Fruit and Vegetable Cake: Rhubarb and Strawberry
It Makes Its Own Crust
4 cups diced Rhubarb
1 cup white sugar
1 (3 ounce) package of Strawberry Jello
1 Strawberry Cake Mix
1 cup water
1/4 cup melted butter
9 x 13 cake pan - 350 degrees - 45 minutes
You Read That Correctly - No Stirring !! -
The recipe was in our electric company bulletin. It was in the Cooking Connection section. It was fast. It was simple and, once again, there was no stirring.
I gathered enough rhubarb to do two pans worth. You put four cups of diced rhubarb in the bottom of a cake pan. The recipe called for a yellow cake mix, but I substituted a Strawberry Cake mix instead.
After you place all the dry ingredients on top of the rhubarb you make sure that you have 1/4 cup of butter melted and poured over the top and 1 cup of water. I added a bit more water halfway through to make sure I didn't have dry powder sitting on top of the cake.
Rhubarb Into Pan
Sugar on Top
Jello On Top Next
Oven 350 Degrees 45 Minutes
As It Cooks It Browns
It Gets Juicier and Juicier
Doesn't This Look Yummy?
I think next time I will either mix the sugar, jello and cake mix together before I start or make a pie. The taste was quite amazing. With the cup of water and the four cups of Rhubarb, there was plenty of moisture to infuse the jello to the cake mix.
How About You
Do you like Rhubarb?
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Facts and Opinions
Rhubarb is sour. Rhubarb is stringy, so cut your pieces small. If stalk is too old, it will be woody. Woody means that the fibers have grown so tough it's comparable to cutting a piece of wood. Small, red stalks are more flavorful. The greener stalks are more sour. Rhubarb is a vegetable. Rhubarb is a perennial, meaning that it grows again each year.