Daily Archives: August 26, 2010
Last try at a cherry dump style cake wasn’t a winner. It was OK, we ate it. This time we have a winner. Went with a white cake mix this time.
Pitted about 2 pounds of cherries, chopped them up a bit and simmered them with about 1/3-1/2 cup of water, 1/4 cup of Splenda, and a tablespoon of lime juice. Just a few minutes to soften the cherries. While they were warming I cut two sticks of cold butter into the cake mix. The cherries went into the 13×9 cake pan, with the cake mix spread atop and about 1/4 cup of brown sugar sprinkled over that. Now into a 350 oven for about 45 minutes. Smelled great. I think there is a lot of leeway on the baking time, just don’t leave it in there so long that the juices dry up. I looked at mine after 30 minutes, then cycled the timer twice again, for 8 minutes, then for 8 more. I’m happy with it.