Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
I got this recipe from a lady in our church. So simple.......and always the first to disappear at church pot luck dinners.
- 4 cups chopped rhubarb
- 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 package yellow cake mix
- 1⁄2 cup coconut
- 1⁄2 cup nuts
- 3⁄4 cup melted butter, no substitute
- Sprinkle ingredients in a 9-13 pan in order listed.
- DO NOT MIX.
- Bake at 325 for 25 min or til rhubarb is tender.
- Serve with whipped topping.
I had been looking for a rhubarb recipe using cake mix, and this one sounded easy enough. I really should have read a few reviews, because I didn't until about halfway through my recipe, after I had already put the sugar in. If I had actually thought about it, I wouldn't have added any sugar at all, seeing as how sweet cake mix and jello mix are. Well, I made this exactly to the recipe, and also found it took longer than 25 min. to bake (I almost took it out at 45, but left it in another 5 min, which was a bit too long). I have a strong sweet tooth, but it was still way, way too sweet.
This is a very sweet desert. Made this recipe exactly as stated. The instructions did not indicate cake mix size, so I used a box of Duncan Hines mix which is about 18 oz. My baking time took 75 minutes and I cooked extra rhubarb, sans sugar, just to ease the sweetness. All that said & done, I will definitely make this desert again with some minor adjustments. I am even going to try using another kind of fruit. This is certainly a keeper for me due to its simplicity.
Lots of strawberry flavor, but it was an excellent dessert for my SO who had never eaten rhubarb, before. I didn't find it too sweet, served with cool whip. Yes, I had to cook it for 45 minutes...maybe the cooking time was a typo??