Dump Cake Goodness on New Year’s Eve!
Dump Cake is Easy Peasy!
This is a bonus post on a quick and simple dump cake recipe you could make right now in time for your New Year’s party. I made this earlier today.
Recipe & Kitchen Equipment
Yields: 12 servings
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup erythritol & monk fruit (sugar alternative)
- 1.5 cups organic whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 cup organic almond milk
- 1 egg
- Ingredients to add to the cake:
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Organic apple bananas, sliced
- Organic blueberries
- You can add anything your heart desires
- Measuring bowls, cups, and spoons
- Mixing bowls/cups/spoons for mise en place ingredients
- Cutting board
- Paring knife
- Baking pan (9×13)
- Serving knife
- Sanitize kitchen (sink, countertops, stovetop/oven, cupboard handles, phone, computer).
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Rinse blueberries.
- Peel and slice bananas.
- Mise en place ingredients.
- Place the butter in a baking pan and put it in the oven to melt.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Combine the wet ingredients in another mixing bowl.
- Whisk the wet ingredients.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the baking pan with the melted butter.
- Evenly add the filler ingredients to the batter.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and cool.
New Year’s Traditions in Hawai’i
Kojima (2019) explains the top Hawai’i traditions locals practice on New Year’s Eve and Day. I’ve added some personal traditions that my family and I exercise before midnight.
- Popping firecrackers to ward off evil spirits. The louder ones are played closer to midnight.
- Eating noodles, like soba, symbolizes longevity. My family makes soup (not ōzoni) made with seaweed (konbu), pork belly, and shoyu and garnished with char siu, won bok, and bean sprouts.
- Eating sushi and sashimi on NYE.
- Cleaning the house so you don’t carry your old life into the new year.
- Pounding mochi.
- Displaying the kadomatsu and Kagami mochi in our homes for good luck in the new year from 26th December through 7th January.
- New Year’s toast with family and friends at midnight to welcome in the new year.
Let the countdown begin!
Davies, J. (n.d.). Japanese new year traditions- how the new year is celebrated. Retrieved from: https://www.tsunagujapan.com/japanese-new-year-traditions-how-the-new-year-is-celebrated-in-japan/
Kojima, J. (2019). Why we eat mochi on new year’s in Hawaii. Retrieved from: https://www.hawaiimagazine.com/why-we-eat-mochi-on-new-years-in-hawaii/