Rhubarb Cake with Murbeteig Crust

 

Rhubarb Cake with Murbeteig Crust

I have had an amazing rhubarb plant growing on the side of my house for years.  Every year it comes up on its own, and I have been giving away fresh rhubarb for years because I didn’t have the time or patience for cooking it.  However, someone recommended this recipe to me as being quick and easy – not to mention delicious!

Ingredients for crust:

  • 1-3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Ingredients for filling:

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 lb rhubarb (sliced 1/4 inch thick)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease the insides of a 10″ springform pan.  I use a Nordic Ware pan that was under $15.

Whisk together the flour, sugar, and baking powder.

Rhubarb Cake with Murbeteig Crust

With a fork, add in butter, egg yolks, and vanilla until a crumbly mixture forms.

Rhubarb Cake with Murbeteig Crust

Press this crust mixture into the bottom of the pan, with about 1/2″ to 1″ up the sides of the greased springform pan.

Rhubarb Cake with Murbeteig Crust

With a mixer, beat the egg whites and sugar until stiff peaks form (approx. 5 minutes at high speed).

Rhubarb Cake with Murbeteig Crust

Rhubarb Cake with Murbeteig Crust

Fold in the chopped rhubarb, and spread the mixture in the springform pan.

Rhubarb Cake with Murbeteig Crust

Bake approx. 45-55 minutes, until meringue becomes firm and golden.  Allow to cool on a baker’s rack.

Rhubarb Cake with Murbeteig Crust

This is best served the day it is baked, but we enjoy it for days after as well!  Goes great with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!

Rhubarb Cake with Murbeteig Crust

 

Credits: Burlington Free Press, 5/13/08

 

 

Comments

  1. 1
    jamie braun says:

    giving this recipe to my dad! he grows rhubarb

  2. 2
    jamie braun says:

    giving this recipe to my dad! he grows rhubarb.

  3. 3

    Yum! I’m always on the lookout for rhubarb recipes this time of year!

  4. 4

    I’ve actually never had rhubarb! This cake looks like a great way to try it out for the first time!

  5. 5

    Oh nice! I need to cut my rhubarb before it goes to seed!

  6. 6

    I love the step by step photos. I haven’t made anything with Rhubarb before and this sounds amazing.

  7. 7
    Grandpa says:

    Hmm..we have lots of Rhubarb..think we’ll try some of this!!

  8. 8

    Thanks for stopping by our Tasty Tuesdays link party! I have never really had the patience for rhubarb either, but my husband loves it so he will really appreciate this recipe because it is easy enough that I just might try it! I love your step-by-step instructions…so helpful!

  9. 9

    What a great looking cake! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

  10. 10

    well I love rhubarb crumble so I expect I will love this – initially thought that this was going to be a cake mixture with rhubarb and I wasn’t sure about that

  11. 11

    This sounds so good! I will have to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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