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Easy Rhubarb Dessert Cake Recipe

4 Cups Rhubarb cut into 1” pieces

1 Cup Sugar

1 9 ounce white cake mix

1 Cup Water

1 Small Package Red Jello

1/3 Cup butter or Margarine melted

 

Spread rhubarb in greased 9x13 pan

Sprinkle on sugar

Sprinkle on jello

Sprinkle on dry cake mix

Pour water evenly on top of other ingredients 

Drizzle on melted butter or margarine 

 

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

 

May be served with whipped cream or ice cream.

 

 

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Re: Easy Rhubarb Dessert Cake Recipe

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@Auntg 

I was thinking of you having rhubarb and remembered my DM makes this dessert. 

 

I know the layering of the ingredients is strange but the cake is yummy.

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Re: Easy Rhubarb Dessert Cake Recipe

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I never see rhubarb in the grocery stores here.  Wish I would because this sounds so good and I  love rhubarb/strawberry.

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Re: Easy Rhubarb Dessert Cake Recipe

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I have made this same recipe for years   but without  the  jello..It is yummy and @Kachina624 you can use frozen rhubarb.. i can still find that at Sprouts..

 

It layers itself to be a sort of right side  upside down cake! the Rhubarb sinks to the bottom , in other words and the cake and cream make a custardy, cakey layer on top..

 

Here is mine:

 
 
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 pint heavy cream, unwhipped
:9 x 13 cake pan
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly grease a 9 x 13 cake pan.
  • Mix up the cake mix according to the directions on the package and pour into the prepared cake pan.
  • Combine rhubarb and sugar; stir until evenly mixed. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the unbaked cake mix.
  • Pour the cream over the top of the cake and rhubarb.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour.
  • Topped with whipped cream if desired.
  • Store in the refrigerator.
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Re: Easy Rhubarb Dessert Cake Recipe

@butterfly123 reminds me of my mom as well.  She grew rhubarb in the garden and we would break off a stalk, dip it in sugar and eat it...as well as the pie she made, yum!

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Re: Easy Rhubarb Dessert Cake Recipe

I've never eaten or cooked this.  What does it taste like?  I love the name.  It has a great name.

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Re: Easy Rhubarb Dessert Cake Recipe

I would enjoy this cake with my favorite warm vanilla sauce:

 

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1 tsp vanilla

 

Melt butter in saucepan.  Stir in milk and sugar and bring to boil, stirring constantly until slightly thickened.  Take off heat and stir in vanilla.

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Re: Easy Rhubarb Dessert Cake Recipe

@Annabellethecat 

The recipe I posted tastes like a rhubarb crumble cake. My DM used strawberry jello. 

 

@deepwaterdotter 

Your sauce would be delicious.

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Re: Easy Rhubarb Dessert Cake Recipe

I have so much in my garden right now.  I love eating it with salt but I end up with a stomach ache because I eat too much.  Tomorrow I am trying Rhubard Oat bars..

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Re: Easy Rhubarb Dessert Cake Recipe

@butterfly123 

 

I never had rhubarb and probably never will. Although I'm very adventurous and like to surprise my palette- sushi, snails, raw oyster and clams, alligator, goat ertc...

 

Okay being a big baby about this -

Rhubarb looks like celery and I dislike the taste (not texture) of celery.

Rhubarb pairs with strawberries and I dislike strawberries

 

Can you describe it for me on what it tastes like? I read that it is tart.Does it stay a bit crunchy or is it mush when in a pie?