Aphrodite's Vanilla Cake with Dragon Fruit Compote

Melanie Campbell

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@RossCampbell

I took a milder approach to creating a dump cake. I exchanged out canned fruit pie filling for frozen mango chucks and box of vanilla cake mix. I also mixed the defrosted mango chucks in the dry cake mix first instead of plain just dump-it-in - the - pan, don't- stir-it approach. Then I dumped it in the cake pan, dotted it with butter and baked it.


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

16 1/2 oz
box of vanilla cake mix
1 medium
dragon fruit
3 tsp
fresh lime juice
1 tsp
water
1 1/2 Tbsp
sugar
chunks of fresh mango, papya or other fruit, if desired, for serving

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare and bake the cake according to the directions on the package.
2
While the cake is cooling, prepare the compote. Remove the flesh from inside of the dragon fruit until you have about 1/2 cup of fruit.
3
Place the fruit in a shallow saucepan set to med. high heat. Add the lime juice, water and sugar. While the compote is heating, mash the fruit gently with a fork and stir frequently.
4
As the mixture reaches the boiling point, the compote will begin to thicken slightly. Continue to stir for an additional minute and remove from heat.
5
To serve, spoon the compote over the vanilla cake. Serve with additional pieces of dragon fruit and other fruit such as papya, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: English
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy