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)
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.
With a fork, add in butter, egg yolks, and vanilla until a crumbly mixture forms.
Press this crust mixture into the bottom of the pan, with about 1/2″ to 1″ up the sides of the greased springform pan.
With a mixer, beat the egg whites and sugar until stiff peaks form (approx. 5 minutes at high speed).
Fold in the chopped rhubarb, and spread the mixture in the springform pan.
Bake approx. 45-55 minutes, until meringue becomes firm and golden. Allow to cool on a baker’s rack.
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!
Credits: Burlington Free Press, 5/13/08
This looks like a tasty dessert. I don’t think I’ve tried rhubarb before.
I love that you dont have to cook the rhubarb. It looks so delicious.
I would love to try a rhubarb cake! It looks so good!
This rhubarb cake looks delicious. It was a favorite of my grandfather’s. This brings me happy memories.
This cake looks delicious. Thanks for the upload.
Rhubarb was one of my grandmother’s favorite things to bake with, but we generally used it in pies. I can’t wait to try it in this cake recipe!
This sounds great. I’ve only ever had rhubarb in a crumble before. It’s nice to try something different.
I rarely encounter rhubarb being used in baked products and I would love to try it!
Rhubarb is one of my best friend’s favorite desserts. Well not rhubarb itself lol, but desserts with rhubarb in it. This cake made me immediately think of her. It looks delicious.
Oh my! This is such a really amazing recipe! It look so good! I know my family would love this so much!
Aww this takes me back. My grandma used to relish when rhubarb was in season. She always used it for baking.