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Sunday, 5 May 2019

Strawberry and Rhubarb Upside-Down Low Carb Cake


My dear mum used to make delicious upside down cakes, I think a pineapple one was her favourite … but I feel sure she may well have enjoyed this one too! It's a recipe idea for a Low-Carb Strawberry and Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake. It can make a delicious dessert and because it's only 4g net carbs per serving, could fit into your low carb menu plans well.  So if you like the sound of this delicious spring dessert, which may be served warm or cold … please read on.

First of all - did you know that the rhubarb plant, with edible, long, fleshy, petioles is classified as a vegetable and not a fruit! Because it is a very versatile vegetable, and used for baking pies, cakes, muffins, breads, cookies, and more, it is often thought of as a fruit - however, rhubarb is a vegetable! 



Nutritionally, it is low in calories, and this vegetable is made up of about 95% water, and is quite acidic (pH 3.1). The acid is usually well offset by the addition of sugar or sweetener when it is baked or stewed, or used as an ingredient in any recipe. An alternative to using granulated sugar when sweetening is to sweeten it by combining it with other, sweeter foods, such as strawberries, apples, peaches, or other fruits. Or try sugar substitutes, for those living the LCHF lifestyle many will have their own preferred sweetener. 

Ingredients:
Serves Eight
1/4 cup granulated stevia/erythritol blend (e.g. Pyure)
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
8 ounces fresh rhubarb thinly sliced
4 ounces fresh strawberries hulled and sliced
1 1/2 cup super fine almond flour
1/3 cup granulated erythritol/stevia blend
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup unsweetened original almond milk (or other milk of choice)
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon whiskey (optional--if not using, add an additional tablespoon of almond milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil melted
Nutritional Details:
Per serving size: 1/8th of the cake.

Fat 15g Carbs 7g Fibre 3g Protein 7g Net carbs 4g
Need help with weight/measurement conversion:
see here
Recipe Instructions:
With a step by step guide can be found here

 

Strawberries have a long history and have been enjoyed since the Roman times. Like many other fruits, strawberries make their claim in history as a luxury item enjoyed only by royalty. It has been alleged that newly weds were entitled to strawberries with soured cream as a wedding breakfast, believing them to be an aphrodisiac. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K as well as providing a good dose of fibre, folic acid, manganese and potassium.
Read more about Strawberries here

This blog brings a variety of articles and recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use a reliable meter.

All the best Jan

39 comments:

Mary Kirkland said...

That sounds so good.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I think my rhubarb is pretty close. I like wine made of rhubarb.
Coffee is on

sandy said...

love rhubarb - didn't know it until last year when my son made a rhubarb pie. yum.

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds very delicious. Valerie

Miss Val's Creations said...

This looks delicious!

Sue said...

This looks delicious, my Grandad always grew his own Rhubarb so I've grown up loving it x

Snowbird said...

That looks lovely.xxx

Christine said...

I should hunt down some rhubarb, this looks so good.

Elephant's Child said...

It is years since I have seen an upside down cake. Thanks for the reminder.

kathyinozarks said...

I love these two fruits together-thanks for the recipe

CJ Kennedy said...

My elderly neighbor used to have rhubarb in her garden. She gave me some and a recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie. I think she would have loved the cake.

Tom said...

...two flavors that can't be beat.

My name is Erika. said...

Strawberries and rhubarb are the perfect combo. This cake looks delicious. I just had dinner and now I could use a little dessert. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

Lady Caer Morganna said...

This recipe looks really delicious - well worth a try!

magiceye said...

Deliciously healthy!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I love rhubarb. And all upside down cakes.

God bless.

Chris Lally said...

Oh... my... goodness!!!
Thank you, Jan :)

gloriadelpilar_1994@yahoo.com said...

This looks really delicious !

Margaret D said...

Looks devine, love rhubarb.

Sami said...

Love rhubarb and they are in season now, so will have to try out this one. Thanks Jan

RO said...

I would definitely give this one a try! Hugs...RO

Jo said...

Yum, delicious, I do love rhubarb.

Ygraine said...

This looks absolutely scrumptious!
I haven't had rhubarb for ages...I am inspired to go out and buy some today!
Thank you so much.😊😊

mxtodis123 said...

Oh, so yummy. Haven't had rhubarb since I was a kid.

JFM/Jan said...

I must try this...yummm!!!

Hugs 💮

Sandra said...

Oh yum. My mom made pineapple upside down cake too:)

Carla from The River said...

I will be trying this!! Rhubarb season is just about here! It is growing well. :-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I will eat pineapple upside down cake in a heartbeat, but the only way I like strawberries is with their little green caps on them. My grandmother had rhubarb in her garden and used to make rhubarb pies and cakes. To this day I don't care for rhubarb. This is one I will gladly pass on, but will join you in pineapple upside down cake any day, Jan.

Jordi López Pérez said...

Buen reportaje. Como siempre!
Saludos.

Marfi-topia said...

wonderful recipe! thank you for sharing it..you know, I've never tasted rhubarb before?

Lowcarb team member said...

Jordi López Pérez said...
Buen reportaje. Como siempre!
Saludos

Google translate:
Good news. As always!
Best regards.

bill burke said...

Oh, the looks good, I'll have to give it a try.
Thanks for the recipe.

William Kendall said...

Admittedly I have never been fond of rhubarb.

happyone said...

I just got the first bunch of rhubarb out of the garden today. Love it!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Rhubarb and strawberries seem to go together so well!

Lady Fi said...

Delicious treat!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sounds delish Jan, bookmarking for sure!

Little Wandering Wren said...

Anything upside down under a cake works well for me, interesting your recipe has stevia, I have never used this, and must try.
Thanks for the hint.
Wren x

baili said...

how sweet that your mom used to make many kinds of cakes for you dear Jan!

i find this one so amazing and totally new to me
i hope i can find the rhubarb around