May 04, 2017

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake
Rhubarb Upside-down Cake

There were a couple of requests from some family members over Easter for a Rhubarb Upsidedown Cake

Last week the rhubarb was not ready to be picked.

This week there was enough to make the cake

Everyone seems to love this recipe and I don't limit it to Rhubarb either.  Sometimes I make it with Peaches when they are in season, or Pineapple, or Mango.

The cake is baked in a large cast iron skillet.
Rhubarb Upside-down Cake

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

1/2 cup melted butter                             1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar                       1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 cups chopped rhubarb                        1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 eggs                                                   1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups white sugar                            3/4 cup milk scalded
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar, and 4 cups rhubarb in a cast-iron skillet.  Cook over medium heat until the butter and brown sugar have melted and the Rhubarb begins to cook.

In a bowl cream eggs and sugar.  Add vanilla and 1 1/2 tablespoon melted butter.  Mix well.

In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Add alternately with the scalded milk into the bowl with the egg mixture.  Beat well after each addition.

Pour cake mixture over the rhubarb mixture in the skillet.

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees.  Bake for 45 minutes or until the cake tests done.
Rhubarb Upside-down Cake

Remove from oven and immediately invert onto a serving plate.
Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake


You will need a minimum 14" cast-iron skillet to make this cake.

I have made it in two smaller skillets - but baking time is reduced to about 25 minutes to 35 minutes.

I like making two cakes because we have one to eat and one to give away.

I hope you try and enjoy this recipe.
Rhubarb Upside-down Cake

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Jeanie said...

I have never cooked with rhubarb but your post instructions are so clear it doesn't seem nearly so intimidating -- and it looks delicious!

Barbara said...

Not everyone likes rhubarb, Jeanie. The cake is really good, though, so you could try making it with a different fruit. I like it with peaches and pineapple too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Grammy Dee said...

This looks interesting and possibly tasty, I say that as I've never tasted rhubarb. Thank you Barbara for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. I shared your post.

Barbara said...

Rhubarb is a little different from other fruits. It is actually not a fruit, but, a vegetable. We tend to treat it as a fruit, although it has to be sweetened. You could use any fruit you like in this recipe, Grammy.

Christie Hawkes said...

Looks delicious! I tried rhubarb in a pie once long ago, but I've never made anything with it myself. I'm tempted to give it a try. Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I've shared this post on social media.

retirementreflections said...

I was wondering what I could do with the rhubarb growing in my yard!
Thanks for sharing this #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

Barbara said...

Thanks, Christie, for taking the time to comment. This is really good. I hope you enjoy it.

Barbara said...

Rhubarb grows so easily and faithfully comes up each spring. It is good to have a few recipes in your repertoire that include rhubarb. Thanks for stopping by.

Barbara said...

Thanks, Christie, for taking the time to comment. This is really good. I hope you enjoy it.

Sue Loncaric said...

I haven't had rhubarb for years but your cake looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I'm pinning and sharing.
Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

Clearissa Coward said...

This looks yummy! I have never tried rhubarb pie before but this makes it look worth while. Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty! I have shared on social media.

Barbara said...

Thank you, Sue. Have a great weekend.

Barbara said...

Thank you, Clarissa. Have a great weekend.

Lori G. Hill said...

I need to make this. I have rubarb in my garden that I never use.

Barbara said...

I hope you enjoy this recipe, Lori.

Grammy Dee said...

Thanks Barbara for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

Barbara said...

Thank you for sharing this post. Have a great week. said...

This is probably surprising, but I have never tasted rhubarb! This cake looks so delicious though, it would be a very good time to start! Thank you for sharing at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

Barbara said...

I have been surprised by the number of readers who have not tried rhubarb. Perhaps it is a geographical thing. It grows so abundantly here and we use it often. I hope you have a chance to try it sometime. It is quite good, but needs sweetening.