Rhubarb Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Cindi Bauer


I "love" rhubarb! And I love this cake, it's not too sweet, and not too tart! Hubby says it's a nice moist cake.

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1-18.25 oz box
pillsbury golden butter cake mix
1 c
water (or 1 cup of reserved pineapple juice)
1/3 c
softened butter
3 large
3 c
thinly sliced rhubarb (do not use frozen)
1 (20 oz.)
can crushed pineapple, drained & reserving juice
1/3 c
granulated sugar
1/3 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 (3 oz.) box
strawberry jell-o gelatin
cool whip or reddi wip, to garnish cake


1Preheat the oven to 350ยบ.
2Grease one 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Set pan a side.
3In a large bowl blend together just until moist, the cake mix, the water (or the reserved pineapple juice), softened butter, and eggs. Then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Set bowl a side.
4In a medium size bowl mix together by hand, the rhubarb, crushed pineapple, granulated sugar and brown sugar, plus the strawberry jell-o.
5Pour the rhubarb mixture into the already greased baking pan. Spread mixture evenly in pan.
6Now pour the cake batter over the rhubarb mixture. Using the back-side of a tablespoon; spread the cake batter evenly over the rhubarb mixture.
7Bake in oven for 55 minutes. Cake should look golden brown in color when done baking. If need be, do the toothpick test in center of cake, to be sure cake is done baking. (Mine was done baking within 55 minutes.)
8Let cake sit to cool down a bit before serving. Either serve cake while it's still warm, or cool completely then serve. Or refrigerate to serve later. (Refigerate any leftover cake.)
9Top cake with a dollop of Cool Whip, or with a bit of Reddi Wip Whipped Topping.
10*Note: Be sure to thoroughly drain the juice from the canned pineapple. I use a mesh colander to drain the pineapple in, plus I press down the crushed pineapple with a spoon. From that, I got exactly 1-cup of juice to add to the cake mix, instead of adding water.
Also, the canned crushed pineapple I used, stated on the label... Natural Juice No Sugar Added, and the brand I used was... Liberty Gold.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy