Rhubarb Upside Down Brown Sugar Cake

This week on Tuesdays with Dorie we are baking Rhubarb Upside Down Brown Sugar Cake from Baking Chez Moi.  When this recipe was picked I casually checked the grocery stores to see if rhubarb was available and it was.  But as luck would have it the week I need to buy it I can’t find it. My husband and I called several stores to find some and luckily store number six had some.  I am not sure what the problem is with rhubarb in California but suddenly our supplies ran out.

One pound of rhubarb and 1/2 cup sugar are marinated for 30 minutes to make a syrup. Then drained.

Butter is melted in a pan and 1/4 cup sugar is added then cooked until it starts to brown.  Then the drained rhubarb, butter and sugar mixture is cooked for about 3 minutes or until the rhubarb is softened.

The cooked rhubarb is put into the bottom of a buttered 9 inch cake pan.

My upside down cake came out perfect.  I opted to brush my cake with some melted apple jelly which did give it a nice glossy look.  I served it with Dorie’s suggestion of strawberries and whipped cream.  The group really noticed the citrus flavor from the orange rind and liked it. I thought all the flavors worked really well together; rhubarb, orange, strawberries, cake and cream. What’s not to like? I would definitely make it again.

Tuesdays With Dorie is an international baking group working our way through Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan.  To see what others did in this group go here.


9 Comments Add yours

  1. Your cake looks lovely. We do not have any rhubarb until July so I did not make this week's assignement. Good for you not giving up until you found the rhubarb.


  2. Anonymous says:

    I found the rhubarb but not the apply jelly-go figure. Calling six stores is some commitment right there.


  3. Your cake is lovely and your rhubarb is so very pink! Mine was green still!


  4. Your cake looks so yummy! I'm impressed that you looked through 6 stores to find rhubarb!


  5. Zosia says:

    Your cake looks beautiful. At least when you finally found the rhubarb, it was gorgeous red stalks!


  6. Nana says:

    Your cake turned out lovely, and the apple jelly really gave it a nice glaze.


  7. Cakelaw says:

    Your cake looks delish Diane – glad you enjoyed it.


  8. Anonymous says:

    This really was a good cake, wasn't it? And easy too, at least once you finally found the rhubarb!


  9. Anonymous says:

    That's dedication – six stores! I'm glad that I had some ready in the back yard when I made it. I love all the choices you made for this cake. It sounds wonderful!


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