Our friend, Sandy, posted this recipe on her FB page. The mad scientist/baker in our house decided to experiment with it since rhubarb is very difficult to find where we live. Et voila…. In researching dump cakes, it was noted that this is often the FIRST cake which a child can make since it is so basic! Calling all Moms and Grandmas??? Ok…grandpas and dads too…Thanks Sandy B.
Rhubarb Dump Cake
Dump cake is usually a combination of canned fruit, with cherries and pineapples being some of the most preferred. Fruit is usually drained and combined on the bottom of a baking dish. Next, people add yellow or white cake mix, simply pouring the mix right over the fruit. Recipes vary but most then direct people to add slices of butter on top of the cake mix. When the cake is baked it has a lovely top crust that is buttery over a layer of sweet fruit. Be brave and experiment with the fruits…..
More like a crisp than a cake…if you cannot find the rhubarb, try the substitutions in red….
1 pound rhubarb, cut into ¼ pieces (3 to 4 cups) and ¾ cup sugar OR
1 pound fresh strawberries (quarter the larger ones, half the small ones)
+ 1 cup fresh mango cubes (not super ripe)
¾ cup sugar
1 – 3 oz. strawberry Jello
1 package yellow cake mix
1 cup water (warmed)
¼ cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
Spread the fruit evenly in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the fruit, followed by the Jello, and finally, the cake mix.
Pour the melted butter and the water over the top of the cake being careful to moisten it all. DO NOT STIR!!!
Bake for 45 minutes or until the fruit appears tender.
Serve with a good French Vanilla ice cream.