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Although this was not what I had in mind as I down-dogged and tree-posed, I was more than happy with how it turned out. Raspberries and rhubarb are a wonderful pair (am I the last to find out?), so much so that I am now planning to freeze some rhubarb for raspberry season!
I don't know about you, but to me there is no sweeter word pairing than "pudding" and "cake". Unless it's "summer" and "vacation". Or "strawberry" and "rhubarb". But that will have to wait.
Raspberry Rhubarb Pudding Cake
(adapted from Canadian Living Everyday Favourites)
Let's talk about flour for a moment, because this originally called for all-purpose and you know me, I can't help but try to sneak in at least some whole wheat. But whole wheat flours vary widely in texture and this can have some serious repercussions on the lightness of baked goods. So I recommend a whole wheat flour that has had some of the bran removed, like Speerville Whole White or President's Choice Organic Whole Wheat Flour.
4 C. Frozen Raspberries, thawed (a 600g package will do nicely)
2 C. Thinly Sliced Rhubarb
1/3 C. Sugar plus 1/4 C. Sugar
1/2 C. Butter, softened
3/4 C. Sugar
1/2 t. Vanilla
3/4 C. Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 C. All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 t. Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
1/2 C. Milk
Preheat the oven to 350. Drain raspberries, reserving juice. In a buttered 8" square baking pan, combine the drained raspberries, rhubarb and 1/3 C. sugar. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in the eggs. Combine the flours, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and add to butter mixture alternately with the milk starting and ending with the flour mixture. Scrape evenly over the raspberry-rhubarb mixture. Bring the reserved juice to a boil with the remaining 1/4 C. sugar and pour this over the batter. Bake until the cake is firm to the touch, about 50 minutes. Serve warm, making sure to top each serving with the raspberry rhubarb sauce underneath.
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