Fame or Shame: Dump Cakes - piece of cake or fit for a dumpster?

You're in a dessert slump, but fixing a home-made dessert makes you a grump. 

All that measuring and mixing - don't be a chump. Go for the dump. Dump cakes, that is.

It's a recipe book that claims you can just dump and bake!

Dump out some cake mix, dump on a soda and throw in some goodies before dumping it in the oven.

Are these recipes really a piece of cake, or does this cookbook belong in the dumpster?

Will it get Fame or Shame?

Let them eat cake!  Dump Cake that is.

Rob Wolchek was joined by Detroit Sports 105.1 Knockouts Ki-Yah and Audrey as well as Michael Antoine McMahon, a professional wrestler.

Everyone was in awe as they watch the commercial for Dump Cakes. 

"Dump on fruit, cover with cake mix and dump on a can of soda," says Cathy Mitchell in the infomercial. 

Mitchell is the creator of the cookbook that says dump in a bunch of stuff and come out with a cake.

"You guys ready to get dumping," Wolchek said. "All right so here's the cookbook."

"Dump the peaches in"

The gang follows the book to make the same thing on the commercial, called the raz and peach cobbler.

The raz part is raspberries. 

"They're still frozen," Wolchek said. "It says to dump them in frozen."

"After that we're going to cover it with a dry cake mix," said Ki-Yah

Next up, a box of packaged cake mix.

The book says stop measuring and mixing. 

"And we have one important rule.  do not mix," Wolchek said, reading the directions.

"Do not mix?" asked the gang.

"Do not mix," Wolchek said.

Who needs to measure when the recipe says to just dump on a can of diet lemon lime soda.

 Next step, cover with foil and place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. 

Man, that is easy.

"It's so simple a 5-year old could make it," Michael said.

While our cake bakes, we're going to try a few of the dump cake mug recipes.

"So we're going to make a pineapple upside dump cake," Wolchek said. "Sound good?"

"Sounds awesome," Ki-Yah and Audrey say.

 First step is to make a mug cake flour.

"We need one package of cake mix any flavor," Wolchek said.

To that you add a box of angel food cake mix.

We add two tablespoons of water and stir the cake flour.

Next, place butter in mug and top with brown sugar.

Then a pineapple ring and top it with a cherry and add our pineapple juice to the mug cake flour and mix.

Remember, the book would lead you believe there's no measuring and mixing but actually all of these ingredients are measured out in this recipe and mixed.

Next step in goes our cake batter and in goes the mug for a 60 second microwave nuking.

The cake in a cup doesn't look quite done, but the book says to stick a toothpick in and if it comes out clean, it's ready.

And here comes our pineapple upside dump cake.

"Not bad," Michael said.

Ki-Yah tries it.

"Not bad," she said.

And finally Audrey.

"Okay,"  she said. "It's really mushy. The texture isn't working for me."

It's been 20 minutes and it's time to take the foil off our big dump cake in the oven. 

After 20 minutes Michael takes the foil off the raz cobbler cake and bakes for another 40 minutes.

Next one is called s'mores in a mug.

Step one - grease a mug, then get a wrestler to crush a cracker.

Now drop in 20 miniature marshmallows, add some chocolate chips and gnash another graham cracker.

And 30 seconds in the microwave.

Stir it up to mix chocolate.  It doesn't look too tasty in cup and appears even worse on a plate.

 "It looks like dog food and I don't think a dog would eat it," Michael said.

"It's got to taste good all it is is graham crackers marshmallows and chocolate," Wolchek said.

Our testers try it.

"No," Michael said.

"I thought it would be better than this," Audrey said.

Luckily, there's the buzzer, our big dump creation is done.

"Raz and peach cobbler is ready," Wolchek said. 

Our cooks appear to be dumbstruck.

"There's just no words," Audrey said.

"It looks unbelievably bad, doesn't it," Wolchek said.

"It doesn't smell done yet," Audrey said.

"It's still moving, look," Ki-Yah said.

"We followed the directions, we cooked it the right amount of time," Wolchek said. "And it obviously doesn't look good. But now we have to eat it. Maybe it will taste good."

Maybe," Ki-Yah says optimistically.

Mike goes in first -  "Pray for me," he says. 

After tasting it, "No, no," Mike said.

Ki-Yah gives it a try.

The faces Ki-Yah makes while trying to get this down pretty much say it all. Yuck.

 But as they say in the "As seen on TV business" but wait, there's more.

"I need water," Audrey said, covering her mouth. "I'll just say it tastes exactly how it looks."

Wolchek: "Quick and easy dump cakes, what do you say?  Fame or Shame?"

The gang: "Shame!"

Fame or Shame tests aren't scientific, just real people testing real products.

The Dump Cake people were flabbergasted that our testers didn't like their recipes.

Their rep told Wolchek, they are not cutting cakes, they are scooping cakes. Scoop them and enjoy them, they said.
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