AMAZING Rhubarb & Ginger Upside-Down Cake

rhubarb_and_ginger_upside-down_cakeMy lovely in laws recently came to visit and off-loaded lots of rhubarb from their garden, which excited me no end. It meant Mr Thrifty had to make his famous Rhubarb and Ginger Upside Down Cake. Oh God, yes! Apparently Aldi currently have rhubarb in stock at bargain prices so if you don’t have any family to give it to you, you can still pick up some well priced nom-ness.
Be warned, when this is very hot it doesn’t look the most attractive but as it cools and the pink colour returns to the rhubarb it looks much nicer.

Rhubarb & Ginger Upside-Down Cake

cake_rhubarb_and_gingerWhat you will need:

- 170g unsalted butter
- 175g demerara sugar
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 175g self flour
- 150g of stewed rhubarb
- 1 tbsp of ground ginger


1. Preheat your oven to 180c.
2. Cream the butter and demerara sugar together until fluffy.
3. Beat in the eggs.
4. Fold in the flour and ginger.
5. Pour the stewed rhubarb into an 8inch oven-proof glass (or similar) dish.
6. Spoon the flour mixture over the top and level off.
7. Bake for 45mins.
8. Allow to cool for for a few mins.
9. Turn upside down and serve with custard. Personally I like it best cold, without custard.


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P.S. Enjoy!

P.P.S. Thanks Mr Thrifty, you sexy tasty food maker.



  1. What makes the top go all curly or is that just the way it was made?

  2. That looks amazing! I want to jump into the photo and stuff my face with yummy cake! I am definitely going to try this out but wf/gf flour. Yum! Thanks :)

  3. This sounds amazing. Definitely going to give it a go at the weekend. Thanks. X

  4. Oh gosh, this looks delicious!

  5. Yum, I love rhubarb and ginger. I have a crumble recipe somewhere which is really good if you’d like it? It has stem ginger in it – gorgeous.

  6. Oh my, this looks amazing! I bought a load of mahoosive rhubarb from a church plant sale in Prestwich at the weekend so need lots of recipes to use it up. Thanks!

  7. That look scrummy! We have lots of rhubarb growing at the allotment and I normally make a rhubarb and custard cake, which is devine.

    I shall be adding this to my rhubarb recipe collection.

    X x

  8. This looks very yummy indeed, I hope I can get my hands on some rhubarb to make some :)
    R xx

  9. I’m tempted to veganise this one, it looks so yummy! :)

  10. Ooh yummy! I am the lucky recipient of some lovely sticks of rhubarb courtesy of my friend’s Mother-in-law, and have made a crumble this weekend – will certainly try this!

  11. never had this before but looks yummy!


  12. This recipe looks fantastic! I am actually hosting a rhubarb linky party at as part of our Fresh Produce Tuesday series. I would love if you submitted this recipe!


  13. This looks delicious, I love rhubarb!
    I tried to use your ‘Pin It’ button but it won’t let me pin any of the images, I think it’s to with your Flickr settings. Just thought you might like to know :)


  14. Thank you for sharing this! My boss brought in a box of rhubarb from his allotment today – guess what I’ll be cooking at the weekend! Perfect timing.

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