Each month I’ll feature a lens that I discovered while exploring Squidoo.
This month’s catch was discovered by my wife (who is not a lensmaster, despite my best efforts). She was recently at an event where she tried dump cake for the first time and loved it. Last week she went online, found the recipe and made one.
As we were enjoying the delicious cake she made, my wife told me there was a Squidoo lens on page one of the recipe search results that she visited and liked. Naturally, I was curious to see it…right after a 2nd serving of cake. The lens she found was Delicious Dump Cake Recipe by Susan52. It’s a good one and worthy of representing Squidoo on page one.
Susan does a nice job of providing the right amount of recipe related info. There are tips on making a bigger or smaller cake, ideas for recipe variations, a video and links to helpful products. My favorites were the apron and refrigerator magnets with the dump cake recipe on them. Brilliant idea.
This was the first time I’ve seen the recipe module in action (I haven’t visited many recipe lenses). The module looks clean and professional with a pic of Susan’s dump cake and a link to the printable version. Definitely make use of it for your recipe lenses.
Susan’s recipe is almost identical to the one my wife used. The key difference was shredded coconut…the dump cake my wife first tried had coconut and she wanted a recipe with it (maybe Susan will add it as a variation). We learned after making the first dump cake with 1 stick of butter that Susan’s recommendation to use 1 1/2 sticks is better. That’s how much we’ll use next time. Recommendations based on personal experience like that will help any lens stand out and add value for the reader.
The cake is delicious and the kids loved it. Maybe now I can convince my wife to build her own recipe lenses…
Image by Mac33
Wow, what an honor to have my dump cake lens featured here! I really enjoyed the write-up and appreciate the kind words. I’ve never heard of dump cake with coconut, but it sounds good, especially with the pineapple. When I get a chance, I’ll experiment a bit with that and definitely list it as a variation. Bet your wife has some good recipes she could share on Squidoo. If you convince her, make sure she sends me the lens links. I love good recipes, especially when I find them on good lenses. Thanks again, Mac33, for the feature on your fabulous blog!
You’re welcome, Susan! The coconut was delicious with the pineapple and cherry.