Strawberry Dump Cake that almost wasn’t and probably shouldn’t have been

I had a craving for dessert the other night and I found a recipe for a dump cake in the Engine 2 cookbook. It sounded easy and yummy, which are pretty much my current food criteria, so I started to make it, without the sweetner. I got it all the way prepared only to realize that it was well after sunset and thus I had no way to cook it.

Drat. So I put it in the refrigerator and the next morning decided it was too questionable to cook. So I cut up bananas to make another one. The bananas were pink though, which scared me. Are they supposed to get pink spots in the center? Again, I ended up abandoning the batter.

So finally at nap time I made the cake with strawberries and actually got it to the solar cooker. It looked just fine and was finished by snack time. Then the unthinkable happened. My kids wouldn’t eat it. Who doesn’t like cake? It wasn’t sweet, and I guess it was too bland even for them.

Here’s the recipe, in case you want to fix it:

strawberry dump cake

2 cups cut fruit

2/3 cup soy milk

2/3 cup rice flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla

Mix everything but the fruit together and put it in a baking dish. Add fruit on top and solar bake uncovered for about an hour.

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Rating: blah. Needs sugar or honey or something!