Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Rhubarb Dump Cake Recipe

May 2, 2012

Rhubarb Dump Cake Recipe

A gorgeous spring time dessert with tons of rhubarb and a hint of strawberry! This rhubarb cake is so easy to make, affordable, delicious and an old time family favorite!


Rhubarb Dump Cake


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This recipe was revised, photographed and updated 5/2021.


Rhubarb season brings back so many childhood memories for me. 

You could always find my siblings and I eating some raw rhubarb with salt or sugar sprinkled on it, or my Mom baking a cake with rhubarb in it. It is one of my absolute favorite things about spring. 

Now at my house, I have three rhubarb plants that we make some amazing recipes with every year. I always pick the excess and freeze to use when it's not in season.

This recipe for dump cake comes from my wonderful stepmom, Monica. It has been a favorite since the first time I tried it.

This dump cake has just the right mix of sweetness and tart. Top it off with some freshly whipped cream or ice cream for an amazing dessert. 

It is also a great recipe for the kids to help with. Ella, my daughter, has a kid safe knife, so she loved cutting the rhubarb, measuring, and dumping it into the pan for me. 


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What are the ingredients in this recipe?


  • Rhubarb: Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable, though it is usually used as a fruit in desserts and jams. You use only the stalks of the rhubarb plant and they have a rich, tart flavor. The leaves of the rhubarb plant are poisonous, so make sure that they are not ingested. Rhubarb contains calcium, potassium and vitamin C.
  • Granulated sugar
  • Jello
  • Butter: A dairy product consisting of approximately 80% butterfat and made from the fat and protein components of milk or cream. Most commonly made from cow's milk, but can also be made from sheep, goat, yak, or buffalo milk.
  • White cake mix
  • Water


Recipe tips:


  • If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb frozen, then thaw completely before using. Drain any excess liquid before using.
  • Yellow cake mix can also be used, as well as any flavor red Jello.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to three days.


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Rhubarb Dump Cake

Rhubarb Dump Cake

Yield: 12 pieces
Author: Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sliced fresh rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1- 3 ounce package strawberry jello
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Place sliced rhubarb in a 9x13 baking dish
  3. Sprinkle evenly with sugar and dry Jello mix.
  4. Add cake mix, water and butter to a bowl and combine with a whisk until well blended.
  5. Pour over rhubarb and spread with a spatula to completely cover rhubarb.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until top is browned.
  7. Serve warm or room temperature with whipped cream or ice cream on top.

Notes:

If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb frozen, then thaw completely before using. Drain any excess liquid before using.


Yellow cake mix can also be used, as well as any flavor red Jello.


Store in an airtight container for up to three days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

230.70

Fat (grams)

6.81

Sat. Fat (grams)

4.06

Carbs (grams)

319.31

Fiber (grams)

1.15

Net carbs

44.41

Sugar (grams)

35.53

Protein (grams)

4.49

Sodium (milligrams)

287.86

Cholesterol (grams)

14.92

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17 comments:

  1. This recipe looks fantastic (and your daughter is so cute!) I am actually hosting a rhubarb linky party at 2sisters2cities.com as part of our Fresh Produce Tuesday series. I would love if you submitted this recipe!

    -m

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    1. Thanks so much! i would love to link up! Glad you invited me and thanks for stopping by!!

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  2. This looks delicious! I have never used Rhubarb but have always wanted to try it. Now I have a super recipe to use :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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    1. It's an amazing way to use rhubarb!! You will love it! Thanks for hosting!

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  3. Wow! I need to make this again!! These pictures are fantastic! And I love Ella. I miss her. :(

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    1. Thanks!! I was so happy with how the pics turned out!! She loves and misses you too!!

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  4. I DO love this simple recipe - and love the rhubarb/strawberry combo. I always love EASY too - thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck! So happy to have you...

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  5. I love me some rhubarb and this looks delicious. Thank you for sharing it.

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  6. YUM-E!!! Can't wait to try this!

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  7. Congrats Sheena on being one of the featured recipes on the Weekend Potluck. This looks terrific and I can't wait to try it. I just pinned it. I haven't had a chance to check this weeks Potluck, but I hope you bring something else yummy to share! Congrats again!
    ~Kim

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  8. Congratulations on the Weekend Potluck feature! Everyone agreed that this cake looked and sounded so yummy! Thank you for linking up. Also, feel free to grab a "featured" button if you'd like. Have a great weekend!
    Brandie
    http://www.thecountrycook.net/2012/05/weekend-potluck-17.html

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    1. Thanks so much Brandie!! Hope you have a great weekend too and Happy Mother's Day!!

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  9. OK...I'm going to have to make this!...but, I'm going to add one thing...a few halved fresh strawberries ( why not?😋!) might just add to the strawberry Jello ...hmmmmm?
    Thanks for the recipe!

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