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How To Make Rhubarb "Dump" Cake

by Cindy Rippe

Dump cake may not have a very enticing name, but people LOVE it! The name "cake" is a little deceptive and some people like to call dump cake a version of cobbler instead. It's delicious and you will LOVE how easy it is to make! Dump cake is usually a combination of fruit, usually canned. I have rhubarb growing like crazy, so I tried this recipe last night....and WOW!!! I couldn't keep my teenage son out of it! You won't find an easier dessert recipe than this!

Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan, and place washed and chopped rhubarb on the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle 1 cup sugar over the rhubarb.

Followed by one 3 oz. pack of Strawberry Jello.

Top that with 1 box of yellow cake mix.

Pour 1 cup of water and 1/4 cup of melted butter over the top.

DO NOT STIR!!! Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Let cool and serve!!

Rhubarb Dump Cake


1 pound rhubarb, washed and cut into 1/4 inch pieces (about 3-4 cups)

1 cup white sugar

1 3 oz. package strawberry Jello

1 package yellow cake mix

1 cup water

1/4 cup butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Spread the rhubarb evenly in the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle sugar over the rhubarb, followed by the powdered jello mix, and finally the dry cake mix. Pour water and melted butter evenly over the top. DO NOT STIR! Bake for 45 minutes or until light golden brown.