Rhubarb Strawberry Pudding Cake

"This no-hassle mix-and-bake dessert is like the old-fashioned cake Grandma always had ready after dinner, even though you never saw her working on it."
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  • Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 400°F
  • Butter an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish.
  • Stir together water, cornstarch, and 1/3 cup sugar in a small saucepan, then stir in rhubarb.
  • Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, then simmer, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in strawberries.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl.
  • Whisk together egg, milk, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl, then whisk in flour mixture until just combined.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup fruit mixture, then add remainder to baking dish and pour batter over it, spreading evenly.
  • Drizzle reserved 1/2 cup fruit mixture over batter.
  • Bake until a wooden pick inserted into center of cake portion comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Cool in pan on a rack 5 minutes before serving.

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  1. Lorraine B.
    Served at a book club supper and everyone wanted the recipe. Great alternative to a cobbler.
  2. etully
    This was easy to make and delicious. Everyone who tried it really loved it. Thanks for posting this recipe.
  3. sherryabal
    I made this excellent dessert for a group of people and times it by 1 and a 1/2 and had put it in a 9 x 13 casserole dish. I baked it for 1 hour until the toothpick came out clean. Everyone raved about the recipe. Thank you Annacia, definitely will make again.
  4. Boomette
    This reminds me my mother's strawberry pudding cake. This recipe is so good. I will probably try it again but with fresh blueberries. Any berries would be good in this recipe. Thanks Annacia :) Made for 123 hit wonders
  5. Mewnshine
    Tasty and easy! And works with a variety of fruits; I used 1 rhubarb stalk cooked as indicated; then mixed the strawberries plus nectarines and blueberries (3c of the latter mix). Served with ice cream and everybody wanted seconds!



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