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Spring treats. Enjoy ribbons of juicy pink rhubarb topped with a sweet streusel. This cake is perfect for spring brunch, snack time or dessert.



Yields9 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr

Streusel
 ¾ cup brown sugar
 ½ tsp Saigon cinnamon
 ¼ cup flour
 ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
Cake
 ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
 1 cup sugar
 2 large eggs
 ¾ cup milk
 2 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
 2 cups pastry flour
 2 cups local rhubarb, diced

1

Streusel: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Using your fingertips work the butter into the dry ingredients, until crumbly. Set aside.

2

Preheat oven to 350°F.

3

In a stand mixer, (or using an electric mixer) whip together the butter and sugar until fluffy.

4

Add the eggs one at a time until creamy. Whip in the milk.

5

In a separate bowl, whisk together the baking powder, salt and flour.

6

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three additions.

7

Fold in the rhubarb.

8

Spread into a parchment lined square cake pan.

9

Sprinkle streusel over top.

10

Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean, when inserted into the centre of the cake.


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Ingredients

Streusel
 ¾ cup brown sugar
 ½ tsp Saigon cinnamon
 ¼ cup flour
 ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
Cake
 ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
 1 cup sugar
 2 large eggs
 ¾ cup milk
 2 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
 2 cups pastry flour
 2 cups local rhubarb, diced

Directions

1

Streusel: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Using your fingertips work the butter into the dry ingredients, until crumbly. Set aside.

2

Preheat oven to 350°F.

3

In a stand mixer, (or using an electric mixer) whip together the butter and sugar until fluffy.

4

Add the eggs one at a time until creamy. Whip in the milk.

5

In a separate bowl, whisk together the baking powder, salt and flour.

6

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three additions.

7

Fold in the rhubarb.

8

Spread into a parchment lined square cake pan.

9

Sprinkle streusel over top.

10

Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean, when inserted into the centre of the cake.

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