Rhubarb Cinnamon Cake

    1 hour

    A lovely cake for when rhubarb is in season. It is topped with cinnamon brown sugar sprinkles. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 125g butter
    • 1 1/2 cups (315g) caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 1/4 cups (280g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk
    • 250g rhubarb, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • Topping
    • 60g butter
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla essence.
    2. In another bowl, sift together the flour, bicarb soda and salt. Add sifted ingredients alternately with buttermilk to the creamed mixture.
    3. Toss rhubarb with 1 tablespoon flour and stir into mixture. Spoon into buttered 23x30cm baking pan and smooth the surface.
    4. Topping: Blend together butter, cinnamon and brown sugar. Sprinkle evenly over cake mixture.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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    Used different ingredients. Very dense and moist cake. We loved it and will definitely make it again. I put the rhubarb through my food processer to chop it pretty fine and then drained some, but not all of the juice. I used 2 cups of the finely chopped rhubard and it was perfect. I didn't have any buttermilk so I used the rhubarb juice to add to the milk instead of lemon juice - probably between 1/4 and 1/2 cup of juice. I also didn't add the topping suggested as I didn't want a coffee cake. I used homemade cream cheese frosting and it was wonderful!  -  18 Jul 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. This cake is excellent! Other than adding extra chopped rhubarb (around 125g), I followed the directions exactly and the cake turned out beautifully ... I'm going to make another one this weekend to share with family. You won't be disappointed with this one!  -  18 Jul 2008


    This is a great recipe. Some other reviewers had problems with the centre falling - these tips may help. Cakes will sink or fall because of the following 1.Over-beating - too much air is incorporated 2.Under-baking - oven temp is too low or too short a baking time 3.Over or under measurement of ingredients 4.Using too small/large of baking tin 5. Make sure your oven temp is correct - preheat for at least 30 min. and ensure your oven is heating properly by using an oven thermometer for accuracy and finally, only open your oven door if you have to and then make sure 3/4 of the cooking time is up. Happy baking everyone!  -  18 Jul 2008