Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Rhubarb upside down cake

I made this today for my Mum who had offered to babysit while I went and had my hair done.  Rhubarb and ginger is her favourite combo and so this seemed liked a good thank you gift for her!

You will need...

2lb Loaf tin, lined with baking paper

4 sticks of rhubarb, cut into lengths
2tbsp soft brown sugar
85g soft unsalted butter
85g stork for baking
170g caster sugar
3 eggs
170g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground ginger
a splash of milk

Toasted flaked almonds and icing sugar to decorate

Pre heat the oven to 160 ° (fan)

1. Place the rhubarb in the bottom of the tin in a nice pattern, I did a checker board effect, and sprinkle over the soft brown sugar.

2. Beat together the butter, stork and sugar until light and fluffy.

3.In a separate bowl, sieve together the flour, baking powder and ginger.

4. Add in 1 egg at a time, with 1 tbsp at a time of the dry ingredients.

5. Fold in the remaining flour and add the milk at the end.

6. Spoon the mix over the rhubarb and bake in the pre heated oven for 45 minutes.

7. Turn the cake out onto a plate, sprinkle over the toasted almonds and dust with icing sugar.

A perfect gift for a willing babysitter!



  1. ooo, rhubarb and ginger, what a fab combination! And I wish I could pay my babysitters in cake, it would save me a fortune :-)

    Love the KitchenAid bowl shown in the background on your blog; is that an actual KitchenAid bowl? My inner shopaholic is excited!

    Pig x

  2. I made this and it was AMAZING!! My housemates and I ate it all in one evening. I wish I was paid in cake to babysit. (But only good cake. I'd rather money than bad cake).

  3. i wish i liked rhubarb as this looks so nice