Rhubarb Upside Down Cake


Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake
Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

"Summer in Minnesota means rhubarb, it seems like almost every yard here has a rhubarb patch. If you don’t have one in your yard chances are there’s some in your neighbors yard. When I was a kid it was perfectly normal to grab a couple stalks of rhubarb and dunk the ends in a plate of sugar while we were playing outside. When I found this recipe for Rhubarb Upside Down Cake in the book Great Rhubarb Recipes it made me think of my grandma baking with rhubarb and I decided to try making it. I love the sweet and tart of rhubarb but when you mix it with this amazing cake batter it just melts in your mouth. I’ve seen recipes for dump cakes with rhubarb and a cake mix, which I might still try in the future but nothing beats the flavor of a homemade cake batter. I still have a lot more rhubarb to pick this year and a couple new rhubarb cookbooks so I’m sure I’ll be sharing more recipes. I just love that you can take a simple plant growing in your backyard and turn it into so many great desserts or snacks! Feel free to share your favorite rhubarb recipes or memories in the comments below. WHAT IS RHUBARB UPSIDE DOWN CAKE? Rhubarb Upside Down Cake is a wonderful dessert where the rhubarb is placed at the bottom of the baking pan before the batter is poured in. As the name suggests, once the cake is baked, it’s flipped over to reveal a gorgeous layer of caramelized rhubarb on top. This offers a unique combination of flavors, with the tartness of the rhubarb perfectly balancing the sweetness of the cake. It’s an appealing treat for both the eyes and the taste buds, serving as an excellent dessert for any occasion. "

Serves8 servings

Preparation Time20 min

Chilling Time1 hr

Cooking Time45 min


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups diced fresh rhubarb
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk

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