Tuesday, June 11, 2013

From The Mercantile Muse Kitchen

Rhubarb Cake

Have I told you my neighbors don't like rhubarb. More importantly, have I told you that we love rhubarb and that our next door neighbors, Lauren and Jay (who happen to not care for it) have a big bed of rhubarb and that we get to take as much as we like? In all fairness, they didn't plant the rhubarb. Our previous neighbor did.

Hello gorgeous.

It was high time I did something with their glorious harvest of rhubarb.

I was going to make my friend's mom's rhubarb bread recipe, but I'm out of brown sugar. So where do you think I went to find a new rhubarb recipe? Yup. Pinterest.

What I found was Oma's Rhubarb Cake on allrecipes.com

I baked it last night and it came out pretty darn good. Hot out of the oven we gave it 8 out of 10 stars- we only waited long enough to not burn ourselves while holding a piece. Be forewarned, the fruit inside is hot to eat even when you can hold it. Learned that the hardway.

This morning I thought it had gotten a little bit dry. I think my oven must bake on the high side, so next time I'd check the cake before 45 minutes. Also, I didn't have sour cream and used yogurt instead,which I'd probably do anyways. I like the tangier bite of non-fat yogurt.

The topping really made this cake. Decadent. Golden brown when baked and delicious.

Rhubarb Yogurt Cake ala Oma


  1. It's been raining non-stop here too! This sounds and looks tres yummy... thank you for sharing this fab recipe. Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

    1. Celia.........it's lovely with tea. Had some for breakfast. Hope all is well.....other than the rain.

  2. Seriously, had no idea what a rhubarb plant looks like leave alone what is Rhubarb! Call me duh...but where I was born and raised this plant was not available. Anyways, thank you for the lovely pictures and recipe. I will try it!

  3. When I was young we had huge rhubarb plants and my mom used it all the time. These day's I avoid when I can, but your recipe sounds really good. It might be time to give rhubarb a try again. I love the idea of eating it hot right out of the oven.
    Everyday Inspired

  4. Ooooh, that looks tasty! We've had a lot of rain here, too, and my garden is looking pretty sad. Some jalapenos came in, but everything else is... droopy. Sigh.


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