Upside Down Rhubarb Cake

"The secret to happiness
lies not in getting what you want,
but in wanting what you have"
Joanna Weaver

I got this recipe from my friend Wanda Enns. When she offers to bring something to a potluck, she is most likely to be asked to bring a dessert. That woman can bake! More often than not she makes something that no one has ever tried before, which is always a treat. I have been making this recipe for years and is enjoyed by all.

-4 cups rhubarb, finely chopped
-1 1/2 cups mini marshmallow
-1 cup sugar or 1 small pkg Strawberry Jello and sugar to = 1 cup
-1/2 cup butter
-1 cup sugar
-2 eggs
-1tsp. vanilla
-1 1/3 cup flour
-1 Tbsp. baking powder
-1/2 tsp. salt
-1/4 cup milk
1-Spread first three ingredients in a well greased 9x13 pan.
2-Cream together butter and sugar* until well beaten and light
3- add egg, continue beating, add vanilla.
4-sift together dry ingredients, add alternately with milk.
5-dollop the dough over the rhubarb and spread gently to cover.
6-bake at 350 for 45 or until brown
7- cool before turning upside down

*I used jello and sugar to get that nice red color.


  1. I'm begging to be curious about that rhubard! I never seen it to sell. This cake looks yummy, but I don't know the rhubard flavor.

  2. Oh boy, thanks for the recipe! This is one I'll definitely try.
    Michelle (the mom who really doesn't like to cook) in WA

  3. wow, this has unique ideas to me .. the marshmallows in the base .. my rhubarb is nearly done. . .I wonder if I could find a few more stalks out there.

  4. am i missing how much milk? thanks!

  5. i fixed it......thanks for pointing out that error, the amount for milk is there now.

  6. Another wonderful rhubarb recipe!

  7. Oh... those ingredients have me curious... who would have thought-- rhubarb and marshmallows??
    Have to try it ...

    Talita - I served rhubarb to MS friends who had never seen it before and they said the flavor to them was similar to cherry...

  8. Oh Charlotte, you have posted yet another winner. You always have an interesting twist to your recipes. This does indeed look good. Maybe a good one to bring in to work on Monday.....thanks.

  9. I have never put marshmallows in a baked fruit recipe. I must try this. I looks so yummy! I love rhubarb and haven't had my fill yet this year. I'll need to visit my freezer:) Kathy

  10. How cool is that? My daughter just posted this recipe on her blog last week. It's obviously a good recipe to make its appearance on more than one blog. She posted a picture of the empty dish which proved its popularity with her family.

  11. Do you mix the first three things before spreading in or do you layer them? This looks so yummy and I can't wait to make it.

  12. GR183-
    it doesn't matter if you mix it or layer it, it all comes out the same...enjoy

  13. Just curious - did you use the strawberry jello or just plain sugar for the cake in the picture?

  14. Just found your blog through Chocolate and Marmalade Rea, and certainly glad I did: this looks so good! Am on a rhubarb kick, so must try!