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Delicious Rhubarb Sponge Cake recipe

Delicious Rhubarb Sponge Cake Recipe

This delightful rhubarb sponge cake is the perfect summertime dessert. It's quite simple to whip up and makes a lovely colourful treat.





  • Step 1.

    Slice the rhubarb and toss it in 50g sugar. Leave it to meld for 30 minutes.
  • Step 2.

    Preheat the oven to 180C, line a deep baking tin with baking paper.
  • Step 3.

    Cream together 200g sugar, butter and orange zest until pale and fluffy.
  • Step 4.

    Beat in eggs one at a time into the creamed mixture.
  • Step 5.

    Fold in self-raising flour, baking powder and milk until blended.
  • Step 6.

    Drain the juice from the rhubarb into a saucepan and set the rhubarb aside.
  • Step 7.

    Spread half of the cake mixture into the cake tin, scatter over half of the rhubarb.
  • Step 8.

    Cover the rhubarb with the rest of the cake mixture, smooth it and scatter with the remaining rhubarb.
  • Step 9.

    Bake for about 50 minutes until golden brown.
  • Step 10.

    While the cake is baking, heat the reserved rhubarb juice with the remaining 50g sugar until it reduces to a syrup.
  • Step 11.

    Take the cake out of the oven, pour the syrup over top of it and leave it to cool completely.
  • Step 12.

    Once cooled, remove the cake from the tin and slice and serve.


  1. 400 gRhubarb

  2. 300 gCaster sugar

  3. 175 gButter

  4. 1 Orange, zest

  5. 3 Eggs

  6. 225 gSelf-raising flour

  7. 0.5 tspBaking powder

  8. 0.125 lMilk

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