10 Delicious and Gorgeous Rhubarb Cake Recipes

rhubarb-dotted sour cream coffee cake
Photo: Molly

Put your rhubarb haul to good use with a delicious, moist, and fruity cake. From tried-and-true family recipes (like Oma's Rhubarb Cake and Grandma Moyer's Rhubarb and Strawberry Coffee Cake) to restaurant-worthy showstoppers (how gorgeous is this Rhubarb Cheesecake?), even rhubarb skeptics won't be able to resist these tart-yet-sweet recipes. This collection of our best rhubarb cake recipes truly has something for everyone.

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Oma's Rhubarb Cake

slice of rhubarb cake on a white plate

"Oma always makes this for her grand kids after she picks through her garden," says recipe creator Alea. "Probably not good for the thighs but Oma's cooking is always good for the taste buds."

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Grandma Moyer's Rhubarb and Strawberry Coffee Cake

slices of Grandma Moyer's Rhubarb and Strawberry Coffee Cake on a plate
Teresa T-Rex ecker

"This was my Grandma Moyer's recipe," says recipe creator BobbieRocks. "It has been missing since at least the mid 80's. I found it stuck the middle of an old book I got after my mom passed away. Everyone in the family has been trying to recreate this delicious coffee cake for years. It is moist and very flavorful."

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Rhubarb Cheesecake

Rhubarb Cheesecake
Alllrecipes Magazine

This top-rated cheesecake, made with fresh rhubarb and finished with sour cream topping, is surprisingly easy. Try this recipe next time you're in the mood for a fruity summertime treat.

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Almond Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Almond Rhubarb Coffee Cake
Blaine Moats

"I firmly believed that rhubarb was a terrible waste of good garden space and that it didn't belong in any recipe at all," says recipe creator FRAMBUESA. "However I discovered this recipe and due to an abundant rhubarb crop this year I tried it out. WOW ... what an awesome recipe."

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Rhubarb Spice Cake with Lemon Sauce


"My mother got this recipe back in the 1950's from the minister's wife," says recipe creator PRICKLY PEAR. "It's been a family favorite ever since — even for those who claim to dislike rhubarb."

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Rhubarb Stir Cake

Rhubarb Stir Cake

This quick rhubarb cake couldn't get easier. It comes together in less than an hour, and you only need one bowl for the batter. The moist and fruity cake is topped with a delicious blend of white sugar and nutmeg before baking.

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Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb Cake I

Here's an old-fashioned rhubarb cake everyone will love. If you don't have buttermilk, according to recipe creator Barb Oke, you can substitute milk mixed with one tablespoon of lemon juice.

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Easy Rhubarb Pudding Cake

Easy Rhubarb Pudding Cake

What makes this moist dessert so easy? It starts with a package of yellow cake mix. Quick and easy, this pudding cake comes together with fewer than 10 simple-to-find ingredients.

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Sour Cream Rhubarb Coffee Cake

rhubarb-dotted sour cream coffee cake

This is an 'any time of day' cake that my mom used to make," says recipe creator dcshoffman. "Good warm or cold, this cake is incredibly moist inside, while the surface has a tiny bit of crisp from the sugar granules. Tangy rhubarb and sour cream are offset by the sweet cake and sugar sprinkle. It is DE-lish!"

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Special Rhubarb Cake

Special Rhubarb Cake
Deb C

This aptly named rhubarb cake is topped with a sugary streusel, then drizzled with a decadent caramel sauce made with butter, brown sugar, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla.

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