Rhubarb Orange Almond Cake ~ Mennonite Girls Can Cook Recipe

Last week I promised the department next door to me, here at work, a dessert for helping me out so much…so went looking for a new recipe to try. I narrowed it down to a Rhubarb recipe as that was one of the few things they ALL liked.

Not sure how many of you have found Mennonite Girls Can Cook…they are AWESOME! That is where I found a rhubarb recipe that was posted 20 July 2008 in Desserts.

RHUBARB ORANGE ALMOND CAKE

4 stalks fresh rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces (I cut enough for 4-5 cups)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temp
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup ground almonds
Finely grated peel of 1 small orange (I used a medium size…love orange zest)
2 Tbsp of orange juice (just use your orange that you grated)
1/4 cup blanched sliced almonds

(PICTURES ARE OF A DOUBLE BATCH)

Preheat oven to 375F.

Grease a 9″ springform pan and line the base with parchment paper. (I lined with parchment and then sprayed the pan with flour Pam).

Place cut rhubarb in a bowl and cover with 1/4 cup of the sugar, mix and set a side.

Grate peel and juice the orange…set a side.

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Mix butter and remaining 3/4 cup sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

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Add eggs and beat until fluffy.

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Stir in orange zest and juice. Then gently fold in the dry mixture into the butter mixture.

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Stir in sugared rhubarb and then pour into your prepared springform pan.

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Spread batter evenly in pan then sprinkle with sliced almonds.

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Bake for 25 minutes in a 375F oven. Reduce the oven temp to 350F and bake for another 20-25 minutes or until the cake is FIRM. Let set in pan for 10-15 minutes then slide knife around edges and remove from pan.

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Serve warm or cold.

The first time I made it I drizzled powdered sugar/orange juice frosting over the top of the cake. The second and third time…just ate the cake as is. This is one the BESTEST CAKES YOU’LL EVER MAKE!

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About sleepycathollow

I'm Michelle and live in Northern Nevada ~ beautiful mix of high desert and the Sierra. While I work at the University, I'd rather take pictures, play with fountain pensioned ink, garden, cook, craft and make quilts. :)
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4 Responses to Rhubarb Orange Almond Cake ~ Mennonite Girls Can Cook Recipe

  1. digipicsphotography says:

    I’m sitting here looking at your cake and starving to death!!
    I think I could eat the whole thing by myself.

  2. Trish says:

    Oh I am so glad I happened across your blog. Grin….that was my post on Mennonite Girls can Cook. I used to be a contributor but found my workload too much. So now I am on my own but guess what…I still can’t stop baking. Come by some time. Oh…and I am glad you liked that cake. I made it for my husband’s birthday and as it is coming up again soon….I wonder what I can do to top it! We are still remembering it. Thanks for trying it. By the way…love the blog!

  3. Leanne says:

    ohhh
    this looks good! I think I will make it for tonight!
    My sister’s pregnant and I think she’s making the big announcement at her house, this would be the perfect celebration cake for the ocassion!

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