Saturday, October 24, 2009

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

We have rhubarb in the garden and found this recipe on Good Housekeeping for an upside down cake. We loved the recipe the topping was jam like and the cake was moist and tender. We added Strawberries to this recipe.

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake


3 tbsp. butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1/2 lb. rhubarb
1/2 lb. strawberries
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 large eggs, separated
1 cup) granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk


Preheat oven to 350ยบ .

In 12-inch nonstick skillet with oven-safe handle, melt 3 tablespoons butter on medium, swirling to coat side of pan. Sprinkle brown sugar over melted butter and continue to cook 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar begins to melt, stirring constantly.

Remove skillet from heat.

Trim tough stem ends from rhubarb stalks. Place rhubarb stalks in skillet in parallel rows across top of sugar mixture, cutting and piecing together stalks as necessary to almost completely cover bottom of skillet. Add your strawberries in this step as well.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.

In small bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat egg whites until foamy.

Increase speed to medium-high, and beat until soft peaks form.

Beat in 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and beat until whites stand in stiff peaks when beaters are lifted.

In large bowl, with mixer on low speed, beat remaining 1/2 cup butter and remaining 3/4 cup granulated sugar until blended.

Increase speed to medium; beat 3 minutes or until light and fluffy and a pale lemon color, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.

Beat in egg yolks, 1 at a time, and vanilla until well blended.

Reduce speed to low. Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk just until blended, occasionally scraping bowl.

Stir in 1 large spoonful beaten whites to loosen batter slightly.

Then, with rubber spatula, fold in remaining whites, half at a time, just until blended.

Transfer batter to skillet and spread evenly.

Bake 38 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

Cool cake in skillet on wire rack 10 minutes.

Invert cake onto platter and remove skillet; cool slightly, about 30 minutes, to serve warm, or cool completely, about 2 hours, to serve at room temperature.


Rosemary said...

Strawberries and rhubarb are a nice combo.

Rosanne said...

Yum! My daughter(and I would love this reicpe!)

Katy ~ said...

I enlarged the picture so that it filled up my entire screen, grins. This cake looks delicious! I love strawberry and rhubarb together. It sounds fabulous in a cake!!

Rylan said...

I just have to have a bite of those. Nice combo! love it.

Paris Pastry said...

I love upside-down cakes! Makes me wanna bake a Tarte Tartin!

Hendria said...

Katy....Thank you for the comment...The cake was very good.

Rylan.....Thank you for the comment..I would love to give you a slice... :)

Paris Pastry...Thank you for the comment .... A Tarte Tartin would be wonderful. :)


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