Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake #SundaySupper

strawberry rhubarb upside down cake
This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals. All opinions are my own.
My Mom used to say the same thing every year around this time, “Spring is sprung, the grass is ris. I wonder where the birdies is!” I’m not sure where the birdies are today, but I know the Sunday Supper Movement has spring on its mind!
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Nothing screams, “Spring is here,” like strawberries and rhubarb. These beauties both appear locally starting in early spring and fade away by the time the heat of summer takes over.
The family next door to us when I was little, used to grow rhubarb plants with the leaves getting big enough to wrap around yourself. I was skinny, but still.
If you know anything about rhubarb, its probably that it has a refreshing but tart taste. As good as it is I can’t eat it alone. It needs a bit of sugar.
strawberry rhubarb dixie
When Dixie Crystals chose to sponsor us for a “Springtime Sweets” event, I was thrilled!
I knew exactly what to make. Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake! I knew I wanted moist, spongy cake topped with gooey, buttery brown sugar glazed fruit.
strawberry rhubarb upside down cake plated
strawberry rhubarb whole
I’ve made all kinds of fruited Upside Down Cakes but never this combination. Hey, its spring. Time to try new things!

Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake
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  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup rhubarb, cut into ¼-inch pieces
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Place rhubarb pieces in a 1 quart saucepan and add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook about 1 minute only long enough to soften. Drain.
  2. Pour melted butter into an ungreased 8-inch cake can. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  3. Arrange strawberry slices on top of brown sugar. Sprinkle on rhubarb between strawberry slices.
  1. Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored. Gradually beat in sugar.
  2. Add juice and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients into wet mixture.
  5. Pour batter into pan and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool pan on a rack for 3 to 4 minutes then flip onto serving dish.
  7. Do not remove pan for 10 minutes so glaze drips down and covers cake.
  8. Remove pan and enjoy!

strawberry rhubarb upside down cake slice
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This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals. All opinions are my own.

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43 Responses to Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake #SundaySupper

  1. Renee says:

    I’m not usually a fan of rhubarb but this may just be the cake that gets me to enjoy it. Upside down cakes are so much fun to make too.
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  3. You know I still have not tried rhubarb. This cake looks like a fantastic way to try something new!
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  8. Well that makes 3 – I have never tried rhubarb…It’s officially on my bucket list because this looks delicious!
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  11. I’ve been seeing a lot of rhubarb in the stores too. It must mean spring is trying to come! This cake is beautiful! I wish I had some for breakfast.
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  13. Nothing goes together better than strawberries and rhubarb! love this! looks so delicious!
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  15. I adore rhubarb and haven’t bought any yet! Fixing that problem with YOUR cake!
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  16. Liz says:

    Your strawberry-rhubarb upside down cake sure trumps the pineapple version of my youth! It looks amazing!!!
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  18. mmmm…. I have never made a rhubarb cake and you have totally inspired me!!
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  19. I actually just had my first ever taste of rhubarb last year, and it was so good! I only had a few bites (in a rhubarb crumble), but I want to start cooking with it myself this year.
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  20. Hezzi-D says:

    Strawberry rhubarb has to be one of my all time favorite combinations! This cake looks amazing.
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  21. Loving this cake! Loving all the fruit in it!

  22. I think the birdies is in Florida, they were singing outside my window this morning while I was trying to sleep.

    I don’t know that I have tried rhubarb, but since it seems to pair so well with strawberries I know I will love it. Looks delish.
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  23. You know, I never tried rhubarb until about 2 years ago. I was pleasantly surprised with how yummy it was!
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  24. I’ve been wanting to do a rhubarb upside down cake for ages, and this version looks so great! Can’t wait to try it.
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  25. Carla says:

    I’ve been keeping an eye out for rhubarb but nothing yet. I’ve made strawberry upside down cake but haven’t paired it with rhubarb yet. Love this cake!
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  26. Shaina says:

    Yum!!! Looks delicious
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  28. Yum! I love upside down cakes, but I’ve never thought to use strawberry and rhubarb! This looks fantastic!
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  29. This looks absolutely luscious — we’re on the same rhubarb-lovin’ page today :)
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  30. Susan says:

    Just cut me a slice of that cake! That strawberry rhubarb combination is calling out my name.
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  32. CJ says:

    Not sure what I did wrong but it did not turn out. In your recipe, you say beat the eggs and then gradually add the sugar. What sugar? I didn’t see anything other than the brown sugar at the top of the recipe, which I thought was for the very bottom of the cake. Because I didn’t see any other sugar listed in the recipe, I used brown sugar and that’s probably why my cake ex didn’t turn out. :(

    • I’m sorry your cake didn’t turn out. I see what happened. When the recipe copied it cut off the 2/3 cup sugar in the ingredients list. I’m glad you brought this to my attention. I fixed it. I hate to see that you wasted money and time. CJ I’d like to reimburse you for the ingredients. Please email me your address or paypal address at with the subject cake and I’ll send your cost.

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