Saturday, June 27, 2009

Upside Down Rhubarb Cake

"The secret to happiness
lies not in getting what you want,
but in wanting what you have"
Joanna Weaver


I got this recipe from my friend Wanda Enns. When she offers to bring something to a potluck, she is most likely to be asked to bring a dessert. That woman can bake! More often than not she makes something that no one has ever tried before, which is always a treat. I have been making this recipe for years and is enjoyed by all.

Base:
-4 cups rhubarb, finely chopped
-1 1/2 cups mini marshmallow
-1 cup sugar or 1 small pkg Strawberry Jello and sugar to = 1 cup
Dough:
-1/2 cup butter
-1 cup sugar
-2 eggs
-1tsp. vanilla
-1 1/3 cup flour
-1 Tbsp. baking powder
-1/2 tsp. salt
-1/4 cup milk
1-Spread first three ingredients in a well greased 9x13 pan.
2-Cream together butter and sugar* until well beaten and light
3- add egg, continue beating, add vanilla.
4-sift together dry ingredients, add alternately with milk.
5-dollop the dough over the rhubarb and spread gently to cover.
6-bake at 350 for 45 or until brown
7- cool before turning upside down

*I used jello and sugar to get that nice red color.

15 comments:

  1. I'm begging to be curious about that rhubard! I never seen it to sell. This cake looks yummy, but I don't know the rhubard flavor.

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  2. Oh boy, thanks for the recipe! This is one I'll definitely try.
    Michelle (the mom who really doesn't like to cook) in WA

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  3. wow, this has unique ideas to me .. the marshmallows in the base .. my rhubarb is nearly done. . .I wonder if I could find a few more stalks out there.

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  4. am i missing how much milk? thanks!

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  5. i fixed it......thanks for pointing out that error, the amount for milk is there now.

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  6. Another wonderful rhubarb recipe!

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  7. Oh... those ingredients have me curious... who would have thought-- rhubarb and marshmallows??
    Have to try it ...

    Talita - I served rhubarb to MS friends who had never seen it before and they said the flavor to them was similar to cherry...

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  8. Oh Charlotte, you have posted yet another winner. You always have an interesting twist to your recipes. This does indeed look good. Maybe a good one to bring in to work on Monday.....thanks.

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  9. I have never put marshmallows in a baked fruit recipe. I must try this. I looks so yummy! I love rhubarb and haven't had my fill yet this year. I'll need to visit my freezer:) Kathy

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  10. How cool is that? My daughter just posted this recipe on her blog last week. It's obviously a good recipe to make its appearance on more than one blog. She posted a picture of the empty dish which proved its popularity with her family.

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  11. Do you mix the first three things before spreading in or do you layer them? This looks so yummy and I can't wait to make it.

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  12. GR183-
    it doesn't matter if you mix it or layer it, it all comes out the same...enjoy

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  13. Just curious - did you use the strawberry jello or just plain sugar for the cake in the picture?

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  14. Just found your blog through Chocolate and Marmalade Rea, and certainly glad I did: this looks so good! Am on a rhubarb kick, so must try!

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