump cake...it’s even easy enough for me to make! The new series sounds fun! cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  13. I don’t think I’ve ever had dump cake but I can’t wait to try it! I can’t wait to start reading this new series
    Angelcake12 at optonline dot net

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  14. Thanks for the chance to win. I love the cover ! Nerdsrgood@msn.com

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    1. 1. Thank you!!! and 2. Your email is fantastic!!!! LOVE.

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