Some days, it seems like all you see on Facebook are recipes. Some look super good, and others just look frightening. One I've been seeing A LOT of lately is rhubarb dump cake. Now, I love rhubarb, and I love cake, so naturally I wanted to give this one a try. Luckily, my parents have a ton of rhubarb growing at their house!
It turned out to be really delicious! I'm not sure I'd exactly call it a cake; it's more like a cobbler or a crisp. But when it tastes this good, who cares what you call it?!? Here's the recipe we used, as seen all over Facebook:
Rhubarb dump cake
1 lb. rhubarb, cut into 1/4" pieces (between 3-4 cups)
1 cup sugar
1 (3-oz.) pkg. powdered strawberry gelatin
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 cup water
1/4 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13" baking dish. Spread the rhubarb evenly in the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle the sugar over the rhubarb, followed by the gelatin, and finally the cake mix (just the powdered mix, not prepared batter). Pour the water and melted butter over the top. Do not stir. Bake for 45 minutes or until the rhubarb is tender and the top is golden brown.
That's it! Serve it up with whipped topping or ice cream, and you're all set. You could experiment with other types of fruit as well, adjusting the amount of sugar as needed. Rhubarb obviously would require more sugar than peaches, for example. Enjoy!
Find more ways to use your rhubarb here: 8 amazing rhubarb recipes