Warm Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake

Warm Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake - warm and simple strawberry rhubarb shortcake that would go perfectly with a scoop of ice cream.


This is a happy accident sort of recipe. My intentions were a cobbler, but instead I ended up with the perfect warm strawberry rhubarb shortcake. I renamed it and repurposed it because the strawberries produced a ton of juice. The flavors are amazing though!

If you let the dessert sit for a bit, the juices will thicken. It will still be far from a pie filling consistency though. Serve it in a bowl, warm  and spoon out some of the juice too! Add a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream. I didn't have any on hand because I was expecting to make a cobbler!

brownie mix cookies
Subscribe to Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt!

Get all of the latest recipes from Miranda straight to your inbox!

Warm Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake - warm and simple strawberry rhubarb shortcake that would go perfectly with a scoop of ice cream.

See all that juice? This was while the shortcake was still very, very warm. The shortcake part remains crusty on top. It doesn't get soggy, but the part that's in the juice does soak some of it up like a classic shortcake.

Wanna know a secret? My gorgeous golden shortcake part is a cake mix! Have you ever had a dump cake? I could literally eat all the cake mix off the top of the dump cake and leave the rest. That's why I had to put it on top of this. It's addicting and so darn delicious in a dense, gooey form.

Warm Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake - warm and simple strawberry rhubarb shortcake that would go perfectly with a scoop of ice cream.

Guysssss! You have to try this! Okay, if you don't love rhubarb, you may want to pass. I know people either love or hate rhubarb. It can be sour. It can be strange to see in a dessert. If it's just purely the looks, look for the red stalks of rhubarb.

Strawberry cobbler in a warm glass dish with a spoon.

Warm Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 servings
Calories 204 kcal


  • 5 cups strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 3 cups rhubarb thinly sliced
  • 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¾ cup butter room temperature
  • 1 golden butter cake mix
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the strawberries and rhubarb into a large mixing bowl. I removed any strings that were on the rhubarb.
  • In a small bowl, add in the granulated sugar and cornstarch. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the sugar/cornstarch over top of the berries and rhubarb and mix to coat.
  • Spread the strawberries and rhubarb out into a 9x13 pan and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add in the butter and cake mix. Mix until combined.
  • Add in the egg and mix until incorporated.
  • Take small pieces of the cake mix and flatten it out and place it on top of the strawberries and rhubarb. Continue to do that to cover the entire pan. It's too thick to spread with a spoon, so this is the best way.
  • Place into the preheated oven. Bake for 45 minutes until the edges are golden brown and the juice is bubbling up the sides.
  • Scoop into a bowl and serve with a scoop of ice cream!


Calories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 87mgPotassium: 150mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 330IUVitamin C: 30.2mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 0.3mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)


Similar Posts


  1. Hi Miranda just made it, had a huge batch of rhubarb to clean and freeze and I do not like shortcake recipes with biscuits to me that is not shortbread IMO. So I came across your recipe. I love the combination of both rhubarb and strawberries work well together. Your recipe is amazingly delicious. I will be making again. Luv luv it. Oh btw I used an offset spatula dipped the tip in a couple of inches of warm water and it spread much easier. It is so hard to find a traditional shortcake recipe w/o using biscuits these days. Thank you5 stars

  2. Looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up with us at Welcome Home Wednesdays, hope to see you again today!

  3. I'm going to make this for my dad for Fathers Day!! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  4. I see so many rhubarb recipes and I still haven't made anything with it. I need to give this a try. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

    1. Oh my gosh! You're missing out Erlene! Be prepared to use some sugar though, it can be soooo tart!

  5. I've never tried rhubarb before but this looks amazing and makes me want to try it! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating