Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

May/June 2013

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This strawberry and rhubarb upside-down cake recipe highlights how delicious strawberries and rhubarb taste together. If you can’t find rhubarb, substitute an equal amount of any kind of berry or even fresh figs. This upside-down cake still tastes great the next day when the juiciness of the fruit has had time to marry with the moist olive oil cake.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

6 Reviews for Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Delicious Cake with less oil

I went back to my June 2013 magazine to find this recipe after reading in another issue that it was the most pinned of that issue. Since I have two rhubarb plants successfully moved from Maine to CT, and since I wasn't allowed to harvest any stalks last year, I was excited that this year produced a bumper crop.
My only issue with the recipe was the 2/3 cup of olive oil and the amount of brown sugar. I followed the recipe exactly except for reducing the olive oil (used light) to 1/4 cup, cut the brown sugar to 1/2 cup, and added an 8 oz. cup of chunky applesauce from a six-pack of cups. I also sprayed a bit of whipped cream on the cake before serving. My husband, famous for giving my culinary attempts an "adequate" rating, deemed it very good!

Seemed to be just fine with modifications, fruity, moist, delicious
Very yummy

This was an easy and delicious cake. The flavor of the batter was very good. This could easily be made with other fruit.

Easy to make

I admit that I consider most recipes just a suggestion. This one looked great, but I didn't have any strawberries in house. Here is how I adapted the recipe:
1. Cut an 8-ounce can of pineapple slices into tidbits and used in place of the strawberries
2. Used the pineapple juice in place of most of the OJ and reduced the juice by 1/2 based on other reviews
3. Added cinnamon to both the fruit and the batter
4. Replace granulated with brown sugar in the fruit

Other than that...I followed the recipe exactly. The result was delicious. I served slices with vanilla gelato. Yummy!

Easy, quick, adaptable
Good Flavor

As the other reviewer mentioned, I will decrease the orange juice by 1/4-1/2 c. There was too much liquid.

Wonderful orange taste
Great Taste, Too Wet

I have to agree with the other review. Too much liquid and I will also reduce the orange juice by at least 1/4 cup. Otherwise the flavor was wonderful!


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