Like Rhubarb Pie? You'll Love Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

May 26, 2016

Rhubarb is tart and sassy, and although it plays well with strawberries, it’s also perfectly content to stand on its own. Straight-Up Rhubarb Pie lets rhubarb shine, with just enough sugar and cinnamon to soften the tang.

If you appreciate rhubarb like this, on its own, without any distractions, you'll want to try Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake. The rhubarb simmers away in a bath of butter and sugar, but then instead of being tucked into a flaky pie crust, the slightly caramelized pieces are topped with clumps of batter and baked in the same cast iron skillet​ you cooked the rhubarb in (fewer dishes!). When it's done, the finished cake is flipped out of the skillet, showcasing the pink, jammy rhubarb on top​. It’s a comforting cake that's as fitting for dessert as it is for breakfast (just like rhubarb pie).

Have your pie, and eat cake, too:

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