Recipe: Six Layer Rhubarb Cake

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It’s rhubarb season.

The rhubarb has really been growing over the past couple of weeks and it was time to do some delicious baking with it.  I’m not a pie maker but do make cakes, muffins and crumble.

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For this rhubarb cake you need a gluten free white cake mix, miniature marshmallows, a box of strawberry jelly powder, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and of course some freshly picked rhubarb.

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  • 4 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 cups gluten free mini white marshmallows
  • 1 box strawberry jelly powder
  • gluten free white cake mix
  • topping – 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup brown sugar

Marshmallows are usually made with wheat starch, and to be gluten free they should be made with corn starch. Be sure to read the label.

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  • mix cake mix according to directions
  • grease 9×12 baking dish
  • layer in rhubarb, sugar, marshmallows, jelly powder and then pour cake mix evenly over the top
  • combine topping of cinnamon and brown sugar and sprinkle over the top of the cake mix
  • bake for 40minutes at 350 degrees F.

Serve right from the baking dish to the plate as it would  be very difficult to remove the cake. Don’t forget to add a scoop of ice cream.

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The top is crunchy and the bottom is gooey and delicious.

What is your favourite recipe to make with rhubarb?

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3 Responses

  1. Vondean Erickson

    This looks so delicious. We can not get rhubarb out here. If the store has some it is so pitiful would not take it home. The recipe looks so good.

    Another hot one outside today.

    • Crafty Gardener

      Such a shame you can’t get rhubarb out there Vondean, but understandable due to the climate in California.

  2. Crafty Gardener

    From Myrt, whose message for some reason went to the Mailchimp mailbox

    I have to say this sounds very interesting but will have to find out if Dana and Al would like it. We all love rhubarb pie so will see. I actually have some this year! YAY

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