Strawberry Dump Cake

Strawberry Dump Cake

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strawberry dump cake
Today I’m going to share with you my two favorite ways to use a boxed cake mix!  They are really easy recipes, and great for when cooking for a crowd! 🙂
The first one is:
Strawberry Dump Cake
My mom introduced me to dump cakes several years ago and it was love at first bite. 🙂 Then, I found out how easy it was to make them, and it became my go to dessert when we had company over. When I first started making dump cakes I used canned pie filling, but switched to frozen fruit to make it a little bit lighter.  There are only three ingredients:
1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix
Frozen Strawberries -(slightly thawed)
1 Stick of Butter (OR 1 can of Diet 7up if you want to make it even lighter.)
Directions:
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2) Soften the butter either by leaving it out for a little bit or by sticking it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.  You don’t want to completely melt it-just soften it.
3) Mix the dry cake mix with the butter.  (Or pour about 3/4 of the can of diet soda in a bowl with the cake mix.)
4) Mix with a fork until crumbly.
Like this:
5) Place strawberries in a greased baking dish.
6) Poor cake/butter mixture over berries evenly.
Like this:
Note:  The amount of strawberries and the size of dish you use is determined by your preferred strawberry to cake ratio:)
7) Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.
Note: Baking time varies, depending on how thawed the strawberries were.
8) Enjoy!
I was going to take a picture of it when it came out of the oven, but then I forgot:)
This is really good served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!
My second favorite thing to do with a cake mix is to make
Cinnamon Roll Waffles
For the recipe click here.
For my Homemade Cinnamon Roll recipe click here.
I like to drizzle the frosting over them for grown ups, but for kids I plate them up like this:
They like to dip the waffles in the frosting:)
A while back I was browsing on pinterest and saw  where someone was putting refrigerated cinnamon roll dough in the waffle iron for quick cinnamon roll waffles.  Of course I had to give it a try-it didn’t go so well!
After the first batch I decided to make the rest according to the instructions-those were good:)  I might try them again and make sure the temp is turned down on my waffle iron.
The recipes I like the best are the ones that are really quick and really easy.  These recipes are both.  Give them a try-they won’t disappoint!
Happy Tuesday!
Blessings,
Gretchen
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