Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


12 servings

Updated: Aug. 17, 2023
I prepare this colorful dessert quite often in the late spring or summer when fresh rhubarb is abundant. I make this rhubarb cake with cake mix and take it to church potlucks. People actually line up for a piece. —Bonnie Krogman, Thompson Falls, Montana
Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed and drained
  • 1 package (6 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 package white or yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • Whipped topping, optional


  1. Place rhubarb in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with the gelatin, sugar and marshmallows. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; pour batter over marshmallows.
  2. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes; invert cake onto a serving plate. Serve with whipped topping if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 353 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.