Rhubarb Cake Recipe

rhubarb cake

Recipe for Rhubarb Cake sent in by: Sue Cooper

Ingredients for Rhubarb Cake:

  • 3 oz butter
  • 3 oz caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 oz self raising flour
  • 1 lb rhubarb
  • 1 tbsp demerara sugar for the topping
  • 2 ½ oz butter
  • 3oz plain flour
  • 1oz caster sugar

Method for Rhubarb Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 190 c.
  2. Grease a 8in round cake tin. Cream the butter and sugar, beat in the eggs, fold in the flour and add a pinch of salt.
  3. Slice the rhubarb into 1 in pieces and toss in the demerara sugar.
  4. To make the topping, rub the butter into the flour and stir in the sugar.
  5. Pour the cake mix into the tin and arrange the rhubarb on top.
  6. Sprinkle the topping over and bake for 40-45 mins.


Serve with a dollop of double cream!!

Posted in Fruit, Vegetarian Recipes, Cakes & Tarts, All Recipes, Rhubarb
24 comments on “Rhubarb Cake Recipe
  1. izzy says:

    This cake was just perfect used with forced rhubarb.
    10/10 will deffinately be trying it again with vanilla ice cream


  2. izzy says:

    Further to add for the rubarb cake. Had another go this weekend and added orange zest to the cake mixture and choc drops and rolled oats to the crumble. YUMMY


  3. helen says:

    am always on the look out for new ways of eating rhubarb and jst found ur recipe for rhubarb cake! shall be making asap and will let u know verdict! Sure it’ll be gr8!

  4. Bazzy says:

    This is now a firm favourite in our family!! I have added oats and sunflowers seeds to the topping – delicious

  5. helen says:

    have made rhubarb cake for family and friends now and the verdict has been really gr8! I love it warm from the oven with either good quality vanilla ice cream or a good spoon of clotted cream! Am going to try crushed hazelnuts in crumble mixture next time.
    Have you tried making rhubarb and raisin/sultana crumble? its lovely.
    helen x

  6. Jayne Hackfath says:

    What a wonderful website have saved it as one of my favourites. Started growing my own veg and also have chickens. Have got a glut of courgettes at the moment and thanks I have some new ecipies to try out

  7. Jane Preston says:

    Really delicious cake. My son can’t get enough of the cake! Great website and excellent recipes.

  8. n16annie says:

    Lovely recipe, thanks…only I found it needed more like 1 hour 10 minutes in fan oven at 170C. Maybe cos the rhubarb was very juicy? Delicious anyway.

  9. Tanya says:

    Yummy cake, looked great too and so simple to make – perfect.

  10. Kate says:

    Honestly the best cake I have ever made. Thank you very much for the recipe. It is excellent with Creme Fraiche, too.

  11. Sue Taylor says:

    A lovely desert. Very easy to make although I had to increase the cooking time by about 15 minutes

  12. jean says:

    very much enjoyed my first rhubarb cake. Is this cake suitable for freezing?

  13. Gillian says:

    I love this rhubarb cake recipe its brill… it also works really well with apples when your out of rhubarb – both are now my favourite cakes and all my family and friends love it.

  14. aggie says:

    Great recipe! Originally from the National Trust I think. They have lots of scrummy recipes on their site.

  15. anne burton says:

    this recipe went down very well at home made from the rhubarb from the garden

  16. Gail says:

    This recipe was fab! I used rhubarb from the garden … and I will DEFINITELY be making it again, soon.

  17. Ann says:

    My sister made this for me and it was delicious, I must make it myself. I will try other recipes on this site.

  18. wendy says:

    This is a top recipe! Everybody loves it so I have to make two each time! Does anybody know if it can be frozen? Maybe I’d make three at a time then 🙂

  19. Mairi says:

    Just made this today, as mini cakes using a mini victoria sponge tin – wow, absolutely lovely, will be a regular from now on!

  20. Lysa says:

    Made this and it is lovely, will be a favourite in my family I’m sure.

  21. sue littlechild says:

    Made this cake yesterday. It is just fabulous. The rhubarb was from the garden which is so good this year. It is one of the best rhubarb recipes I have tried so far.

  22. Miriam Cassell says:

    Made mine with a mix of rhubarb and apples; made double quantity of crumble mix and added a few oats too. Yummmmmmy!

  23. Charmaine Rayland says:

    This cake is FAB U LOUSSSSSSSSSSSS absolutely YUMMY

  24. I have never mad a Rhubarb cake …I suppose its time I did……..It will work as an upside-down-cake too……thanks Querino de-freitas

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