Rhubarb Custard Cake Recipe
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Rhubarb Custard Cake Recipe

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Rhubarb thrives in my northern garden and is one of the few crops the pesky moose don't bother! Of all the rhubarb desserts I've tried, this pudding cake is my No. 1 choice. It has old-fashioned appeal but is so simple to prepare. -Evelyn Gebhardt, Kasilof, Alaska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 4 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Whipped cream and fresh mint, optional


  1. Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with rhubarb and sugar. Slowly pour cream over top.
  2. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and mint if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Editor's Note: If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.
Originally published as Rhubarb Custard Cake in Taste of Home August/September 2000, p31

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

"We really enjoyed this cake. I made it as the recipe is written. It was golden brown and done at 45 minutes."

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"I really love rhubarb and even though you used a cake mix for this it will not even slow me down I will stir up a cake from scratch and try this one. We have another rhubarb cobbler we make a lot of so we have many frozen packages of four cups of rhubarb in our freezer."

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2014

"The original recipe called for an 18.25 ounce cake mix so I added extra flour (about 5-6 Tbls) to keep consistency with current smaller weight packaging. It turned out just like the picture, and every bit as tasty. This cake will certainly be making repeat appearances at our table."

Reviewed May. 3, 2014

"Used the liquid drained off my frozen rhubarb for the water in the cake mix for extra flavor, yummy!"

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

"My family absolutely raved about this as they love rhubarb & its soooo easy!! I sprinkled a mixture of cinnamon & sugar over the top half way through baking..Yummy"

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