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Rhubarb Flip

This rhubarb dessert is a welcome change from rhubarb pies, which seem to be so commonly served. It's light, sweet and great for that coffee break!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 5 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 2 to 4 drops red food coloring
  • 2 cups dry white or yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  • Place rhubarb in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add food coloring. Cool slightly and pour over rhubarb.
  • Sprinkle with cake mix, coconut and nuts. Drizzle with butter. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until cake tests done.

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  • golfgirl8
    May 31, 2015

    Very easy to make and the flavours are excellent. It reminds me of apple crisp, only with rhubarb.I will make this again, but I think I might reduce the amount of coconut and walnuts; I found it a little heavy and wanted to taste more of the rhubarb. I would also cover it during the last 15 minutes or so of baking, as my topping did burn in a couple of places.Definitely a keeper recipe!

  • mlinder
    Apr 29, 2012

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  • carissascreations
    Jun 10, 2010

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  • shelljo
    Jul 13, 2009

    I made this (without trying it out first!!!) to guests and they raved. They called it rhubarb pie and I didn't correct them. Yummy and the end-result of toasted coconut and nuts (as mentioned previously) is especially good! I will make again absolutely!

  • Jewel1999
    Jul 11, 2009

    Great Recipe! I am not a rhubarb person (never have been). This recipe is really good, looks interesting after it comes out of the oven (the coconut and nuts are toasted). Excellent! Will make again! Now I have a good way to use the rhubarb that goes in yard!

  • stoneviewkid
    Jun 2, 2009

    When using frozen rhubarb do you thaw it first or just put in frozen?

  • kamerons_dad
    May 20, 2009

    All I can say is . . . YUMMY! This is an excellent recipe! We have made it several times and is a family favorite when the rhubarb is ready in the garden!

  • bustopherjones
    May 20, 2007

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