Rutabaga Cake- A rude thing to do to a cake

I have seen recipes for beet cakes and sauerkraut cakes but never a rutabaga cake. Rutabaga is not a particularly popular vegetable. Quite a few of the recipes I have seen for it combine it with some other vegetable, I guess to disguise it. Well this cake would certainly disguise it but why go to the trouble. Unlike zucchini I don't think many people have an abundance of rutabaga in their garden. If you are going to make a cake why would you risk ruining it by putting rutabaga in it.

Rutabaga Cake

3 eggs

1/2 cup margarine, melted

3/4 cup buttermilk

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups sifted flour

1-1/2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoons salt

1 (13-1/4 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained plus reserve juice for glaze

1 cup shredded, raw rutabaga

1/2 to 1 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup flaked coconut

In large bowl, combine eggs, margarine, buttermilk, and vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture. Drain pineapple well. Fold pineapple, rutabaga, walnuts, and coconut into batter. Bake in a greased and floured 9 cup Bundt pan at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan 10-15 minutes, turn out on wire rack or serving plate to complete cooling. Top with a glaze made with powdered sugar and pineapple juice.

From 300 Delicious Ways To Use Your Bundt Pan.


Dana said...

another crazy recipe rochelle... thanks for the kind words for my sister :) You are sweet as pie!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Rudabega cake oh my sounds really interesting huh?? Your three teired plate sounds so cute.. thanks for poppin in.. hugs Patty

Lidian said...

Whatever will they put in cakes next?

This remind me of a "George and Martha" episode (based on the books about 2 hippos, they are really terrific books, for kids as well as adults, and the voices in the TV series are Andrea Martin and Nathan Lane)- the TV series episode where Martha's dark secret is that she has a birthmark shaped like a rutabaga.

Much saying of the wonderful word 'rutabaga' ensues!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

HI Rochelle
Thanks on my sweet baby grandson and yup grew the gourds in the little garden area last year.. hubby whined about how much room they take up but I planted more this year(:) and I dried them all winter in the garage on his shelves.. put his stuff into boxes (:) then washed them off with a bleach/ dish detergent after they dried... Hugs for now ..Patty

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Rochelle(")
I know isn't it fun looking at old family pictures checkng out the changes and bringing back all those old memeories(:) some good some not so good..
glad you came over and have a great day..
hugs Patty

~~Louise~~ said...

Hi Rochelle,

Perhaps, this recipe predates the tunnel cake days of the Bundt pan. I suppose they needed to figure out something to do with those pans. Hence, Rutabaga Bundt Cake. Hmmm...

Interesting post:)