I’m going to put this out here right away- this is NOT a healthy, “clean” recipe. No where even close. In fact, it would be the opposite of clean based on the jello and mini marshmellows. Still with me? Good.
I was at dinner last night at my friend Crystals and I brought her a few bags of Rhubarb. I scored a major case of it earlier this summer, chopped it up and froze for me and my northern friends. I probably need to tell you about Crystal before I go any further. One, she is an amazing cook. Two, she exercises like a freak show with four babies is in better shape than I ever hope to be in my life. Three, she eats clean.
ALL of that being said. she made for me her Grandmas Famous Upside Down Rhubarb Cake. This is so freaking delicious and not at all healthy. I mean, just plan on strapping on your running shoes, because you are going to have a hard time just eating one piece.
Instructions (more or less as I was hanging out with her kids while she was tossing this together)
1 Box of White Cake Mix plus all the crap for the cake mix.
2 cups chopped rhubarb
1 box strawberry jello
few handfuls of mini marshmellows.
Ready for the incredibly complicated assembly?
Preheat your oven to the temp that your cake mix requires. (Crystal says 325 for 35-40 minutes ish)
Spray a 9*13 pan with whatever spray mix of choice
Toss the 2 c of rhubarb on the bottom of the pan
Sprinkle entire box of jello over rhubarb
Cover mixture with a layer of mini marshmellows.
Make cake mix according to directions.
Pour said cake mix over concoction
Toss in oven.
Set timer. Don’t go out to the pool and forget about the cake like we almost did.
Shove your face in the goodness.
If you are really into living on the edge, I could see that cool-whip would be rather sassy on top of this.