Thursday, May 22, 2008

Aunt Deb's Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Would you believe -- I'm already picking rhubarb? And some of it's actually the rich, dark red that makes it so, so sweet and flavorful.

Bottom Layer:

Place these ingredients into a greased and floured 9X13 pan.
3 cups cut up rhubarb
60 mini marshmallows (or enough to cover bottom of pan)
3/4 cup sugar

Cake Batter:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening or butter
2 eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute
1/2 cup milk
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 3/4 cup flour

Cream sugar and shortening (or butter). Add eggs and milk. Stir in baking powder and flour. Spread evenly over rhubarb mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Serve upside down plain or with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Mmmm...delicious.

And if you think I'm kidding about how yummy this cake can be, I must tell you that I freeze rhubarb, too. A taste of summer can be delicious in the middle of a cold, snowier-than-usual winter like 2007 and 2008 delivered. Frozen rhubarb works in this recipe and many others. My backyard produces many of these delicious red stalks: too many to use up in June, July, and August. Right now, it's fresh. Next December? I'll dig into the freezer and make this again.
Did I mention that I compost the leaves?
Never mind. Go eat!

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Blogger Jill said...

Ooooooo... I am so bookmarking this recipe. I was just talking about rhubarb with my MIL this weekend!!

5/22/2008 2:35 PM  
Blogger said...

Mmmmmmmmm. Rhubarb! I love rhubarb, and I haven't had it in so long!!

5/22/2008 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yum! thank you for the recipe! I love that rhubarb. I'm blogging on this for eco-women on Monday. May I use your recipe and credit you and Aunt Deb?

5/23/2008 8:58 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

ooh, i'm going to remember this one...our farmer's market just put out fresh rhubarb and i've been craving it!

5/23/2008 10:04 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

ohhh I love rhubarb!

5/23/2008 4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I love rhubarb, and I'm married to a man who is literally addicted to strawberry rhubarb pie...sadly, I've not found any since moving to Texas.

I wonder if someone could ship it.

Oh, and thanks for your comment on my grilling post :)

5/25/2008 8:57 PM  

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