Rhubarb Crumble Cake

This is the perfect rhubarb dessert, almond sponge topped with tart rhubarb and a buttery crumble topping!

9 servings

Easy 20 Minutes



For the recipe  Rhubarb Crumble Cake

For the Rhubarb:

350 g Rhubarb (trimmed weight)
50 g Caster Sugar
15 g Plain Flour (1 tbsp)

For the Crumble Topping:

100 g Unsalted butter (softened)
75 g Light Brown Sugar
5 g Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Paste (1 tsp)
175 g Plain Flour

For the Almond Sponge:

125 g Unsalted butter (softened)
125 g Caster Sugar
2 Medium Eggs (beaten)
5 g Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Paste (1 tsp)
75 g Plain Flour
5 g Dr. Oetker Baking Powder (1 tsp)
50 g Ground Almonds




For the Rhubarb

Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 8” square tin. Slice the rhubarb into 2 cm wide pieces and place in a bowl. Sprinkle over 50g caster sugar and 1tbsp flour and stir through the rhubarb, set aside.


For the Crumble Topping

Place the butter, light brown sugar and Vanilla Paste in a large bowl and beat together until creamed, the sugar should all be mixed into the butter. 


Add the flour and mix together to create a crumble mixture – this can be done by hand or in a mixer.


Once the mixture is crumbly set aside. 


For the Almond Sponge

Place the butter and caster sugar into a bowl and cream together until smooth. Add the eggs and Vanilla Paste and beat together until all the egg is combined – if the mixture begins to curdle add a spoonful of flour.


Sieve the flour, Baking Powder and ground almonds over the mixture and fold through until just combined.


Pour the sponge mixture in the prepared tin and smooth to evenly cover the base. Spread the rhubarb on top to create an even layer of rhubarb. Finally Sprinkle the crumble topping over the rhubarb ensuring it is completely covered.


Place the rhubarb crumble cake into the oven and bake for 60 minutes, the crumble topping should be golden brown. 


The crumble cake is best served warm with ice cream or custard.

Nutritional Information for the recipe Rhubarb Crumble Cake

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1938 kJ
463 kcal
1377 kJ
329 kcal
Fat 25.55 g 18.12 g
Carbohydrate 50.99 g 36.17 g
Protein 6.15 g 4.36 g
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