This soft, gooey and chewy mixed berry dump cake recipe is packed with tart berry flavor.
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Today’s mixed berry dump cake has two awesome features – it has less added sugar thanks to using SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend, and it has no butter! It teeters just on the border of tart and sweet and I think it has the perfect balance.
Instead of butter, I used unsweetened applesauce to moisten the batter. Between the juices released from the frozen berries and the applesauce, the cake is beyond moist (should we start a counter for my use of the word moist in this post?)
I decided to mix all the ingredients in a bowl before “dumping” the cake into the pan to create an even consistency. Yes, I know I broke the cardinal “one step” rule of dump cakes. I’m sorry. Don’t be mad. It was worth it.
Dump cakes are my favorite because they are literally so easy to make. You only need a handful of ingredients and you end up with this amazing dessert that was pretty much effortless to make. Let’s talk about some of the main ingredients in this dessert recipe.
Berries: I personally like the flavor of the mixed berries. It just adds more depth to the cake and tastes really good. If you don’t like all berries you could use just strawberries, just blueberries, or just raspberries. It’s completely up to you.
Yellow Cake Mix: Yellow cake mix is one of the most important ingredients. However, you can exchange the yellow cake mix for any other kind of cake that you like. French vanilla, white, or pretty much any other cake mix will work beautifully.
Applesauce: I highly recommend using applesauce that is unsweetened. Because of the sweetness in the berries as well as the sweetener that you add to the cake you don’t want it to be overwhelmingly sweet.
Mixed Berry Dump Cake Recipe
- 32 oz. Frozen Mixed Berries
- 4 tbsp. SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend
- 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice
- 15 oz. Yellow Cake Mix unprepared
- 1/2 cup Applesauce unsweetened
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Combine frozen berries, SPLENDA and lemon juice together in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly until berries are evenly coated.
- Add cake mix powder and applesauce to the bowl. Mix thoroughly until there are almost no dusty bits left in the bowl.
- Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake for about 60 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Let cool. Serve with a scoop of ice cream if desired.
This mixed berry dump cake is even better the next day. When you refrigerate it overnight, the cake absorbs even more of the juices and the consistency is kind of a cross between a soft breakfast bar and a dump cake.
So serve for dessert with some ice cream, and then refrigerate the leftovers for breakfast.
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