With the warm weather approaching, or if you live on the face of the sun like I do, the warm weather has already arrived, entertaining demands to be made easier and more casual. Afterall, who wants to slave over a hot stove on a sweltering day? No one that’s who.
This dessert is perfect for the casual entertaining of summer. It is easy, ridiculously so. Your children can make this entirely by themselves. And it is delicious. As a matter of fact, I hid the leftovers so that I could have it all for myself. What? Don’t judge me! You have done the same thing.
I made this recipe using a box of Gluten Free cake mix. I had seen the boxes in the grocery store in recent months and really wanted to try them out to see how they compared to “normal” cake. Admittedly, I have been gluten free so long that I don’t even remember what “normal” cake tastes like. But my kids do and they had NO idea it was a gluten free/ dairy free dessert.
Stick of butter (I used Fleishman’s Original which is a dairy free margarine)
2 16 oz jars of peaches(you may use canned if you prefer)
Box of yellow cake mix (if using the Gluten free kind that is pictured you will need two boxes because there is half the amount in the box. How awesome is it to pay twice the money for half the product? Yes, that is sarcasm.)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Open your stick of butter on one end. Rub it all over the bottom and sides of your 9×13 baking dish. Set the stick of butter aside, you will be using it again in a minute.
Open your jars of peaches and pour them into your baking dish.
Feel free to do this topless, also. Your guests might even enjoy it.
Pour the cake mix directly over the peaches. You will want to smush the cake mix into the peach syrup. If you don’t do this the cake mix will just stay all powdery. Not good.
Once you do that sprinkle the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg over the cakey top. Slice your butter into little pats and spread them on top.
Put the whole thing into the oven at 375 and bake for 40 minutes, or until the cake mix turns a golden color.
Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Or cold. Or standing inside the open refrigerator door using your fingers. What?