Dawn_1Written by Dawn Caldwell.

The whole family has been so busy the last few months. I just keep chugging along, doing what I do: being a mom and a wife and trying my best to keep everyone happy, which in turn, makes me happy. Click here to read what’s been going on our farm.




One thing that made everyone happy in my family was this AMAZING Rhubarb Upside Down Cake! You can use fresh or frozen, but you must try it!

AMAZING Rhubarb Upside Down Cake


6 cups diced rhubarb, fresh or frozen

1 box strawberry jello (small)

3 cups miniature marshmallows

1 box cake mix (can be yellow, white, or vanilla)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease 9×13 pan.

  3. Cover bottom of pan with rhubarb.

  4. Cover the rhubarb with a small box of strawberry jello.

  5. Layer in miniature marshmallows.

  6. In a separate bowl, mix the cake mix according to box directions and pour over the marshmallows.

  7. Bake for approximately 40 to 50 minutes or until cake is golden. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and turn out onto a tray.



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