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Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • rena 55
    Apr 27, 2020

    My husband does not care for Rhubarb, but this was one way he would eat it! Easy and uses pantry staples! Very tasty and refreshing!

  • hardtouse
    May 27, 2015

    easy to make and was a beautiful red color when done. Very moist and rhubarb was not overpowering. All my "tasters" loved it. Will definitely make again!

  • trioak
    May 19, 2013

    I make this cake several times a summer, especially when there's fresh rhubarb available. It works well with frozen too, but fresh is always better. I get a lot of compliments on it and even people who say they don't like rhubarb tell me how much they like it.

  • Deserthen
    May 5, 2013

    I made this recipe years ago after finding it in Quick Cooking. It was a favorite, but I lost the recipe. We ended up with some fresh rhubarb and my daughter asked me to make this recipe. I went to Taste of Home and did a search and found it right away! I made the cake today and everyone is thrilled. The house smelled yummy while it was cooking! This recipe is so easy and so, so, very good!

  • candyandykaytuck
    Jun 24, 2012

    This recipe was easy to make and absolutely delicious. I added fresh chopped strawberries with the rhubarb. Soooo yummy

  • woitte
    Jun 13, 2011

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  • Tatum09
    May 21, 2011

    Great cake to serve for friends and family. I made it for large crowds for a pot luck and it was the first thing to go. Hint with the cake mix, If you use a box mix supliment the oil with apple sause. It makes the cake moist and better for ya.

  • lfuhrman98
    May 15, 2011

    This has become a family favorite here. It is so easy to make and quickly dissappears in our house. Our rhubarb thrives all summer long and I used to just let it go after a few cuttings. I now make this cake several times through out the summer now and it never goes to waste.

  • lfuhrman98
    May 15, 2011

    This has become a family favorite here. It is so easy to make and quickly dissappears in our house. Our rhubarb thrives all summer long and I used to just let it go after a few cuttings. I now make this cake several times through out the summer now and it never goes to waste.

  • lfuhrman98
    May 15, 2011

    This has become a family favorite here. It is so easy to make and quickly dissappears in our house. Our rhubarb thrives all summer long and I used to just let it go after a few cuttings. I now make this cake several times through out the summer now and it never goes to waste.