In our climate, rhubarb is the first local food available, a reassuring sign that we have made it through another winter. Some rhubarb recipes use a pitifully small quantity of rhubarb. This rhubarb gingerbread upside down cake does justice to the fruity stem. A cake that would do well as a dessert served in squares with vanilla ice cream.
4 or 5 cups chopped rhubarb
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 35 to
Pan Type ~ 9-inch round pan
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!