I have never quite embraced the term “dump cake,” but I sure can get excited about this easy cake recipe! Dump cakes go together fast because you “dump” the ingredients for the cake into a baking dish without much preparation or mixing.
Cooks are endlessly creative, and over the years, cake mixes turned into dump cakes, cookies, quickbreads, and bars. Dump cakes became popular when cake mixes started showing up in stores. Women really got excited about how fast they could whip up a dessert.
You use the dry mix only in this recipe for rhubarb dump cake. Dump cakes have been around since poodle skirts, but they are as popular now as ever because of our go-go-go endlessly busy lives.