Rhubarb Cornmeal Cake

 Its that time of year again when the rhubarb starts to push up out of the ground after its winter sleep and what better way to celebrate its return than to make this delish cake…. another fab recipe that I discovered last year 🙂
I’ll need to post the recipe for rhubarb scnapps (rhubarb vodka) too its absolutely lovely, I made some last year, but thats for another day 🙂
Rhubarb Cornmeal Cake
Recipe extracted from The book… How to be a domestic godess by Nigella Lawson.
Ingredients :
500g Rhubarb
300g Caster Sugar
150g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
155g fine cornmeal (polenta)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
125g unsalted butter, soft
250g natural yoghurt, preferably bio
1 x 23cm springform cake tin, buttered and lined.Method:preheat oven to 180 degrees C / gas mark 4Wash and dry the rhubarb if necessary (which i rerely find it to be), and then trim, removing any stringly bits and cut into 1/2cm slices.

Put into a glass or china bowl and cover with 100g of the sugar, while you get on with the rest of the cake. Dont let the rhubarb stand for more than half an hour or the sugar will make too much liquid seep out.

Mix the flour, bicarb, salt, cinnamon and cornmeal together. With a fork, beath the eggs with the vanilla in a measuring jug or small bowl.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and the rest of the sugar, then gradually add the egg and vanilla mixture, beating while you do so. Then add the flour-cornmeal mixture alternatively with the yoghurt. They just need to be combined, dont overmix.

Finally, add the rhubarb together with its sugary, pink juices, folding into the mix, and then pour the speckled batter into the prepapred tin.

Put in the preheated oven and bake for about 1 hour or until springy to the touch. You may need to cover it with foil after about 40 mins so that the top doesnt catch. Let cool int he tim on a wire rack for a while before unmoulding.

Serves 8-10..



2 thoughts on “Rhubarb Cornmeal Cake

  1. “Rhubarb Cornmeal Cake”

    This is what I have been looking for something a little different to the ordinary.

    I have put this recipe on priority for the coming weekend…………… looks yummy.

    Will report back on how I go with it.

    Great blog by the way.


  2. Hi Suzanne…

    Thanks for your kind comments…. you will not be disappointed with this cake, its really yummy.

    Looking forward to hearing how you get on with it 🙂

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