The rhubarb season is officially announced as opened. It’s such an unappreciated fruit but every time somebody tries it they are surprised how good it pairs with other fruit or even meats. I must admit that it doesn’t have the appealing look of strawberries or other fruit. But aren’t we all supposed to not judge a book by the cover? I must say that there is no better combination than rhubarb and strawberries but if I find one I definitely will make sure that it gets posted here.cake6
For this recipe I used my fool-proof apple cake dough recipe because it always works. I got it from my mom who never bothered to write down the measurements until I finally made her do it for me.
The tartness of the rhubarb goes really nice with the sweet strawberries and sweet crunchy topping.
And since the rhubarb season is so short I have to hurry up and make a few more dishes and maybe not necessarily just cakes. More »

prune cake

Football season in full swing, and that means Sunday afternoons will bring more cakes to eat with morning coffee.  I’m using Martha Stewart’s recipe but using a 9 inch (22 cm) pie dish to bake and prunes instead of plums. As soon as I saw them at the market I knew it had to be a prune cake day. There are all kinds of plums I could find at Jean Talon Market but my Polish instinct made me reach for these beautiful purple prunes. This cake is really fluffy and moist thanks to the buttermilk component and once you eat one piece youwill not want to stop. This is a no brainer recipe and it disappears as fast as it’s made. More »