One of our kiddos has always been gluten intolerant, and while we never made any overt changes to the general household diet because of it - just taking a sort of no fuss, no muss, no bother attitude towards non-wheat meals (even wrote a book about it "Food Allergy Field Guide") - over time I've come to appreciate the value of removing wheat from my own diet as much as possible. Mostly this is because it trends me towards a healthier diet, and keeps my weight down, since it's less convenient to eat cookies and cake if you're not eating wheat.
Every now and then though, a nice baked good is, well, nice! Other than gluten free peanut butter cookies, this recipe for gluten free "dump cake" is about as easy, and tasty, as gluten free gets!
It's also really easy to do in a Dutch oven over a campfire, too!
Step 1: Ingredients
Preheat your oven to 350 degree and then assemble your ingredients.
Baking dish - I used a glass one
1 box Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix - Betty Crocker's is among the most reasonably priced, at about $4/box
1 jar or can of fruit of your choice - peaches are wonderful, but so is pineapple or apple
1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
Step 2: Dump Your Fruit
Open the jar or can and dump it in. I know, right?! Don't bother draining your canned fruit - you'll want the juice in there.
Step 3: Dump Your Cake Mix
That's it - dump your cake mix over the fruit, as evening as possible. Then spread more evenly with a fork or knife, tamping your mix down firmly into your fruit layer.
Step 4: Top With Butter Pats
Slice pats off your stick of butter and layer evenly along the top of your cake mix layer.
Step 5: Add Brown Sugar and Cinnamon
Use about a 1/3 cup of brown sugar and sprinkle evenly over the top of your butter layer. Sprinkle cinnamon as desired over the whole thing.
Step 6: Bake at 350 for 40 Min.
Bake and wait.
Step 7: Cool on a Rack
Remove your dump cake from the oven - you can test with toothpick or knife if you'd like. It should come out clean. Cool for about 10 -15 min..
Step 8: Serve and Enjoy!
You've essentially got a cobbler here, and a darn good one! Top with a little bit of ice cream and you've got a lovely dessert, gluten free or otherwise!