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Best rhubarb cake recipes

Make the most of rhubarb season with our favourite sweet recipes, from crumble-topped custard sponge to baked cheesecake and ginger-spiked traybake

Looking for a comforting rhubarb pudding, or elegant dessert? Capture the nostalgic taste using our ideas and twists, then check out our best rhubarb recipes, lemon cakes and showstopping bakes.

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Best rhubarb cake recipes

Rhubarb and custard cake

Take your love of rhubarb further with Edd Kimber’s showstopping rhubarb and custard sponge, topped with a layer of crumble to create a great contrast with sharp rhubarb.


Rhubarb and ginger upside-down cake

Capture a nostalgic sweet in cake form with this pink patchwork cake, flavoured with sweet forced rhubarb, two types of ginger, and white chocolate. Delicious served with thick clotted cream.


Rhubarb and ginger cake

Bonne Maman rhubarb compote is a moreish filling in this easy ginger traybake recipe, ideal for afternoon tea.


Rhubarb, pistachio and soured cream cake

Make the most of rhubarb season with this inventive cake with pistachios and soured cream, great for enjoying with your afternoon cuppa.


Baked cheesecake with rhubarb and custard

Your favourite flavour combination baked in the style of a cheesecake – not only is it easy to make but it looks super-impressive. Go ahead and wow your friends and family.


Rhubarb shortcakes

This British twist on American shortcake swaps strawberries and cream for pink rhubarb, providing a burst of colour and brilliant sharpness.


Rhubarb pound cake

If you find yourself stuck for ideas to use rhubarb, this crowd-pleasing pound cake is just the thing. We’ve hidden white chocolate chips in the middle, too, for an extra treat.


Rhubarb muffins

This recipe for rhubarb muffins is guaranteed to please and might just become your new go-to – rhubarb is mixed with cinnamon and sugar and finished with a sprinkling of demerara to create a crunchy topping.

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