R IS FOR RHUBARB CAKE WITH MASCARPONE FILLING

Rhubarb is a surprisingly good cake ingredient.  There are many recipes for rhubarb cake but this one is the simplest.  It is made in a rather old-fashioned way, but sometimes, the old ways are the best.  

RHUBARB CAKE WITH MASCARPONE FILLING

Before you start…

Take 3 large eggs and weigh them in their shells.  Whatever their weight it, you need that amount of butter, sugar and flour.

Ingredients

  • Eggs, 3 large
  • Butter, see above. It must at room temperature and soft.
  • Sugar, see above
  • Self-raising flour, see above
  • baking powder, 1 tsp
  • Rhubarb, about 3 sticks
  • Mascarpone, 125g (half of a 250g tub)
  • Icing sugar for dusting

You will need 2 x round cake tins 18 cm or 7 1/2 inches

 To make

  1. Heat oven to 180/350 or Gas Mark 4.
  2. Grease the cake tins and line with grease proof paper.
  3. Chop the rhubarb into pieces about the length and width of your little finger.
  4. Weigh out the ingredients, as described above.
  5. Cream the butter and sugar together, until the mix is light and fluffy.
  6. Add the eggs one by one, beating well after each egg.
  7. Sift the flour and baking powder together, and gently fold in to the mix with a large metal spoon.
  8. Put the mix into the two tins and scatter equal amounts of rhubarb pieces on top of each, enough to cover in a single layer. The rhubarb sinks into the mix as it cooks.
  9. Put in the oven and cook for about 25 minutes, until the cake feels firm to the touch.
  10. Remove from the oven, allow to cool in the tin for a few minutes.  Then carefully turn out onto a wire wrack and peel off the greaseproof paper.
  11. When cool, spread the mascarpone in the middle, sandwich together and dust with icing sugar.

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A word to the wise: this cake will be eaten very quickly!

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2 thoughts on “R IS FOR RHUBARB CAKE WITH MASCARPONE FILLING

  1. Looks delicious, and of course very timely too, so thank you witch.
    Allotment tips for the next few weeks would also be avidly read, by me at least.

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