Rosy Rhubarb Dessert Recipe

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Elsie Wigdahl bakes this comforting almond-and-rhubarb delight in her Ruthven, Iowa kitchen. "This sure-to-please dessert is quick and easy," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 4 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup strawberry gelatin powder
  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup choppeed sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 288 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Arrange rhubarb evenly in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine sugar and gelatin powder; sprinkle over rhubarb. Sprinkle dry cake mix over gelatin mixture. Pour hot water over cake mix (do not stir). Top with coconut and almonds. Drizzle with butter.
  2. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Rosy Rhubarb Dessert in Quick Cooking March/April 2004, p40

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