Easy Rhubarb Custard Cake
Corrine Kozlak, author of Rhubarb: 40 True and Tried Recipes, shares with us this easy rhubarb custard cake recipe.
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I tested this with 4 different cake mixes. I liked Pillsbury yellow premium cake mix the best. All the cake mixes worked and the smell while baking in the oven was so 1950’s good. This cake tastes even better and cuts nicely if refrigerated over night.
It is suppose to have a moist custard like bottom, the rhubarb sinks and the cracks on top are what this recipe does.
(Makes one 9×13″ cake)
1 15.25 oz. premium yellow cake mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
3 large eggs
4-6 cups fresh rhubarb, chopped ½ inch
¾ cup sugar
1 cup whipping cream
Grease the pan. Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Spread rhubarb evenly over batter, sprinkle sugar on rhubarb, then pour whipping cream over everything.
Bake the Rhubarb Custard Cake for 1 hour at 350’, cool, cover and refrigerate.
About the author: Corrine Kozlak started her own business as a food stylist more than 20 years ago, and it still feels like an honor every time she sees her work in print. Rhubarb is her first published cookbook and a culmination of what she has learned throughout her life and career: gardening, creating ads, adapting recipes, and styling food.
Growing up in Minnesota, Corrine always thought that rhubarb was such an interesting plant with a unique flavor. One of her earliest memories of rhubarb is picking a fresh stalk from her grandparents’ backyard and dipping it in a cup of sugar―yum!
Corrine currently lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her husband of 40 years and their beloved dog, Boone. Their two grown kids and daughter-in-law are only a text, phone call, drive to downtown Chicago, or flight to Washington, D.C., away.