This is a very yummy cake. Plus it's an easy and tasty way to use fresh rhubarb.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 -9 inch square cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)

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  • Combine the chopped fresh rhubarb, the white sugar, and the food coloring and set aside.

  • Prepare the vanilla pudding mix according to the package directions. Pour the finished vanilla pudding into one ungreased 9 inch square baking dish. Spoon rhubarb mixture over the top of the vanilla pudding.

  • Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions and pour evenly over the top the rhubarb and vanilla pudding.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes or until cake tests done. Let cake sit in pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto a serving dish and dust with confectioner's sugar. Tastes best if served warm.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; protein 1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 43.7g 14% DV; fat 2.5g 4% DV; cholesterol 0.4mg; sodium 256.1mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2003
This is a great cake. It's easy to make and a welcome change from breads or pies. I can't wait to serve it to my friends. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/15/2003
I was so disappointed with this recipe. I followed the directions and after it baked I let it sit for about 15 minutes. Then I turned it out onto a serving plate and the pudding was not set and in turn ended up all over my counter and kitchen floor! I ended up with no dessert for my card club because there was no more time to make anything else. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
05/15/2003
I was so disappointed with this recipe. I followed the directions and after it baked I let it sit for about 15 minutes. Then I turned it out onto a serving plate and the pudding was not set and in turn ended up all over my counter and kitchen floor! I ended up with no dessert for my card club because there was no more time to make anything else. Read More
(27)
Rating: 1 stars
05/15/2003
this cake was just awful. all the time and money spent in this cake and it didn't come out right. i had pudding everywhere. it didn't set in like it should have.......total yuck......DO NOT WAST YOUR TIME ON THIS ONE!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2003
This is a great cake. It's easy to make and a welcome change from breads or pies. I can't wait to serve it to my friends. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2008
This was very tasty but I wondered about reversing the order of cake on the bottom filling then pudding on the top. It wasn't a cake that could be served nicely. I also try to substitute brown sugar for white wondered if anyone has tried that. Otherwise it is a good combination of ingrediants. Cathy Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/01/2007
I think this cake has some potential. I didn't have a 9 in square baking pan so I used a 9 X 11. I think I could have used more rhubarb. It did start to cook over a little in the oven. I also didn't turn it over when I was done baking it. I just scooped the pudding mixture on top of the cake when we ate it. It tasted good. A little messy though. Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
05/17/2008
Really a WASTE. Pudding mix went all over the counter. Had to throw it all away. I followed the recipe to the tee. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/31/2009
I found this recipe looking for something to use some of my moms fresh rhubarb. I almost didn't make it after reading some of the comments but decided to give it a shot anyway. It turned out alright but I did not flip it out of the pan and just served it in bowls almost like dumplings but dessert. I also think it was a bit bland all I tasted was vanilla. Maybe there should be some more rhubarb or another kind of fruit such as strawberries added to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
My family and I really like that dessert exspecially warm with cream or vanilla ice cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2011
I have made this cake several times and it's always a hit! The only issue I had is that I've had to use a larger baking dish (or less cake mix - bake separately and use extra pudding sauce to drizzle) and check carefully to make sure the center of the cake is done. One trick I use for turning it out is to bake it in a 9" deep sided pie dish and use a fancier pie plate with a larger circumference for serving. Read More
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