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Print This Delicious and Healthy Rhubarb Gingerbread Upside Down Cake Recipe

Rhubarb Gingerbread Upside Down Cake Recipe

Rhubarb Gingerbread Upside Down Cake

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
1 cup organic refined sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups Unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup Unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup Molasses
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup Buttermilk, or eggnog

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 35 to
Pan Type ~ 9-inch round pan
Preheat the oven, Melt the butter in a 9 X 9 inch baking pan,
Combine the diced rhubarb and 1 cup of sugar mix together and spread over the melted butter, covering the bottom of the pan.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spices. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream the 1/4 cup butter and molasses until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk, mixing to form a thick, smooth batter. Spread batter evenly over rhubarb.

Bake rhubarb gingerbread cake until the cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool 5 minutes, then invert the cake onto a large serving platter. Serve Rhubarb Gingerbread Upside Down Cake warm, with whipped topping of a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
9 Servings
Nutrition facts: for Rhubarb Gingerbread Upside Down Cake
Serving Size 178 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376
Calories from Fat 102
Total Fat 11.3g 17%
Saturated Fat 6.8g 34%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 238mg 10%
Potassium 637mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 67.7g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 7%
Sugars 45.2g
Protein 4.1g
Vitamin A 8% • Vitamin C 9% • Calcium 18% • Iron 12%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

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