Rhubarb …by popular demand!

We’ve had some requests to put this post back up front! Here it is! 14/3/12

This little cake recipe is nearly a staple food!

It came to us by Wades mother, she thought of us when we had too much rhubarb to deal with. Check out this recipe! 6 cups of glorious Rhubarb! What other recipe uses that much?! If you don’t already have a rhubarb patch, then you might be inspired to plant some soon. It’s a beautiful plant, easy to care for too!

We prefer this cake with dark brown sugar (another happy accident!). Its a moist cake, with a rhubarb ‘tang’, and then comes the sweetness! We’ve had this cake demolished by the hardest male ‘meat-only’ types, and seen a couple of grown ladies throw tantrums when it runs out!

Don’t mind them, try it yourself!

Rhubarb cake


60g butter

1 tsp finely grated lemon rind

1 1/2 cups (300g) firmly packed brown sugar (I use dark brown sugar)

2 eggs

1 cup (150g) self-raising flour

1 cup (150g) plain flour (we use home ground wholewheat flour)

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 cup (240g) sour cream – or a small tub

6 cups (500g) fresh rhubarb, trimmed, chopped coarsely – red looks the most spectacular

1/2 cups (75g) firmly packed brown sugar, extra

1 tsp ground cinnamon, extra


Preheat oven to moderate. Grease deep 23cm round cake pan, line base with baking paper.

Beat butter, rind, sugar and eggs in medium bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy (mixture may curdle). Stir in sifted flours and cinnamon and cream, in two batches, stir in rhubarb. Spread cake mixture in prepared pan, sprinkle with combined extra sugar & extra cinnamon.

Bake in moderate oven about 1.5 hurs. Stand cake in pan for 5 minutes. Turn onto wire rack to cool with a plate so you don’t loose all the yummy cinnamon sugar on the top.

Serves 10

per serving 16g fat 1650kJ

Our family favorite cake, we hope it could become yours!

– Rachel, Wade

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