What do you do when an upside down cake is upside down for the seasons?
The Rhubarb Upside Down Cake version sounded really good.
Hothouse rhubarb, however, is finished for the season and field rhubarb isn't ready yet.
Not a stalk of frozen rhubarb in town .
So onto cranberries which are pretty scarce this time of year.
Five dollars for a bag of frozen cranberries and they weren't even organic!
I was just happy to find them.
The Bake was on for the Alpha Bakers
So first the upside down sugar part gets cooked. Poured into a prepared cake pan the cranberries are scattered on top.
A very simple sour cream and butter cake batter is mixed together to spread over the cranberry confection.
After thirty minutes in the oven it comes out to be glazed with raspberry preserves.
While it cools, raspberry Italian meringue is whipped up.
I'm not crazy about meringue. This however, is not like regular meringue.
It's thicker, denser and has an altogether different flavor.
Some of us didn't wait for the topping.
And had to have another slice for comparison.
Definitely going on the holiday list. It's vibrant in color with delightful flavors.
Perfect for gray winter days. And not so bad for spring.
This cake was a big success. We all loved it!
Still I can't wait to try it with fresh rhubarb.
The Baking Bible is available to buy at all the usual places.