Monday, July 04, 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Summer Cake

When we moved into our sweet little summer home, there were an abundance of rhubarb plants just waiting to be savored. So when I came across this strawberry rhubarb crumble at Smitten Kitchen, I just couldn't resist baking it. 

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

Yields 6 to 8 servings.

For the topping:
1 1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons Demerara sugar (or turbinado sugar aka Sugar in the Raw)
Zest of one lemon
1/4 pound (1 stick or 4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:
1 1/2 cups rhubarb, chopped into 1-inch pieces
1 quart strawberries plus a few extras, hulled, quartered
Juice of one lemon
1/2 cup sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons cornstarch (some commenters found the flour option a little too, well, floury so this has been updated)
Pinch of salt

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Prepare topping: In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugars and lemon zest and add the melted butter. Mix until small and large clumps form. Refrigerate until needed.

2. Prepare filling: Toss rhubarb, strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch and a pinch of salt in a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. (I used an oval dish this time, because they fit better in the bottom of a shopping bag.)

3. Remove topping from refrigerator and cover fruit thickly and evenly with topping. Place pie plate on a (foil-lined, if you really want to think ahead) baking sheet, and bake until crumble topping is golden brown in places and fruit is bubbling beneath, about 40 to 50 minutes.

P.S - This is one of the most delicious summer cakes I have ever tasted!!



  1. This looks delicious!!! I will have to make this sometime. Thank you so much for following, I'm following you too :)


  2. That looks delicious! If you ever have a chance, the best strawberries I ever ate were from France. They taste like candy! Have a great 4th of July!

    XO Hilary Nicole

  3. I came right on time for desserts.
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  4. yummy! that recipe looks so delicious i love strawberries!!

  5. Oooh yummm, I do love rhubarb, and I have to say I've never tried to make a crumble with strawberries before but that looks so delicious I might just have to try x

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  6. Looks amazing ;)

  7. wow!only by looking at those pictures I can tell that it is yummi!!
    I will definetely try it and upload some pictures, linking back to you blog :)

  8. I would be so happy to be cutting into that cake and then eating a big piece of it. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cake up.


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