Sunday, August 28, 2016

Delicious Dump Cakes by Roxanne Wyss and Kathy Moore

Delicious Dump Cakes
by Roxane Wyss and Kathy Moore [641.865 Wys] 

I was unfamiliar with the concept of “dump cakes”, when I saw this book on our “new books” display, and the colorful cake it uses on its cover (Peace Melba Dump Cake) caught my eye. “Dump Cakes” involve an absolutle minimum of muss and fuss, frequently encouraging the cook to use a pre-made boxed cake mix as part of the ingredients — although the book does have recipes for making a vanilla, chocolate or yellow “homemade” boxed-cake-mix. The instructions are incredibly simple. Ingredients are simply placed in layers in a baking pan/dish, without any real “mixing” necessary. The photographs in this book are gorgeous and mouth-watering, particularly the “Plum and Port Dump Cake”, the “Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake”, the “Rocky Road Dump Cake” and the aforementioned “Peach Melba Dump Cake”. My only complaint is that there aren’t photos of each recipe — in fact they’re there for only about half the recipes in the book. None-the-less, for cooks who who don’t have the time or patience for creating complicated desserts, this book provides lots of terrific ideas for sweet dishes that should please any discerning diner.

[ official Plugged Into Cooking website — Rosanne Wyss and Kathy Moore ]

Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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