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.  

Rhubarb Custard Cake

It is suppose to have a moist custard like bottom, the rhubarb sinks and the cracks on top are what this recipe does.    

INGREDIENTS
(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. 

Rhubarb Custard Cake

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.

Rhubarb Custard Cake

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.

Also check out Corrine’s recipes for Rhubarb Scones and Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam. Photography courtesy of Kevin Ramos. If you enjoyed this post, sign up for our newsletter now!

Liliane Opsomer
liliane@adventurewithkeen.com
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