Rhubarb Cornmeal Cake

Rhubarb Cornmeal Cake

After being stalked by rhubarbs lately when surfing food blogs I finally surrendered….It was my turn to go to my brother for our weekly dinner, and I wanted to bring an extra nice dessert as Fredrik was home from Stockholm all week and also would join us for the dinner. As I’ve never tried any of Nigella’s recipes (shame on me…) I decided to go for her Rhubarb Cornmeal Cake from her book How to Be a Domestic Goddess. I started baking the cake very late and when it was done I quickly covered it with a checked kitchen towel and then me and Fredrik took our bicycles to get to my brother. Having the warm lovely cake in the bicycle basket was almost like having a carrot on a stick in front of me, I guess that I cycled pretty fast :-) After the great dinner that my brother had prepared (baked fish, potato and root vegetable gratin and tomato sauce) we finally had the rhubarb cake. Not too sweet, not too sour; it was perfect! And even Fredrik that isn’t especially fond of rhubarb liked it a lot. The cake is very juicy and moist and goes very well with whipped cream. For those of you that don’t have Nigellas book, the recipe can be found at A Spoonful of Sugar .

Lovely fresh rhubarb for the cake filling

2 Responses to “Rhubarb Cornmeal Cake”

  1. Anne
    May 11th, 2005 07:27

    That really makes me want to go out and steal some of my neighbour’s rhubarb! Hrm. I guess I probably won’t – but I might buy some at the store. (Not as good, but it’ll have to do.)

  2. Zarah Maria
    May 12th, 2005 00:39

    That does look lovely Dagmar!

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