Apple-Rhubarb Cake Recipe with Strawberry Jell-O Mix by Chef Freddy

Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake

Apple-Rhubarb Cake Recipe with Strawberry Jell-O Mix by Chef Freddy
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 50 minutes | Servings: 8


Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake
Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake

Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake is a delightful and flavorful dessert that combines the tartness of rhubarb with the sweetness of apples. This easy-to-make cake is perfect for any occasion and is sure to impress your family and friends.


This recipe has been passed down through Chef Freddy's family for generations. It originated in the Midwest, where rhubarb grows abundantly in the spring and summer months. The combination of rhubarb and apples creates a unique and delicious flavor profile that is loved by all who try it.


How to prepare

  1. Mix the fruit together and place it in the bottom of a 9" x 11" glass cake/baking pan.
  2. Combine the gelatin, sugar, and cinnamon, then pour it over the fruit. Cover the mixture with marshmallows, and pour the cake mix on top of everything.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (177°C) for 45 to 50 minutes.
  4. Allow the dish to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate it until ready to serve. Garnish as desired.


  • Try using different fruits, such as strawberries or peaches, in place of the apples for a unique twist on this recipe.
  • Add chopped nuts or oats to the cake mix for added texture and flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to dice the rhubarb and apples into small, uniform pieces to ensure even cooking.

- Mixing the fruit with the gelatin, sugar, and cinnamon helps to create a flavorful base for the cake.

- Covering the fruit mixture with marshmallows before adding the cake mix adds a fun and gooey texture to the finished cake.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for a decadent dessert.

Cooking Techniques

Baking the cake in a glass pan helps to evenly distribute the heat and ensure that the cake cooks through properly. Be sure to check the cake for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center - if it comes out clean, the cake is ready.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have rhubarb on hand, you can use all apples in this recipe. You can also use a different flavor of gelatin mix or cake mix for a different flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake ahead of time and refrigerate it until ready to serve. Simply garnish the cake with fresh fruit or whipped cream before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake with fresh mint leaves or a sprinkle of powdered sugar for a beautiful presentation. You can also add a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce for an extra touch of sweetness.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake with a hot cup of coffee or tea for a delightful afternoon treat. It also pairs well with a glass of cold milk or a scoop of ice cream.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place a slice of cake in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or until warm.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake contains approximately 45 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake contains approximately 5 grams of fat.


Each serving of Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake contains approximately 2 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake is a good source of vitamin C, thanks to the apples and rhubarb in the recipe. It also contains small amounts of calcium and iron.


This recipe contains gluten from the white cake mix. It may also contain traces of nuts, depending on the brand of cake mix used.


Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake is a delicious dessert that is relatively low in calories and fat. It is a good source of carbohydrates and vitamin C, making it a tasty and nutritious treat.


Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for any occasion. With a perfect balance of tart and sweet flavors, this cake is sure to become a family favorite. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the thrill of stumbling upon this recipe for Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake. It was a warm summer day and I was browsing through a vintage cookbook at a local flea market. As I flipped through the pages, a faded, handwritten note fell out and landed at my feet. Curious, I picked it up and read the words scrawled in elegant cursive: "Chef Freddy's Famous Apple-Rhubarb Cake."

Intrigued, I scanned the recipe and my mouth watered at the thought of the tart rhubarb and sweet apples mingling together in a moist, delicious cake. I knew I had to try it. I hurriedly purchased the cookbook and made my way home, eager to recreate Chef Freddy's masterpiece in my own kitchen.

As I gathered the ingredients and preheated the oven, memories flooded back to me of the countless recipes I had collected over the years. Each one held a special place in my heart, a connection to a different time or person who had touched my life in some way. And now, Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake would join the ranks of my most cherished recipes.

I followed the instructions carefully, mixing the flour, sugar, and spices together before folding in the chopped apples and rhubarb. The batter was a beautiful pink hue, speckled with bits of green and red. I poured it into a greased cake pan and popped it into the oven, the tantalizing aroma filling my kitchen.

As the cake baked, I couldn't help but think back to how I had learned to cook in the first place. It all started with my own grandmother, who had taught me the basics of baking and cooking when I was just a young girl. She had a magical way in the kitchen, effortlessly creating delicious meals from simple ingredients.

I smiled as I remembered the hours we spent together in her cozy kitchen, her hands guiding mine as we kneaded dough for homemade bread or stirred pots of bubbling stew. She always encouraged me to experiment, to try new flavors and techniques, and to never be afraid to make mistakes.

And so, armed with my grandmother's wisdom and the inspiration of Chef Freddy's recipe, I eagerly awaited the moment when I could taste the fruits of my labor. Finally, the timer beeped and I pulled the cake out of the oven, the golden crust glistening with a sugary glaze.

I let it cool for a few minutes before cutting a slice and taking a bite. The flavors exploded on my tongue, the tartness of the rhubarb balanced perfectly by the sweetness of the apples and the warmth of the cinnamon and nutmeg. It was a symphony of taste and texture, a true masterpiece of culinary art.

I couldn't wait to share my creation with my family and friends, knowing that they would appreciate the love and care that went into every bite. And as I sat down to enjoy a slice of Chef Freddy's Apple-Rhubarb Cake with a cup of tea, I felt grateful for the serendipitous moment that had led me to this wonderful recipe.

In that moment, I realized that cooking wasn't just about following a set of instructions or measuring ingredients—it was about creating something special, something that would bring joy and nourishment to those I loved. And as long as I had my trusty recipes and the memories of those who had taught me along the way, I knew that I would always have a way to express myself and connect with others through the power of food.


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