Strawberries, Rhubarb, and Friends
Ok, so the title of this blog post might be a little bit misleading since there aren’t actually any strawberries in the recipe. BUT you could add them and it would make it even better! When I was home last month, my friend Sara introduced me to Strawberry Rhubarb Dump Cake. It was so good that we ate the entire pan in about 3 days, just the two of us. It was so easy to make that I made it for our life group. They liked it so much that I had to share it with you too! Very sorry to say though, you may have to wait until next year to make this as rhubarb is now out of season. I actually made it a few weeks ago and even then had to go to two different stores to find it.
The recipe I used was Aunt Kaye’s Rhubarb Dump Cake from allrecipes.com but used a little less sugar . . . maybe 3/4 of a cup or so and just a teeny bit less than the recommended amount of butter. Our oven bakes faster than a sprinter on race day so I only put it in there for about half the time. You can eat it hot or cold- I actually preferred it cold . . . and for breakfast. Yum!
Here is a picture of the end result. It’s not pretty, but it tastes amazing and no one will ever know that it only took you about 10 min to make!
See all that white stuff on there? That’s cake mix that didn’t get wet. I think next time I’ll mist it lightly with a spray bottle before putting it in the oven. It doesn’t taste bad and it’s still fine to eat if it comes out like this.
A note for fellow allergy sufferers: If you are allergic to soy, you know that it’s really difficult to find cake mixes without soy in it. My allergy isn’t life threatening but it does make me really sick. Betty Crocker’s cake mixes say “and/or soy” in the ingredient list and I’ve found that most products that say “and/or soy” have very little soy and I feel only slight discomfort after eating it.