Rhubarb Custard Cake
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Editor's NoteIf using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.
Jun 17, 2017
I don't understand the photo - the rhubarb is in the middle of the cake but the instructions have you put the rhubarb on top. Does it sink to its own to the middle? thanks
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.
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.
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.
May 3, 2014
Used the liquid drained off my frozen rhubarb for the water in the cake mix for extra flavor, yummy!
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
Jul 21, 2013
We love rhubarb and always make a pie with the first picking. Wanted to try something different. Searched "Taste of Home" for a recipe and this popped up. Delicious and oh so easy to make. This will be made again and again as long as the rhubarb holds out. Hmmm, wonder what it would be like with strawberries?
Jun 16, 2013
Mine was raw in the middle after the suggested cooking time. I will definitely bake it a lot longer next time. I did use half & half instead of whipping cream but that shouldn't have made that much difference in the cooking time. I agree with the one other reviewer on a cooking time of 1 hour 15 minutes.
Apr 8, 2012
I have made this many times, always turns out great. However, I use 2c. sugar and a pint of whipping cream (2 cups instead of 1). If you want it slightly less fattening, you can use 3/4 pint of half and half, but it comes out more watery and less custardy but still yummy! And I bake 1hr 15mins.
Oct 20, 2011
I have used this recipe for years. I use a white cake mix instead of a yellow and it smells and tastes heavenly! I let the chopped rhubarb and sugar gel up before I sprinkle it over the cake.
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