This rhubarb dump cake is a favorite every time spring comes, thanks to my friend, Margaret. At times, our rhubarb patch is almost decimated, with all the picking that goes on. And, this recipe is the culprit! Just like the expression, "Are we there yet?" is so common, "Is it Spring yet?" is the comment at our house as we're waiting for the first rhubarb to come up in the garden.
Is this recipe German? Absolutely not. Is this recipe wunderbar? Absolutely YES! That's why I've included it here. So that I never misplace it. I NEED it every Spring!
We only have a small patch, but we've had it since we moved here 40 years ago. It's still producing lots of stalks ... meaning lots of rhubarb desserts!
There are several variations on this basic recipe in the hints section. This allows you to have many rhubarb desserts - each different - each a real treat! But by far the favorite is this Rhubarb Dump Cake!
BUT, what is sure is that everyone loves this and they want to include it in their list of rhubarb recipes! Use the brightly colored stalks of rhubarb and make sure you throw the leaves away which are poisonous.
Not really sure if this qualifies among the German dessert recipes. What I do know is that it superbly tops off a traditional German meal of cold German potato salad and homemade German sausage patties.
A great spring or summer picnic idea, for sure. All my German family and friends love it!
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Rhubarb Dump Cake