Rhubarb Upside Down Cake III

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake III

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"My mom has always made this cake during rhubarb season. It's the yummiest rhubarb cake I've ever had! It's especially good after it's been chilled in the refrigerator. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 221 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 221 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 46g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 220 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the rhubarb, sugar, marshmallows and dry strawberry flavored gelatin. Pour into the bottom of the prepared pan, and distribute evenly. Mix cake batter according to package directions; pour over the ingredients in the pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Run a knife around the outer edge of the cake to loosen; turn out onto a large serving plate while still hot. Allow the cake to cool before serving.
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  1. 27 Ratings


I gave this recipe 4 stars only because I changed a lot of things in it but the end result was definitely 5 stars! Here's what I did. I put in 2 cups of rhubarb with 3 cups of crushed pineapple. I did NOT put in marshmallows. I used the reserved pineapple juice in the cake mix instead of water. I have 4 kids (8 years old and younger) who loved this recipe. They loved the red glaze on top. And had me make it for their slumber party. 2 of the kids at the party told me they hated rhubarb but loved my cake. I'm definitely going to do this more often.


I have this recipe and just tried it out a week ago....tastes great. What I did different on mine was first arrange chopped rhubarb in pan, then mix jello (I used sugar free raspberry)with the sugar, sprinkle that over the rhubarb, then sprinkle the marshmallows over that evenly, then spread the cake batter. After baking, COOL for 10 minutes, then run your knife around the edges and invert onto a foil covered cookie sheet (or whatever you plan to use). Then I covered mine with Saran Wrap and placed it in the fridge to cool completely. Serve cold and store it in the refrigerator! Great recipe!

Robyn Prasnicki Beck

This cake is an awesome use of rhubarb! Both my husband and I loved it! I used sugar-free gelatin (instead of regular) and a white cake mix (instead of the yellow), but it still turned out great! I was amazed that you couldn't even tell there were marshmallows in the recipe. For some it may be a bit tart, but I thought it was a perfect mix of sugar and rhubarb.