Fabulous Rhubarb Cake Recipe - Delicious & Easy to Make

Fabulous Rhubarb Cake

Fabulous Rhubarb Cake Recipe - Delicious & Easy to Make
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 35 minutes | Servings: 12


Fabulous Rhubarb Cake
Fabulous Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb cake is a delicious and unique dessert that combines the tartness of rhubarb with the sweetness of sugar and spices. This fabulous rhubarb cake recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household.


Rhubarb has been used in cooking for centuries, with its origins in Asia. It became popular in Europe in the 18th century and eventually made its way to North America. Rhubarb cake recipes have been passed down through generations, with each family adding their own twist to the classic dessert.


How to prepare

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugars and butter. Then, add the egg and salt.
  2. Stir in the applesauce, soda, vanilla, and flour.
  3. Add the rhubarb.
  4. Pour the mixture into a prepared 9x13x2 inch baking pan and sprinkle with 0.25 cup of white sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon.
  5. Bake at 375°F for 30 to 35 minutes.
  6. The cake is very moist and does not require frosting.


  • Add chopped nuts or oats to the topping for added crunch.
  • Substitute half of the rhubarb with strawberries for a different flavor profile.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to finely cut the rhubarb to ensure it cooks evenly in the cake.

- Creaming the sugars and butter together will help create a light and fluffy texture in the cake.

- Be sure to sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture on top of the cake before baking for a delicious crunchy topping.

Serving Suggestions

This rhubarb cake is delicious on its own, but can also be served with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Cooking Techniques

Creaming the sugars and butter together will help create a light and fluffy texture in the cake.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can substitute butter for margarine in this recipe.

- If you don't have applesauce, you can use mashed bananas or yogurt as a substitute.

Make Ahead Tips

This rhubarb cake can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Presentation Ideas

Serve this rhubarb cake on a decorative platter with a dusting of powdered sugar for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This rhubarb cake pairs well with a cup of hot tea or coffee.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover rhubarb cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply microwave for 20-30 seconds or until warm.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of this rhhubarb cake contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of this rhubarb cake contains approximately 40 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of this rhubarb cake contains approximately 10 grams of fat.


Each serving of this rhubarb cake contains approximately 3 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Rhubarb is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, and potassium.


This recipe contains eggs and wheat.


This rhubarb cake is a delicious dessert option that is relatively low in calories and fat. It is a good source of carbohydrates and provides some essential vitamins and minerals.


This fabulous rhubarb cake is a delicious and unique dessert option that is sure to impress your family and friends. With its perfect balance of tart rhubarb and sweet sugar, this cake is a must-try for any dessert lover.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is etched in my memory forever. It was a warm summer day, the sun shining brightly in the sky, and the sweet scent of freshly cut grass wafting through the air. I had just finished tending to my garden, where my prized rhubarb plants were thriving, their vibrant red stalks standing tall and proud.

As I made my way back to the house, a neighbor called out to me from across the street. "Hey there, Mary! I have something for you," she said, waving me over. Curious, I crossed the road to meet her, and she handed me a tattered old recipe card. "I thought you might like this. It's my grandmother's recipe for Fabulous Rhubarb Cake. I know how much you love baking with rhubarb," she explained with a smile.

I thanked her profusely and tucked the recipe card into the pocket of my apron. When I got back to the house, I immediately set to work gathering the ingredients. The recipe called for flour, sugar, eggs, butter, sour cream, and of course, fresh rhubarb. As I mixed and measured, I couldn't help but think about the history behind this recipe. How many generations had passed it down? What stories were woven into its origins?

Once the cake was in the oven, I sat down at the kitchen table with a cup of tea and the recipe card in hand. The paper was yellowed with age, the ink faded in places, but the instructions were still clear and concise. As I read through them, I imagined the hands that had written them, the love and care that had gone into each word.

When the timer finally chimed, signaling that the cake was ready, I rushed to the oven and pulled it out. The scent that filled the kitchen was intoxicating – a perfect blend of sweet and tart, with a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. I let the cake cool on the counter, impatient to taste the fruits of my labor.

When it was finally time to slice into the cake, I couldn't help but marvel at its beauty. The rhubarb had softened and caramelized in the oven, creating a rich, ruby-red swirl throughout the golden cake. I took a bite, and my taste buds exploded with flavor – tangy rhubarb, creamy sour cream, and a hint of spice from the cinnamon. It was truly a masterpiece.

I knew then that this recipe was special, that it would become a beloved favorite in my collection. I made a mental note to share it with my own grandchildren one day, passing down not just the ingredients and instructions, but the memories and stories that went along with it.

As the years passed, I continued to make my Fabulous Rhubarb Cake for special occasions – birthdays, holidays, or just because. Each time I baked it, I felt a connection to the generations of women who had come before me, who had lovingly mixed and measured, stirred and baked. I imagined them standing beside me, guiding my hand as I worked.

And so, this recipe has become more than just a cake to me. It is a link to the past, a bridge between generations. It is a reminder of the power of food to connect us, to nourish not just our bodies, but our souls. And every time I take a bite of that sweet, tangy cake, I am reminded of the love and legacy that lives on in every crumb.


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