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Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 10498
Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 09 11:13 am    Post subject: Rhubarb Cake  Reply with quote    

I said a while ago that I had a recipe for rhubarb cake and have found it at last - but now I can't find the original thread. Anyway here it is:

400g rhubarb cut into 2cm chunks
200g caster sugar
150g butter - softened
2 eggs - lightly beaten
75g SR flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
100g ground almonds
Grated zest of an orange + 2 tbsp juice
25g flaked almonds

Grease a 23cm springform cake tin and line with baking parchment.
Place the chopped rhubarb in a bowl and cover with 50g sugar - leave for 30mins (alternatively used tinned rhubarb)
Meanwhile use an electric whisk to beat together the remaining sugar and butter, then whisk in the eggs
Use a metal spoon and gently fold in the flour, baking powder and ground almonds.
Stir in the zest and juice
Stir the rhubarb and sugary juice into the cake mixture and spoon into the cake tin.
Sprinkle over the flaked almonds
Bake at 190c/ Gas 5 for 25 mins then reduce the temperature to 180c/ Gas 4 and cook for a furthe 20-25mins or until firm.
Cool in the tin for 10 mins before turning out to cool.
Serve warm or cold with whipped cream or custard

Serves 8 - 413cals/27.3g fat/11.5g sat fat/0.5g salt/29.3g sugar per serving

I'm wondering if it would work with strawberries?

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12458
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 09 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds good Rosie .

Rhubarb is SO expensive in the shops I simply won't buy it! I must get some going in the garden...

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 10498
Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 09 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Now when did that Reci[pe button appear? If I press it does my recipe end up in the recipe datebase?

VM



Joined: 23 Nov 2007
Posts: 1748
Location: Lincolnshire
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 09 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've been making an upside-down rhubarb cake all spring. Just cut up rhubarb and put in bottom of cake tin with sugar - as it's got older I've sometimes heated it briefly with the sugar.

Then put basic sponge cake mixture (i.e. same quantity of eggs, butter, sugar, flour) on top.

Turn upside down when cooked.

Has been very successful.

Kanga



Joined: 22 Aug 2007
Posts: 148
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 09 11:48 pm    Post subject: Rhubarb Cake Reply with quote    

That recipe sounds good Green Rosie. I have rhubarb in the garden and ground and flaked almonds left over from when I made my Christmas cake so there's nothing to stop me making it. The thought of it is making my mouth water. It should last well (if allowed to) with the ground almonds in. I'll probably leave the orange out as they don't agree with me.

VM



Joined: 23 Nov 2007
Posts: 1748
Location: Lincolnshire
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 09 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Also - not sure about strawberries, but I have been doing same sort of thing - i.e. basic sponge - and adding frozen blackcurrants or redcurrants (trying to finish last year's before this year's are ripe!).

Both very good - did blackcurrant cup cakes (a Sarah Raven recipe) with pink icing on top.

MornieG



Joined: 17 Jan 2013
Posts: 933
Location: Bromham, Wiltshire
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 15 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Made this tonight with donated fruit fresh from the landlords garden.
Very moist and served it warm with a little extra lightly stewed Rhubarb in orange juice and a generous dollop of Greek Yoghurt.

Mo.XX

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 10498
Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was scanning through Latest Posts and saw Rhubarb Cake - "mmmm, that sounds good" I thought. Oh, it's my own lost recipe!!

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8285
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds lovely. I think it would work with strawberries. I will give it a go when our strawberries are producing. I would do it with rhubarb except I can't seem to grow it for love nor money!

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 10498
Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Come to us and help yourselves - we are drowning it it!

MornieG



Joined: 17 Jan 2013
Posts: 933
Location: Bromham, Wiltshire
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Green Rosie wrote:
Come to us and help yourselves - we are drowning it it!


Wish we could, it's silly money in the shops, fortunately our landlord has a good crop. Cake was scrummy BTW Rosie.

Mo.XX

robkb



Joined: 29 May 2009
Posts: 4205
Location: SE London
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 15 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Rosie, I now know what to do with the rhubarb hedge I inherited on my new allotment

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