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aphrodite's vanilla cake with dragon fruit compote

a recipe by
Melanie Ross
Rumford, ME

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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Ingredients For aphrodite's vanilla cake with dragon fruit compote

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

How To Make aphrodite's vanilla cake with dragon fruit compote

  • 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.

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