Rhubarb Streusel Cake

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A delicious tea time cake/tart with a tangy rhubarb filling topped with nutty and buttery streusel. Serve it warm, if desired, with ice cream or vanilla sauce.

CakeStreusel Topping
  • 150 g Flour
  • 50 g Sugar
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 75 g Butter, diced
  • 1 tbsp Cold water
  • 500 g Rhubarb
  • 70 g Ladyfingers, crumbled
  • 50 g Brown sugar
  • 100 g Flour
  • 100 g Almond, ground
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 1/3 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 150 g Butter, diced
  1. To prepare the base. Place flour, sugar, salt, egg yolk, butter and cold water in a mixing bowl. Stir with a hand mixer attached with dough hooks until the mixture comes together. Form it into a ball and chill, wrapped with a cling film, for 30 minutes.
  2. Clean and trim rhubarb, removing any leaves. Cut the rhubarb stalks into 1cm pieces. Crush the ladyfingers until fine crumbs form. In a mixing bowl, mix together 100 grams sugar, flour, ground almond, nutmeg and cinnamon. Cut in butter to form crumbs. Chill, covered, until ready to use.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Butter a 26cm tart dish or line with parchment paper. Roll the dough into a 32cm round between two sheets of parchment paper and place it into the tart dish. Sprinkle the crumbled ladyfingers at the bottom of the tart, scatter over the rhubarb pieces, and then sprinkle on brown sugar evenly. Now cover it with streusel topping. Bake in the middle of hot oven for 45 minutes until nicely golden brown.


Belinda @zomppa 23/4/11 19:38

Perfect snack for tea!! Beautiful.

Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet 23/4/11 19:49

I adore rhubarb! Your tart looks and sounds amazing. On my list to make. Enjoy your weekend.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 23/4/11 19:53

Just irresistible!

have a great easter weekend!



Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 23/4/11 19:57

I have never had rhubarb have heard its pretty darn good... as this looks!

Puja 23/4/11 20:54

What a delectable treat! Looks so neat..
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Jocie's Mom 23/4/11 22:08

Lovely tart! I'm sure it tastes fantastic :) Thanks for sharing!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 23/4/11 23:19

This looks fabulous!!! I need to harvest my rhubarb and give it a try :)

briarrose 23/4/11 23:42

Beautiful tart. I've never actually made anything with rhubarb...but this sooo tempts me to give it a whirl. Perfect for a breakfast/brunch.

Mehjabeen Arif 24/4/11 00:59

WOW.. the tart look divine.. so clean..

Elisabeth 24/4/11 01:48

This time I clicked over from Foodbuzz, and buzzed your Rhubarb Streusel Cake which is unusual and beautiful. Our rhubarb in S. Florida is usually a ruby red color, and most of the time we mix it with strawberries to make a pie with. I will have try your cake recipe with the rhubarb, and chances are it will turn out pink on the inside!
Love the streusel topping!
Happy Easter, Angie!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 24/4/11 02:35

Mmm just discovered rhubarb last year but only toward the end of the season, so I'm super excited spring is here now to get a whole season to play with this lovely ingredient. It's fantastic with streusel, so I know your cake must be amazing :).

Torviewtoronto 24/4/11 02:38

delicious looking cake flavourful addition of almonds on the streusel

Claudia 24/4/11 03:30

Angie - I need to run outside in the chilly rain and see if my rhubarb has come up. Perfect. perfect, pefect. I will be doing this - even if I have to wait until July!

chow and chatter 24/4/11 04:14

looks great my Dad would adore it he grows rhubarb

Maria 24/4/11 04:35

I love rhubarb and streusel topping is always a winner. This sounds like a heavenly treat Angie!

Lisa H. 24/4/11 05:23

Yes please...a slice for me with vanilla ice-cream
Thank you :D

Martha@SeasideSimplicity 24/4/11 05:50

I can't believe it but I've never had rhubarb! Send me a slice too :-)

Victor 24/4/11 06:25

I never use rhubarb as an actual ingredient. Irresistble!

Jeannie 24/4/11 08:39

Never seen let alone had rhubarb..lol! Looks scrumptious!

kitchen flavours 24/4/11 11:47

I have yet to try rhubarb. Could not find any! Your tart certainly looks really good! Wish I could have a slice!

My Little Space 24/4/11 12:41

Rhubarb isn't something new to me but have yet tried it personally. According to some info, rhubarb is actually under the catergory of fruits. Funny huh..since it looks more to a green vege. Thanks for the recipe. Haapy Easter Day!

OohLookBel 24/4/11 13:27

I rarely cook with rhubarb, but I can imagine how lovely it would be in this tart. Makes a nice change from apple!

Joanne 24/4/11 13:32

Rhubarb always makes me feel like spring is actually truly here! Delicious cake!

The Sweetylicious 24/4/11 13:55

this look so lovely, flavourful and YUMMY! (: (:

Three-Cookies 24/4/11 15:23

I have eaten rhubarb in desset form only once, I will try this, looks delicous especially with the generous amount of streusel

Cool Lassi(e) 24/4/11 15:59

The cake looks awesome! The streusel is divine!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 24/4/11 16:16

Looks so good, I would love to try. I've only had rhubarb once and it was so tart!

lena 24/4/11 16:33

i' just seen rhubarbs last week but i didnt get that cos i do not know what to do with it. It's a very big one..i wonder if i see them the next time, would they sell a small portion to me? this looks fabulous!

Mary Bergfeld 24/4/11 17:54

This is really lovely. My husband adores rhubarb and he will love this. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Joumana 24/4/11 18:18

This cake sounds so light and delicate, yet counterbalanced by the rustic feel of the rhubarb. It is masterfully done! Bravo Angie and a happy holiday to you and your family.

Unknown 24/4/11 22:09

I have never tasted this..It sure looks yum! Awesome clicks as usual..

Cooking Gallery 24/4/11 23:42

I've never tried rhubarb but I LOVE Steusel cakes...One of my favourite cakes actually. Hope you have a nice evening :).

Tiffany 24/4/11 23:50

I've only had rhubarb in pies! This cake sounds wonderful!

Christine Ho 25/4/11 03:47

Love using rhubarb to make cakes and dessert, so delicious.

Nithu 25/4/11 05:13

Again a wonderful dish. So good...

marla 25/4/11 05:32

I must get my hands on rhubarb like immediately!! This streusel looks amazing :)

Unknown 25/4/11 05:50

Lovely! The streusal topping is calling my name...

Unknown 25/4/11 07:16

You know, I have never cooked with rhubarb, nor have ever eaten it. Everyone tells me I have to try it and how great it tastes in baked goods, and after looking at this recipe, I know I have got to get out there and get my hands on some!

grace 25/4/11 08:44

this is great, angie--no longer does rhubarb have to play second fiddle to strawberries! :)

Nammi 25/4/11 10:07

I have never had rubarb , so very curious about how they taste

pigpigscorner 25/4/11 11:10

Looks yummy! Crispy topping and tart filling <3

Katerina 25/4/11 11:52

This is absolutely perfect for an afternoon cup of tea!

Annie Oakley's Kitchen 25/4/11 13:38

I love love love rhubarb! This reminds me that it should be ready soon in my parent's garden. I should call them up to make sure I get some. The cake looks delicious and would be great at my next book club meeting.

Simones Kitchen 25/4/11 14:01

That looks delicious! I love rhubarb so this is gonna be a winner!

Carolyn 25/4/11 14:47

I love streusel and I love rhubarb and this is just such a perfect cake!

Jean | Delightful Repast 25/4/11 15:30

Angie, what a delicious way to use rhubarb! And it would indeed go beautifully with a cup of tea (a requirement for everything I bake!). I'll definitely be making this.

Faith 25/4/11 16:18

Lovely use for rhubarb...the cake looks delicious and is just perfect for spring!

Srivalli 25/4/11 17:02

That looks stunning!..love how well it looks

She's Cookin' 25/4/11 17:08

I made Rhubarb Pie last summer and we still have rhubarb in our garden - waiting for the stalks to turn red. Your cake/tart looks delicious, esp. with the crumbly streusel topping!


Gorgeous treat Angie. I'd love a slice with a big dollop of fresh cream.

Unknown 25/4/11 18:08

Thanks for the recipe i messed it up last time...looks great :)

Sense of Home Kitchen 25/4/11 18:45

Rhubarb season is on its way, this looks like a delicious way to enjoy it.


Cooking Rookie 25/4/11 19:35

Beautiful tart! I love rhubarb, need to look it up next time in the grocery store :-). Thanks for sharing!

By the way, I love your site layout, I am not sure if it's new, but I have not noticed it before :-) and your recent photos are really professional!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 25/4/11 21:07

I love rhubarb! My mother always grew it in her garden and made fabulous sauce. What a gorgeous and ingenious way to make this delicious cake.

Baking Me 25/4/11 21:35

This cake looks delicious!I have never tried rhubarb, I must give it a try!

Dajana 25/4/11 21:41

If only I could have a slice now, rhubarb is impossible to find here, unfortunately, or I'd try making it soon myself.

Velva 25/4/11 21:58

Angie, this rhubarb pie looks delicious. Awesome.


Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 25/4/11 22:26

Angie, this streusel cake is gorgeous! Wonderful flavors, beautiful and mouthwatering photos and a creative recipe. Thanks for sharing, lovely lady!

Unknown 26/4/11 01:14

Congratulations on making Top 9 on Food buzz!! :)

Reeni 26/4/11 03:20

What a beautiful cake Angie! Can you believe I am one who has never eaten rhubarb? What a mistake that is!

Anne 26/4/11 03:46

What a BEAUTIFUL tart! You have so many wonderful recipes! I don't know where to start! : )

The Travelling Chopsticks 26/4/11 05:51

I Love LOVE rhubarb - it really brings me back to my childhood when I used to spend long summers in Sweden. I'm not sure if I can get rhubarb here in Mexico...but will be keeping my eyes open! Thanks for awakening some old memories!

noobcook 26/4/11 07:09

rhubarb is not common here and whenever I see it at gourmet supermarkets, I often wonder how best to use it... your cake looks just perfect and so beautiful :)

Priya Suresh 26/4/11 09:39

Cake looks truly marvellous and excellent..

Cheah 26/4/11 13:04

Trust you Angie to always come up with mouthwatering recipes!

Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen 26/4/11 23:23

WOW that is a stunning pie! Thank you so much for sharing!

Heather S-G 27/4/11 00:54

I'm so excited to be seeing rhubarb again! This is a delightful combination...love the streusel on top. Delicious :D

Anonymous 27/4/11 05:07

Gorgeous! I am in love with crumb toppings, it's easily one of the most addictive things--among many others. :) Thanks for sharing!

Cherine 27/4/11 12:04

This cake is irresistible!!!

Honey Bee Sweets 27/4/11 17:49
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Honey Bee Sweets 27/4/11 17:50

Oh gosh, I have to try this! But I doubt can get rhubarb here. Can I replace with strawberries or granny smiths? Thanks for the llyre recipe Angie!

Angie's Recipes 27/4/11 20:21

@Honey Bee Sweets
Yeah, tart green apples would be great as well.

Amy 28/4/11 01:41

Angie this cake is beautiful! Gorgeous photos, and looks delicious as well! You have just the right amount of crumble topping and tart filling! I can't wait until I have access to rhubarb here!

Joy 28/4/11 02:37

Great use of rhubard. I would never think of using it.

Barbara Bakes 28/4/11 03:35

What a wonderful cake. I'd love a slice!

BigFatBaker 28/4/11 09:07

Beautiful job with the cake. I love the tartness that rhubarb lends to sweet desserts. And that crumble, wow. This is on my to do list!

Stevie 29/4/11 00:14

I've been meaning to comment more on your lovely recipes lately but until today I've been having a computer glitch. I've missed a lot!

This rhubarb streusel looks super good and doesn't sound too difficult to make. I'm going to look for the ingredients and try it!

Magic of Spice 29/4/11 19:42

This tart looks so good, I have not had rhubarb in such a long time. Lovely!

Unknown 30/4/11 13:40

That is one absolutely lovely slice of cake daaaaahling. I'd love a slice of this with my cup of tea!
*kisses* HH

Katy ~ 30/4/11 13:56

Angie, rhubarb is one of my favorites, and I know I would LOVE this! Looks beautiful and delicous!!!

Preserved and Pickled 30/4/11 19:39

Life has been chilly here in the northeastern United States and my rhubarb is just coming up, but I was so glad to find your recipe. Definitely going to make a batch when it is all the way up - this and of course a traditional rhubarb jam!!

FOODESSA 1/5/11 11:45

I have incredibly cherishable memories of my 'Nonno' growing rhubarb for me and creating all kinds of treats with it. Unfortunately, since Hubby is really not a fan, I somewhat abandoned it...sigh.
Angie, this cake looks scrumptious ;o)

Ciao for now,

Simply Life 1/5/11 22:28

wow! this is beautiful and looks delicious!

Sweet And Crumby 2/5/11 17:03

I love rhubarb in any sweet. Your crumble looks gorgeous and golden. I would love a piece right now with my morning coffee. Yep, dessert for breakfast is absolutely fine by me.

Beth 2/5/11 20:48

This reminds me of a rhubarb pie with streusel topping that my mom makes. Delicious!

Ilke 4/5/11 02:32

Great looking cake, I love streusel topping cakes whatever the filling is. I really like your light-filled pictures, Angie!

Devaki 6/5/11 01:01

DROOLWORTHY! Because I am rendered speechless :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

delphcotecuisine 12/5/11 16:41

I love using rhubarb, and these photos are so gorgeous and the recipe so delicious, that I have to try it
thanks for sharing


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