Rhubarb Cake Recipe

This delightful rhubarb cake combines the tartness of rhubarb with the sweetness of cake for a perfect balance of flavors. It’s a simple yet delicious dessert that’s sure to become a favorite!


  • 2 cups diced rhubarb
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Gently fold in the diced rhubarb until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
  10. Enjoy your delicious rhubarb cake on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat!

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