Aged Cheddar Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Wisconsin Cheese Aged Cheddar Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Aged Cheddar can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of a greased 10-inch ovenproof skillet with parchment paper; grease paper.
  2. Combine the rhubarb, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar and food coloring if desired in a large bowl; spread on the bottom of prepared pan.
  3. Cream the butter, remaining sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating each until well combined. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to butter mixture just until moistened. Stir in cheddar.
  4. Spoon batter over rhubarb mixture. Bake for 50-60 minutes or a until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  5. Carefully run a knife around edges of pan before inverting onto a serving platter. Remove parchment paper. Serve with whipped cream.

Recipe Tip

The color of the rhubarb topping will depend on the color of your rhubarb stalks; our stalks were crimson. We added red food coloring, optional, to the recipe if a brighter color is desired.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Bite after bite, award-winning Deer Creek® 1 Year Select Specialty Cheddar delivers a full-bodied, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth flavor that’s hard to resist.

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