The combination of saucy tart rhubarb and fluffy cake makes this wonderful Rhubarb Upside Down Cake. Mind you anything with rhubarb in it is wonderful in my books. This cake is the perfect recipe to make for a special dinner as it looks quite impressive even though the process of making it is quite simple. The rhubarb cooks at the bottom of the pan into a delicious sticky sauce which when you flip the cake out onto a serving plate makes a very pretty topping.
It is finally spring and that means all things rhubarb coming your way. Rhubarb is one of my favourite flavours to use in baking and it is best used fresh not frozen. This recipe for Rhubarb Loaf is one that I posted last spring but I have lightened it up and reduced the sweetness so that this loaf is now a perfect breakfast. Rhubarb is technically a vegetable so eating it for breakfast is definitely a good thing. Those little red gems of tartness add amazing taste but definitely need a little sugar to make the flavour zing.
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What would you expect 6 – 24 year old girls to be doing on a Friday night? Decorating Sugar Cookies probably wasn’t the first thing that popped into your mind. But here we are with my daughter Elizabeth and 5 of her girl friends enjoying their Friday night decorating cookies, drinking wine and eating nachos and dip. I think I learned a lot tonight from the wide variety of subjects they covered- amazing group of young ladies!
This Raspberry Coffee Cake is like one gigantic raspberry muffin that you can cut into any size you like. Depending on the time of day or your appetite you get to choose how big the piece will be. This recipe is one of those special ones that you get up in the middle of the night and eat a piece leaning over the kitchen sink to catch the crumbs so no one is the wiser in the morning. This Raspberry Coffee Cake is a little lighter than a previously posted coffee cake with raspberries in it. With no streusel topping, just a little sprinkling of brown sugar it is definitely easy to eat on the go. The batter is very thick but results in a light and airy cake- it is amazing what chemistry does.