11/02/2011 12:50 pm ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

Apple Rhubarb Cake

In his series Marcus' Kitchen, chef Marcus Samuelsson shares dozens of recipes that prove "American" cuisine is really a delicious melting pot that draws upon flavors from all over the world.

In this video, Marcus fondly remembers learning to cook with his mother, and preparing this cake recipe by her side. The addition of rhubarb stalks and garam masala, a basic blend of spices commonly found in Indian cuisine, turn an ordinary apple cake into this uniquely sweet and spicy dessert.

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