Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Strawberry Rhubarb Dump Cake

Rain...PLEASE...GO...AWAY.

We had the sirens going off at 4:30 a.m. this morning and since then the rain has just kept on, keeping on. It's looking like I won't be making the market, unless it clears up soon.

Regardless, I did make a dessert yesterday that I haven't made in a long time. An old co-worker (Hi, Bridget!) gave me this recipe, and it is so easy. It's called a dump cake, because that is what you do "dump" everything into the pan.

You don't even stir it!

It's been a challenge keeping it away from the husband, so let's all say a silent prayer I make it to the market, otherwise he'll feel like he needs to eat it.


Strawberry Rhubarb Dump Cake
4-5 c. chopped rhubarb
1 c. sugar
1 pkg. strawberry jello
1 box yellow cake mix
1 1/4 c. water
1/2 c. melted butter

Spray 9x13 pan (or two 8x8 pans, like I did) and layer ingredients in order they are listed. Do not mix! Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.


Your house will smell like strawberry shortcake. I'm imagining whipped cream or ice cream accompanying this dish! As always...everything in moderation, one small bite of this will NOT put you over the edge.

It will just make you feel better.
What is your go to dessert?

22 comments:

  1. I agree with your rain comment...we need to go outside soon and can't with all this rain! I'm going crazy!

    This dessert looks so yummy! My go to dessert is probably strawberry shortcake because it's so easy to make!

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  2. beautiful, want - it is to early for me to be reading this. I am definitly saving this idea.

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  3. Love the name!! Hope you get to go...You've prepared so well and so much :)

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  4. I love rhubarb pie, my mum makes it every summer :)

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  5. at whole foods i saw a strawberry dump cake! i kept wondering why it was called a dump cake!

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  6. The thunderstorms kept me up ALL NIGHT last night! I kept picturing a tree getting struck by lightning and falling through my bedroom window.... On a brighter note, this cake looks delicious!

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  7. I agree on the rain! It has rained way too much in June.

    I have never cooked much with rhubarb but I will after seeing this cake.

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  8. I was just talking about making a strawberry rhubarb dump cake!! Looks yummy:)

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  9. My go to dessert is Paula Dean's Toffee Brownies (I think that's what they're called?). It's basically a brownie mix with Symphony Candy Bars in the middle. Yeah...they are amazing!

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  10. That's funny that you don't even need to stir that! It looks awesome!

    We've had so many storms in the Chicago area, and rain, it's too much! Last friday I was without power for almost 24 hours, some houses in my neighborhood were down 3 days without power, lots of trees down!

    Hope you were able to go to the market today!

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  11. Looks soo good!! My sister-in-law made something very similar for Father's Day and it was delish!!

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  12. We finally had a descent day after days and days of rain and gloom. It was glorious! Your dump cake looks scrumptious!

    I wanted to answer your question about the feta...I didn't grill my skewers, I served them as is. :)

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  13. I used to make this when I was younger! It sounds awesome, I haven't had it in YEARS! Thanks!

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  14. Sounds delish! I wonder if I can steal more of my MIL's rhubarb?

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  15. This looks so good!!! Rhubarb, yum

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  16. thanks for stopping by my blog! I love yours, too! that cake looks so good!

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  17. My mom and grandmother make this recipe!! It's amazing.

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  18. I used to make this when I was younger! It sounds awesome, I haven't had it in YEARS! Thanks!

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  19. That's funny that you don't even need to stir that! It looks awesome!

    We've had so many storms in the Chicago area, and rain, it's too much! Last friday I was without power for almost 24 hours, some houses in my neighborhood were down 3 days without power, lots of trees down!

    Hope you were able to go to the market today!

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  20. Love the name!! Hope you get to go...You've prepared so well and so much :)

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  21. We finally had a descent day after days and days of rain and gloom. It was glorious! Your dump cake looks scrumptious!

    I wanted to answer your question about the feta...I didn't grill my skewers, I served them as is. :)

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  22. I agree with your rain comment...we need to go outside soon and can't with all this rain! I'm going crazy!

    This dessert looks so yummy! My go to dessert is probably strawberry shortcake because it's so easy to make!

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