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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Facebook Recipes Reviewed

Everyday on Facebook there are recipes new and old.  Most of them sound delicious and look delicious, and that is why people share the recipe.  This is the Rhubarb Dump Cake I said I was going to try.  It looks good, but I ended up throwing a lot of it away.  It is super sweet and has that artificial strawberry flavor from the jello.  I'm not fond of the cake mix taste either.  My dad will eat anything and usually does, but he wasn't too crazy about it either.   It is super easy to make though.

Rhubarb Dump Cake
3-4 cups of cut up rhubarb
1 cup sugar
1 (3 oz) package of strawberry jello
1 package of yellow cake mix
1 cup water
1/4 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9 x 13 pan. Spread the rhubarb evenly in the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle the sugar over the rhubarb, followed by the jello and finally the cake mix. Pour the water and melted butter over the top. Do not stir. Bake for 45 minutes or until the rhubarb is tender.

Rhubarb Dump Cake

The next recipe I made from a Facebook post was Death by Chocolate Bundt Cake.  This was a little better.  It still has the artificial cake mix taste, but with a little cool whip it tastes ok.  I still prefer my Chocolate Chip Date Cake.  The bundt cake is very quick to make but full of calories.  I didn't add them up because I didn't want to know. 

Death by Chocolate Bundt Cake
Mix together for 2 minutes 1 box of yellow cake mix, 1 box of vanilla instant pudding, 1 box of chocolate instant pudding, 4 eggs,  3/4 cup of oil,  1 cup of sour cream, and half a 12 oz bag of semi sweet chocolate chips. Pour half the batter in a bundt pan and pour half of the chocolate chips in. Pour in the rest of the batter and sprinkle on remaining chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

Death by Chocolate Bundt Cake

It came out of the pan very well.

This isn't a Facebook recipe but I was out of the Peach Jam (Freezer Jam made with Canned Peaches) I blogged about earlier.  It is strawberry season so I thought I would make strawberry jam this time.  I bought a 3 pound container for about $3.00.  I took the tops off and chopped the berries.  I got almost the exact amount needed for the recipe (4 cups).  I followed the recipe I posted for the peach jam without the lemon juice.  This is the result.

Strawberry Jam