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Rhubarb Almond Cake

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Whether it's for brunch of dessert, this Rhubarb Almond Cake is moist and the perfect balance of sweet and tart. In this recipe, fresh rhubarb and almonds are folded into a simple buttermilk batter before being baked into a moist and delicious cake. 
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Keyword almond, brunch, cake, dessert, rhubarb
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 358
Author Laurie McNamara


  • cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • cups diced rhubarb
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar for serving


  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • tablespoons salted butter


  • Preheat your oven to 350° and grease a 9-inch cake pan.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, measure and add the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and nutmeg. Whisk to combine.
  • In a larger mixing bowl, combine the sugar, applesauce, egg, vanilla and almond extract. Whisking to combine.
  • Alternate adding 1/3 of the dry ingredients with 1/3 of the buttermilk mixing after each addition, repeating until all are incorporated.
  • Stir in the rhubarb and the 1/4 cup of sliced almonds before pouring the batter into the prepared pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar, 1/4 cup of almonds and butter. Spoon overtop of the cake and bake on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 30 minutes or until a tester comes out clean with only a few crumbs attached.
  • Allow to cool a bit before dusting with powdered sugar and serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 381mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 2mg