Rhubarb cake


  • 60g butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1¾ cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 300g sour cream
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda (sift flour and bi-carb together)
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 500g rhubarb, chopped into approx 5cm pieces


Pre-heat oven to 180C and line a 22cm tin with baking paper. Beat together the butter, vanilla essence, sugar and eggs. Add the sour cream then stir in sifted flour together with the bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon then the chunks of rhubarb. Spread the mixture in the pan with extra sugar and cinnamon on top. Bake for 1 hour if your oven is fan assisted, or longer if conventional. Test with a fork to see if cake is cooked. Leave the cake in the tin for 5 minutes before removing. You can serve it warm or cold – it's good with cream or ice-cream.

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