Thursday, 17 April 2008

Rhubarb Spice Cake

Having never used Rhubarb in baking this is a first for me; I remembered seeing this cake on Antonia’s Food Glorious Food Blog (a great blog and worth visiting) and also more recently in my latest edition of BBC Good Food magazine. For me it jumped out as the ideal choice for my first rhubarb based bake. The ginger sponge is a light version of the old-fashioned gingerbread. The edition of rhubarb brings a wonderful moistness to the cake. This cake can be served with tea or even better, our plan for this evening, is to serve with a big dollop of custard. Rhubarb and custard with the spice of ginger, mmmm.


19 comments:

Happy cook said...

I love rubarb in cakes and desserts.

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

What a gorgeous looking cake. The next time I get some rhubarb I'm making this.

Anonymous said...

Good morning! This rhubarb cake looks like one of the best recipes for using this great fruit. Looks so moist and flavorful! We have a whole patch of rhubarb growing in the yard..it's not ready yet..but when it is I'll be trying this for sure!
Love,
Patty
xo

Ruth Elkin said...

I bought some rhubarb today.... I had plans for it but they may change after seeing this!

Vicky (victoria sponge) said...

I can smell your cake it looks that good! Your cakes always inspire me to bake them. I'm putting this one in my recipe folder.
Love, Vicky xx

Maria said...

Hi everyone and thanks for all the lovely comments ;o)

I definitely recommend this cake!

Maria
x

Anna said...

Maria, this looks gorgeous! Love your blog!

Kelly-Jane said...

I haven't seen any rhubarb this year yet, but I can nearly smell this too, Yum!

Margaret said...

This looks great because you can either have it as a pudding or it could be eaten as a cake.
I love a cake that has two identities! Mx

Maria said...

Hi Anna, thanks for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment.

Thanks Kelly!

Thanks Margaret, this cake was perfect as a pudding with custard.

Maria
x

Rosie said...

Hi Maria, what a beautiful cake!! I adore rhubarb and this would be lovely one to bake :)

Rosie x

Maria said...

Thank you Rosie!

Maria
x

Antonia said...

So glad that you tried this - your version looks wonderful. Great idea to have some with custard - bet that was delicious!
P.S. Thank you for the kind words!

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Thank you for the inspiration Maria :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Maria,

I made this at the weekend, oh my god it's fab. It was eaten within half an hour. The family loved. I couldn't believe how moist it was.

This is a keeper.

Thank you for sharing.

Tríona

Tríona said...

Hi Maria,

I made this at the weekend. It was fab. It was so moist. Didn't last long is was scoffed very quickly.

It's a keeper.

Thanks for sharing.

Tríona

Maria said...

Hi Triona

Your welcome and I am happy to hear that your family enjoyed the cake!

Maria
x

Linda F said...

Looks and sounds glorious Maria, my mum has a decent rhubarb patch so am going to pass this one on to her as she is always looking for new recipes for rhubarb! Look forward to sampling it!

Maria said...

Hi Linda

Thanks and please let me know if your mum tries out this recipe ;o)

I have added you to my blog list!

Maria
x