Monday, August 1, 2016

MANGO DUMP CAKE

I am always happy to share with you recipes from friends. I am especially happy to do so right now since I haven't been spending as much time in the kitchen right now as I usually do. You are in for a treat for the next three days. Hope you will come back each day to see them.

Last Monday, our Farkle group met at Friend Carol's house. She sent us an email ahead of time to let us know that she was preparing enough for a light lunch. We used to eat like that each time we gathered. More recently we have light snacks but always dessert. It was nice that Carol warned us in advance so we all came ready to enjoy lunch. Everything was so good and tasty. She had made Orange Bacon Chicken Salad, deviled eggs, her homegrown sliced tomatoes, nuts, sliced bread or crackers, and Apple Butter Bread. (I hope I didn't forget anything.) Then midafternoon after finishing one game of Farkle, she asked if we wanted dessert. Dessert? Seriously, after all we had eaten. She said, "We have to have dessert." So for dessert we enjoyed this Mango Dump Cake.

Carol especially likes this recipe because she said you can use any frozen fruit for it. All of us agreed we have seen dump cake recipes using different pie fillings but never one using frozen fruit. The other great thing is you don't thaw the fruit but use it in its frozen state.



MANGO DUMP CAKE

1       16 - oz pkg frozen mango cubes (or any of your favorite frozen fruits)
1/3   cup honey
1       15 - oz butter flavored yellow cake mix (you could use a sugar-free yellow cake mix to reduce calories some)
1/2    cup sweetened flaked coconut
1        cup orange juice
1        stick of butter, sliced

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 - inch baking dish.

Arrange the frozen mango evenly in pan.

Drizzle with honey.

Sprinkle the cake mix over the fruit.

Sprinkle coconut over the cake mix.

Drizzle orange juice over all.

Place butter slices evenly over the top.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until cake is golden brown.

Tomorrow I will be sharing the Orange Bacon Chicken Salad recipe with you. It was so good. I think everyone enjoyed it as an open-faced sandwich with a slice of tomato on top. 

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