Perfect for making the most out of berry season, this 5 ingredient blueberry skillet dump cake is the easy dessert recipe you’ve been waiting to enjoy!
Have you been going to the farmers market on weekends? I have been trying to take weekends completely off of work and blog work (like I told you in this slow cooker Greek chicken and vegetables post) and have been stopping by the farmers market as much as I can, and is it just me, or has this year seen an abundance of berries? I feel like I’ve seen more this year than ever before, and even though I had berries galore, I couldn’t walk past the fresh blueberries and not get them.
But farm fresh blueberries are a little different than berries bought at the grocery store, I feel like one has to use them the SAME DAY they are picked up from the farmers market, or else they kind of go bad (it may just be me lol). I really had no intention of eating a pint of blueberries by my lonesome, and was feeling a little lazy on the weekend, so I decided to make a dump cake, where essentially all you’re doing is ‘dumping’ the ingredients into a bowl, stirring, and then dumping it into a skillet and baking. With this recipe, you’re making a quick cake batter in a bowl and then pouring it into the skillet, and pouring the blueberries on top.
Pouring sounds a lot more graceful than dumping, does’t it? So you can think of this cake as a one bowl cake, a skillet cake, or just an all around amazing blueberry cake, and since this cake is made with only 5 ingredients and it’s Friday – it’s this week’s Five Ingredient Friday recipe!
Now, I have to share a funny story with you that makes me giggle every time I think of it: I was once doing a radio interview about my cookbook and they invited the live audience to call in. This very sweet elderly man called in and said that he had purchased his first cookbook and I got all excited thinking mine was his first cookbook he had purchased, but then he went on to say that it was a ‘dump’ cookbook but that is was a lot more complicated than he thought it was going to be, and what did I have to say about that? Whomp whomp. I of course was nice and responded with how I was sorry he wasn’t enjoying that cookbook, but that I could assure him that mine had only 5 ingredient recipes and he might like it. The funny part was, when he was describing the other cookbook, (I have no idea what the title of the cookbook or who the author was)- the one I had no idea about- he kept emphasizing the word ‘dump’ “you’re supposed to just DUMP all the ingredients in” “one makes dishes by “DUMPING” and so on. It took all I had to contain my laughter. Ever since, every time I’m making something that involves a pouring step, I think that I’m dumping ingredients in and laugh. Maybe I’m the only one that thinks it was funny?
This cake is probably one of the most tried and true old-timey recipes I know and have known for years. For the cake batter all you do is mix together melted butter, sugar, flour and milk and then add fruit and bake. That’s it! Viola! 5 ingredients is all you need to create this simple, yet delicious summery blueberry skillet dump cake. You could substitute the butter for margarine and milk for almond milk, or the blueberries for other berries. This cake is super customizable and delicious (you could even top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!) I used a 10 1/4 inch skillet for this recipe. You could use a smaller skillet, the cake would just be a little taller!
I used a 10 1/4 inch skillet for this recipe. You could use a smaller skillet, the cake would just be a little taller!
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