Vivyenne from Manitowoc, WI (2018 Week 1: Cakes)




Manitowoc, WI

Baking Challenge

Upside Down Cake

Give your cake a name based on the ingredients and decoration – and tell us about the origin of your recipe.

Rhuberry Upside Down Cake

Tell us about your proudest moment – or humble failure – in this week’s baking challenge.

The batter is rich, silky and makes a moist dense cake. Sour cream, lemon zest, lots of butter, 4 eggs… this was a stellar recipe! I admit that not all of the batter got into that pan and I never like cake batter!

Describe how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

Well, you’re supposed to be able to see a big "W" written in blueberries. I used the greener of my Wisconsin rhubarb to make it pop out more. I could smell the warm blueberries as I turned this cake out of the pan.The juices ran down into the cake and served warm with a little vanilla ice cream from Manitowoc’s own Cedar Crest, it is a Wisconsin winner!

How did you do?

Absolutely lovely.