Left Over Rhubarb Crumble Cake.
I love rhubarb! The elusive vegetable is only in season for a few months, and I love the sour sweet combinations I can make with it. I’ve made Everyday Food‘s rhubarb crumb bar recipe many times, but found that every time I made it, there just wasn’t enough rhubarb! So here is the recipe edited to have twice as much rhubarb and a tweak here and there. The dessert combines three layers: cake on the bottom, a jammy rhubarb smack in the middle, and the best crumble topping ever, It is a great picnic dessert because it is sturdy enough that you can take it out of it’s pan and wrap it in foil.
RHUBARB CRUMBLE CAKE
adapted from Everyday Food‘s Rhubarb Crumb Bar recipe.
-6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted.
-1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled).
-1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar.
-1/4 teaspoon salt.
-1 pound rhubarb, cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
-2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
-1 heaping cup all-purpose flour.
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder.
-1/4 teaspoon salt.
-1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature.
-1 cup confectioners’ sugar.
-2 large eggs.
-1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch cake pan and. line with parchment paper. Butter and flour parchment and pan, tapping out excess flour.
2. Make crumble by: whisking together butter, brown sugar, and salt. Add flour and mix with a fork until large crumbs form. Refrigerate until ready to use.
3. Make cake: In a medium bowl, combine rhubarb, brown sugar, and heaping 1/4 cup flour. In another medium bowl, whisk 3/4 cup flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs, one at a time. With mixer on low, beat in vanilla, then flour mixture. Spread batter in prepared pan. Sprinkle with rhubarb and top with streusel.
4. Bake cake until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool completely in pan. Cut into wedges and serve.
Check out Sarah Carey’s How-To video below for her version. She is the cutest!