Apple Dump Cake

It’s been a boring, yucky couple of days around the RV.  Yesterday I woke up with another headache and just generally felt crappy.  It was moving day, but Mom and Brian let me be a big baby and they handled most of the packing up (which mostly consists of stowing loose stuff so that it doesn’t fly around the RV while we’re moving) and loading the car on the tailer.  It was only a three hour drive from West Bend to Door County, most of which I slept…. ON MY ARM!  I’m not sure how long I sleeping on my arm, but when I woke up it was gone.  From my fingers all the way up to my elbow…. the whole arm was missing. Don’t worry… it came back to life… eventually.

Our new RV site is really pretty.  All the RV sites are separated by trees and tucked back into pretty little wooded areas.  Very peaceful and secluded. I took a couple photos yesterday, but I wasn’t feeling really into it.. my head still hurt.  Mom and Brian took our laundry up to the on site laundromat (yay!) and left me to take a hot shower and more aspirin.  Which seemed like a good idea when they left…. but then Boo and I realized that we were all alone… in the dark…. in the woods.  So we locked the door…. and forgot to turn the porch/awning lights on…. so we locked Mom and Brian out in the dark, scary woods.  (oops)

This morning we woke to heavy rain and overcast skies.  Boo was freaked by the heavy rain and thunder and she ran around the RV looking for a good place to hide.  Brian finally piled the pillows up on the bed into a nice fort for her to hide in and she was okay then.

Our plan for the day had been to visit the shops in Door County, but that sounded like a lot less fun in the rain.  We caught up on a few of the shows we’d managed to record on the DVR.  (I cannot wait until we can have Netflix again… I’ve missed so many shows.  I’m going to need to spend a month binge watching to catch up!)

I tend to bake when I’m bored, but in the RV we only have this little convection/microwave oven thingie.  It’s worked pretty well on the few things that I’ve tried so far, but I haven’t tried anything major.  Since I had the time and I was super bored… I thought I’d give it a try today.

I took inspiration from one of my favorite bloggers, Sweet Recipea’s, Caramel Apple Cookie Cobbler.  I adore Peabody, but her recipes are SO not gluten free…. mostly I just drool over her pictures, but I figured this recipe could be modified to GF fairly easily.  I divided the recipe in half since I only have the mini oven to work with.  And I also added crystalized ginger… because for some reason, Mom and I both had 2 jars (each)…. and pecans, ’cause, why not?

 

Apple Dump Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 large apples (I used Honeycrisp), peeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup Pamela’s Products GF Spice Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup Crystalized Ginger, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Pecans, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large pan over medium heat add apples, sugar, and lemon juice. Let it cook until the apples are tender and juicy.
  2. Grease an 8×8-inch baking dish with butter.
  3. Sprinkle cake mix over the top of the apples.
  4. Sprinkle pecans & crystalized ginger over the cake mix.
  5. Pour melted butter over the cake mix.
  6. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  7. Serve warm

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