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Rhubarb Crumb Cake

Rhubarb Crumb Cake

I came across this recipe for a rhubarb crumb cake a while ago. Rhubarb is something that I had been wanting to use more and a cake sounded like a great way to do it. I bookmarked the recipe to save for when rhubarb was in season and now that it was I had the chance to make it. The ingredient list for this recipe is a bit long but the cake comes together easily. The rhubarb crumb cake was really good! The cake was nice and soft and moist and the crumbs were light and sweet. Rhubarb is a bit tart and it perfectly balanced the sweetness of the crumb topping. I admit, I have been eating this cake for breakfast, along with the rhubarb fool. I have been enjoying the rhubarb so far this year and I look forward to using it some more.

Ingredients:
1 pound rhubarb (trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/3 cup sour cream
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups cake flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted butter

1 cup cake flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons softened butter (cut into 8 pieces)

Directions:
1. Toss the rhubarb with the sugar, cornstarch and ginger to coat.
2. Mix the sour cream, egg, egg yolk and vanilla in a large bowl.
3. Mix the flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a large bowl.
4. Mix the butter into the flour mixture.
5. Mix the sour cream mixture into the flour mixture 1/3 at a time mixing in between.
6. Pour all but 1/2 cup of the batter into a greased 8x8 inch baking dish followed by the rhubarb mixture and the remaining batter.
7. Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
8. Break the topping into big crumbs with your hands and sprinkle onto the cake.
9. Bake in a preheated 325F oven until a toothpick pushed into the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes.

Similar Recipes:
Rhubarb Muffins
Rhubarb Sour Cream Pie
Rhubarb Crisp
Cranberry Crumb Coffeecake
Gooseberry Crumb Cake

52 comments:

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Lovely post and an amazing recipe...:) I have something for u in my blog... check it out...:) thank

VeggieGirl said...

I'll have a slice of that, please!! :0)

Corinne said...

This looks wonderful, I'll have to try it for my rhubarb-loving husband.

Indigo said...

I recognised this as a Smitten Kitchen recipe straight away - phwoarr. Looks fantastic.

Rebecca said...

I'm a latecomer to rhubarb, but I've been looking for more things to do with it. This looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

Now I am really tempted to rush out and purchase some rhubarb! Another fine creation from Kevin's kitchen!

Lore said...

Love the crumbliness! Too bad I can't find rhubarb around here :(

Grooveycrafts said...

I love rhubarb crumble, it takes great with double cream, sour cream or custurd. If you liked the idea of crumbles you should try apple crumble and gooseberry crumble

Maryann said...

Well, at least you can admit it. That's the first step! lol
Kev, it looks delicious!!

noble pig said...

Yep, we're both crumby today aren't we? This looks delicious.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

What a gorgeous cake! I'm sure the ginger and cinnamon would be great with the tart rhubarb...oh and there's nothing wrong with cake for breakfast :)

RecipeGirl said...

I've been wanting to try rhubarb (never have!) This looks like a good way to start.

Gloria said...

yummy,yummy,yummy!! oh Kevin all you cook is nice to me, Im fall in love.....of your food!!! Im a married woman but really I like all. xxxGloria

Lori said...

That looks delicious. I just bought some rhubarb today at the market. I absolutely love it.

Love the tang, especially with strawberries.

Beautiful crumb cake.

Adam said...

Way to support the rhubarb. The cake and the fool are both great ideas. I wonder if there is some kind of way to combine them. That would be cool.

Sharon said...

You know, I've never had rhubarb. Really, for no particular reason other than well, I've just never had it! This crumb cake inspires me to finally take the plunge.

Madhavi said...

Hi. First time here on ur blog. You do have some great recipes. This cake loooks awesome, Yummyyyy!!!Keep rocking..

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Pam said...

That looks like breakfast to me!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Your cake looks fantastic, Kevin! I love a good crumb cake and the rhubarb sounds like a great addition. Well done!

Manggy said...

Nice! When you split it up into its three components-- fruit, streusel, and cake, it's really not that complicated: you're right, it comes together in a flash :)

Jan said...

Now that crumb cake looks delish! I could have that for my breakfast (it's 8am here) can you send some over please!

Bridgett said...

One of these days I will finally try rhubarb. Your cake looks fantastic!

HoneyB said...

The cake looks awesome. I want some!

noobcook said...

I love all your bakes. This one looks amazing! Love the colours :)

chriesi said...

Looks great! Oh hehe I had the last chocolate tart for breakfast today. :)

bibliochef said...

I confess I used to think rhubarb unimaginably awful. Then, I was converted. Totally. My partner loves it. So, when I recently saw it in a local form, I made a rhubarb compote (with vanilla and ginger) with salmon. Sounds odd but I love it.

cookinpanda said...

Mmmm this looks so nice. Rhubarb and crumb cake. A perfect combination.

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

I need to go get some more rhubarb. This looks fantastic Kevin!

meeso said...

That looks great, It looks as pretty as I'm sure it is tasty!

Anonymous said...

When you republish a recipe that was created by somneone else, at the very least you should give full credit by name in your post. I expected to see Smitten Kitchen cited and praised for this recipe. When you name your source, rather than just pointing to it, you benfit that source by increasing their search engine optimisation. You need to also make sure that the link contains key words that benefit Smitten Kitchen. I know it's a brave new world for most of us in blogging land and we all need to learn the rules of kind and legal engagement.

Jan said...

That looks yumsious, I lurve rhubarb.

Cakespy said...

It looks perfect!!! The crumb quality looks just superb.

Lori said...

Crumb cakes are great! And I love that yours has lots of rhubarb inside. :)

Elly said...

Looks great, Kevin! I love rhubarb but I haven't had a chance to make anything with it myself. I definitely plan on doing that soon.

White On Rice Couple said...

Love rhubarb! So does our dog, she eats our whole plant! Ahhh!!!!

giz said...

It looks like a really great recipe. I'm just confused - did you use 3 different kinds of sugar? how is the granulated sugar different that the other white sugar?

Elle said...

Kevin, that's gorgeous! I'd be having it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

What an interesting recipe! Looks delish!

Grace said...

you don't post a lot of sweet recipes, but when you do, you sure pick winners. this looks awesome--i'm all about crumb toppings!

Pearlsofeast said...

Lovely recipe Kevin,I have never put my hands with Rhubarb, But this cake sounds delicious and is tempting me to try soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Rosie said...

Oh gosh Kevin this is one gorgeous cake!!

Rosie x

Raquel said...

Loverly cake! Love rhubarb, especially in desserts!

Renae du Jour said...

That's a very good use of rhubarb. :) YUM.

Amy said...

Mmmm.. I love rhubarb! Never thought of it in a crumb cake, but I bet it was delicious. It definitely looks like it was!

Mansi Desai said...

I've yet to make something with rhubarb, and this crumble looks like an easy and lovely start! thanks Kevin!:)

diva said...

this looks fantastic. perfect crumb topping and great move on the icing sugar.

Cooking and the City said...

Delicious cake Kevin, and for breakfast, even better ;-)

Nicole said...

My partner made this cake, found at Smitten Kitchen, a few weeks ago. We found it good but a little too sweet. The delicious rhubarb was lost. we are going to try it again but tweak it a bit.

eatme_delicious said...

I'm not a huge rhubarb fan but the crumb on top of this cake looks insanely good!

rhid said...

I love that you have baked rhubarb in a good way. I have some issues using it as a baking fruit - but I guess it's all about balance - I have yet to find it!

Deborah said...

I think this sounds like the perfect breakfast!

Jaime said...

i love all sweets with fruit in them...and i love anything w/streusel topping so this is perfect for me!

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