Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Rhubarb Rose and Almond Cake #CakeSliceBakers

This amazingly moist and delicious cake made with almond flour is lightly scented with rosewater and contains sweet tart bites of rhubarb.

Rhubarb Rose and Almond Cake

This was my choice of recipe for The Cake Slice Bakers this month.......

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Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is The New Way To Cake by Benjamina Ebuehi. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

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It is a new year and a new book - The New Way To Cake - and our choices for May 2020 were ~

Chamomile Cake with Honey Crème Fraîche
Hibiscus Buttermilk Cake


My rhubarb is coming along nicely but it is not quite ready yet.  The recipe in this cookbook asked for you to cut long slices of rhubarb, use a round cake pan and lay them on top in a beautiful pattern.

My rhubarb was diced and frozen from last years crop so I went with a snack cake instead and used a square pan folding the rhubarb into the batter,.

Rhubarb Rose and Almond Cake

Other than that I made this pretty much as written and it turned out awesomely amazing.  This is a great cake with coffee to start your day.  

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It may not look as pretty as the photo in the cookbook.  This is more of a snack cake or coffee cake in presentation and it is perfect for that purpose.  This cake will be made again as my rhubarb matures.  

Rhubarb Rose and Almond Cake

Rhubarb Rose and Almond Cake

Yield: 9 servings
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 1 hourTotal time: 1 H & 15 M
This amazingly moist and delicious cake made with almond flour is lightly scented with rosewater and contains sweet tart bites of rhubarb.


  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 t. rosewater
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 c. flour
  • 3/4 c. almond flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 c. plain greek yogurt
  • 2 c. diced rhubarb
  • Demera sugar for sprinkling on top


  1. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, sugar and rosewater until light and fluffy.  Stir in the lemon zest and then add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  2. Add the flour, almond flour, baking powder and baking soda to the bowl. Turn the mixer to low speed and mix until combined.  Stir in the yogurt and the rhubarb.
  3. Place batter into a 9" square baking pan that has been treated with baking spray.  Sprinkle with Demera sugar (you can use granulated if you don't have demera) and place into a preheated 325* oven for 50-60 minutes, until golden brown and a skewer inserted in the center removes cleanly.
  4. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely in the pan.


Adapted from a recipe found in The New Way to Cake
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  1. I have tried to grow rhubarb. I think it gets too hot here. My mom has some lovely plants. I need to share this recipe with her.

  2. I WISH we could grow rhubarb here. Our season is about a month long; but my in-laws use it as a hedge...and no one up there eats it! Geez...

  3. Yummm!! What a great treat to start the day with!

  4. A slice of this and a cup of tea would make my day!

  5. Rhubarb isn't in the stores here either (nor do I have any place to plant it). Aren't you glad you had some for last year?

    1. Yes, and happy to have used it before the new batch matures.

  6. I bought some (very expensive) rhubarb in my pick-up order last weekend, and made rhubarb sauce which we just finished tonight. You are lucky to grow it.

    I would love that cake! I always chop up the rhubarb in any dish because I don't like the long fibers, so your way looks good.

    be well... mae at

  7. Terrific! I've yet to bake with rhubarb - can't find it much here, but I may start looking a little harder and make this!

    1. Wish I could package it up and send you some. It is very prolific.

  8. Your cake looks amazing, and so does your rhubarb plant. We have to be lucky to get rhubarb here, but I will certainly be on the lookout now so that I can bake this cake.

  9. Yum! Rhubarb is so hard for me to find. I should try growing it as it's one of my favorite things to bake with.

    1. I don't know about where you live Kim but here in Midwest USA it grows like a weed.


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