Rhubarb Custard Cake – Good enough to eat off your kitchen floor

Rhubarb

Prior to this cake, I had never met any Rhubarb dessert that I liked. Most of the desserts were pies, which I’m not real fond of.. or were mixed with jello, for sweetness.. It just wasn’t working for me.

At a family “Grandma Birthday” gathering, in Minnesota, Aunt Someone brought this cake. I couldn’t get enough of it and by the time I was leaving, to return to San Diego, I had the recipe.

I was amazed that it was so easy. Peeling and cutting the Rhubarb (and at the time, in San Diego, buying the Rhubarb) were the hardest parts.

Rhubarb Cut

I was delighted, a couple weeks ago, to find Rhubarb at EarthFair. I bought four big stalks. I ended up having enough for two cakes, so I threw half of the cut rhubarb into the freezer. I have no idea how to freeze rhubarb, so I don’t intend for it to stay frozen for too long.

This is all you need:

Rhubarb Cake Line-up

Yes, I just dropped a name-brand on you. As a cake decorator, and one who has made her own wedding cake.. you can’t go wrong with that brand. Sshshsh! 😛

(Recipe is here!)

Cake Assembly

This cake is so good, we’ve eaten it off of the kitchen floor, before. No joke.

We still lived in San Diego, and we fed sister missionaries, in our home, once a week. Upon hearing that one of our missionaries, adored Rhubarb, I told her I’d make this cake the next week.

I had no idea, at the time that I said it, that I’d have to drive 60 miles round-trip to find fresh rhubarb, for purchase.

On the day of the dinner, I took the cake out of the oven, and set it, to cool, on my pull-out cabinet cutting board.

The children came around the corner, running, and ran right into it, after it had cooled.. and knocked it upside down, onto the floor.

Instead of crying, I slipped a tray under it, turned it rightside up, and announced the mishap as we served it.

I said, “This has been on my kitchen floor. You do not have to eat it, but we are going to.” And we all ate it.

Now, that’s some good cake. I did keep a meticulous clean floor, because I had babies crawling on it.. but it was still the floor. :)

Rhubarb Cake Yumminess

The top/right photo is the cake, when its warm. The custardy-goodness just oozes everywhere. I, however, prefer the custard cold, like the bottom/left photo.

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Rhubarb Custard Cake – Good enough to eat off your kitchen floor

Rhubarb

Prior to this cake, I had never met any Rhubarb dessert that I liked. Most of the desserts were pies, which I’m not real fond of.. or were mixed with jello, for sweetness.. It just wasn’t working for me.

At a family “Grandma Birthday” gathering, in Minnesota, Aunt Someone brought this cake. I couldn’t get enough of it and by the time I was leaving, to return to San Diego, I had the recipe.

I was amazed that it was so easy. Peeling and cutting the Rhubarb (and at the time, in San Diego, buying the Rhubarb) were the hardest parts.

Rhubarb Cut

I was delighted, a couple weeks ago, to find Rhubarb at EarthFair. I bought four big stalks. I ended up having enough for two cakes, so I threw half of the cut rhubarb into the freezer. I have no idea how to freeze rhubarb, so I don’t intend for it to stay frozen for too long.

This is all you need:

Rhubarb Cake Line-up

Yes, I just dropped a name-brand on you. As a cake decorator, and one who has made her own wedding cake.. you can’t go wrong with that brand. Sshshsh! 😛

(Recipe is here!)

Cake Assembly

This cake is so good, we’ve eaten it off of the kitchen floor, before. No joke.

We still lived in San Diego, and we fed sister missionaries, in our home, once a week. Upon hearing that one of our missionaries, adored Rhubarb, I told her I’d make this cake the next week.

I had no idea, at the time that I said it, that I’d have to drive 60 miles round-trip to find fresh rhubarb, for purchase.

On the day of the dinner, I took the cake out of the oven, and set it, to cool, on my pull-out cabinet cutting board.

The children came around the corner, running, and ran right into it, after it had cooled.. and knocked it upside down, onto the floor.

Instead of crying, I slipped a tray under it, turned it rightside up, and announced the mishap as we served it.

I said, “This has been on my kitchen floor. You do not have to eat it, but we are going to.” And we all ate it.

Now, that’s some good cake. I did keep a meticulous clean floor, because I had babies crawling on it.. but it was still the floor. :)

Rhubarb Cake Yumminess

The top/right photo is the cake, when its warm. The custardy-goodness just oozes everywhere. I, however, prefer the custard cold, like the bottom/left photo.

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