German Rhubarb Streusel Cake


Rhubarb cake (Rhabarberkuchen) is very popular in Germany and this rhubarb streusel cake is especially delicious. It is fairly quick and easy to make since the dough for the crust and the streusel are the same. Try it! You won't regret it.

close up view of German Rhubarb Streusel Cake on a platter
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened and cubed

  • 3 ½ cups chopped rhubarb

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed


  1. Sift flour into a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Add egg, 1/2 cup sugar, and vanilla sugar to the well. Distribute 1/2 cup cubed butter evenly on top. Mix into a dough using your hands. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan.

  3. Place 2/3 of the dough in the springform pan and smooth across the bottom. Cover with rhubarb.

  4. Crumble remaining dough between your fingers and sprinkle over the rhubarb. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons sugar. Scatter 2 tablespoons cubed butter over the streusel.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until streusel is lightly brown and crisp, 40 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
15g Fat
45g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 199mg 4%

* 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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