Best Apple Rhubarb Cake
My freezer is stocked full of rhubarb, so I decided to experiment a bit and came up with this cake. It would be perfect served warm with a little vanilla ice cream.
Rhubarb grows really well in the north, so a few years ago we decided to plant a couple rhubarb plants. If you're unfamiliar with rhubarb, it is the plant that keeps on giving. And giving, and giving and giving.
The only thing I don't like about it is the fact that it attracts Japanese beetles in droves for about a month during the summer. In fact, the abundance of beetles led me to pull up the majority of rhubarb not once, but twice this summer just trying to get rid of them. The only thing that resulted in was more rhubarb! It grows back faster than I can give it away.
Apple Rhubarb Cake with Strawberries
- ½ cup butter melted
- ½ cup applesauce
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 egg beaten lightly
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup oatmeal ground in a food processor or blender
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped rhubarb
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- ¼ cup butter melted
- ½ cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Melt butter and then mix in applesauce, egg, brown sugar and vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients and stir together until well blended.
- Add rhubarb and mix until evenly dispersed.
- Spray a loaf pan and pour cake batter into the pan, spreading evenly.
- Mix together streusel ingredients and spread over the top of the cake.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
This looks beautiful and delicious!
My mom would love this recipe! I will have to make it for her. I am not particulary fond of Rhubarb, but I grow it in my garden for my mom. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
April J Harris
Love rhubarb and strawberries together - and I like the addition of the applesauce too. Pinned! Thank you for bringing this delicious recipe to the Hearth and Soul Hop.
WE used to have rhubarb planted when I lived up north. I don't remember the beetles, but it has been awhile. I did love making rhubarb pie, cooked rhubarb. I never used it in a cake. This looks wonderful.
Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,
Delicious looking cake! I wish I could try it, but we don't have here rhubarb....
This cake looks amazing! Thanks so much for linking up with us this week for Maker's Mix-Up!
Thank you for sharing at SYC! Jo
This cake looks amazing! Love strawberry! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
My rhubarb is just pushing up out of the soil. Can't wait to harvest and try this! Have not had any problem with the Japanese beetle. Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC. Pinned.
I put the egg together with the wet ingredients??
I love rhubarb! Thanks for linking up to TOO Cute Tuesday! Pinned it!
Hi Jessica, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC later today.
Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow
This looks wonderful and reminds me of the rhubarb and strawberries always growing in my grandparent's garden! 🙂
Merisi in Vienna
Strawberries and rhubarb are such a winning pair!
Thank you for the recipe, good luck with your fight against the beetles,
Christine | Mid-Life Croissant
Ha! Sounds like bamboo. I wonder if they're related. It's easy to be jealous of you though when I don't have to actually deal with the beetles. Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays.
when I do not get in a summer or fall visit to you I have to resort to looking for rhubarb at the store and I found some this spring and I got enough to freeze - I have found that mixed with apples it makes a nice rhubarb apple crisp as well. I have a book that has a ton of recipes in it and you can make a lot of varieties of jam also. I will try the bread.