German Rhubarb Meringue Cake


This is a very simple and oh-so-yummy German rhubarb cake (Rhabarberkuchen) with a meringue topping. The meringue topping goes on for the last 15 minutes so it won't get too dark.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
10 servings



  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ⅛ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


  • 3 cups peeled and chopped rhubarb, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar


  • 3 egg whites

  • ¾ cup white sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 10-inch springform pan.

  2. Combine butter, sugar, vanilla sugar, and salt in a large bowl and beat with an electric blender until smooth and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  3. Sift together flour and baking powder and mix into the batter, 1/4 cup at a time. Pour batter into the prepared springform pan. Press rhubarb pieces into the batter and sprinkle sugar over the top.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until foamy. Gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form and meringue mixture is glossy. Remove cake from the oven and spread meringue mixture on top.

  6. Continue baking until meringue is set and lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Allow to cool in the springform pan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

278 Calories
10g Fat
44g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 278
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 152mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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