Meeting Street Cake

Meeting Street CakeHere’s another favorite recipe that I found in one my Aunt’s cookbook. There’s a bunch of good stuff in those cookbooks y’all. It’s called Meeting Street Cake in her cookbook, but you may know it by another name. It’s similar to a cobbler, a buckle or even a Dump Cake.

This cake is simple to assemble and versatile too. Use any berry or berry combination, peaches, nectarines, plum, pluots or other stone fruit. This summer I’ve made it with nectarines, peaches and blueberries, separately of course. But now that I think about it, peaches and blueberries would go together fabulously in this cake.

A few simple ingredients are needed for this Meeting Street Cake: butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, fruit filling of choice (homemade or can of pie filling).

Meeting Street CakeAnd oh, almost forgot, milk. Don’t forget the milk.

Meeting Street CakeLet me mention here that for the fruit filling I use this recipe for Fried Nectarines and just substitute whatever fruit I choose. Of course you can use canned pie filling too instead.

Begin by preparing the fruit, or opening a can. Again, here’s a step by step photo tutorial on making the fruit filling.

While the fruit is cooking (if you’re preparing from fresh fruit), preheat oven to 350°F, and melt 1/2 cup of butter in the bottom of your baking dish in microwave or oven.

Next, in a mixing bowl, add the flour and baking powder.

Then the salt.

Granulated sugar is next.

Mix all dry ingredients together well.

Finally the milk.

Combine well but don’t over mix. A few bumps and lumps are okay.

Pour the mixture over the butter. Don’t mix. Just leave it alone.

When the fruit filling is ready, top the batter mixture with the fruit. Don’t mix that either. No mixing! None. Nada.

You’re done now, except for the baking, and the eating, and the “ooohing and ahhing.” Bake in a 350°F oven 40-45 minutes until top is slightly browned.

Can you smell it?

Meeting Street CakeIt’s mighty good all by itself but with a little vanilla ice cream or whipped cream?

Meeting Street CakeOh dear…

Meeting Street Cake or dump cakeEnjoy!

Meeting Street Cake
 
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Adapted from Carole Radford’s Hospitality Southern Style.
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Serves: Makes about 8 servings.
Ingredients
  • 1¾–2 cups of fruit filling (see recipe) or 1 can of pie filling
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt ½ cup of butter in the bottom of your baking dish in microwave or oven.
  3. Next, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, granulated and sugar. Add the milk a combine. Don’t over mix.
  4. Pour the mixture over the butter. Don’t mix.
  5. Top the mixture with the fruit pie filling. Don’t mix that either. No more mixing. You’re done with the mixing. The mixing part is over.
  6. Bake in a 350°F oven for 40-45 minutes, until top is slightly browned.