Old Fashioned Rhubarb Cake - Easy Recipe | The Worktop

Old Fashioned Rhubarb Cake (with Strawberry)

You'll be reaching for this Old Fashioned Rhubarb Cake recipe over and over again. It makes a delightfully buttery cake that is not overly sweet. You can also call this a Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake, as it goes perfectly with a cup of coffee for breakfast. 
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Cake
Cuisine American
Keyword Old Fashioned Rhubarb Cake
Special Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 272
Author The Worktop


  • 2 cups rhubarb - chopped roughly into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup strawberries - washed, hulled and cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar (for mixing with the rhubarb)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter - room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (for the cake)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup regular strawberry yogurt
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semolina flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Strawberry Yogurt Cream Cheese Spread

  • 1/3 cup cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup regular strawberry yogurt


  • Butter a 8'' or 9″ (2″ high) round cake pan.
  • Pre-heat oven to 175* C / 350* F.
  • In a small bowl combine the rhubarb, strawberries and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl cream together the butter and 1 cup brown sugar until light. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Finally, mix in the strawberry rhubarb mixture and yogurt.
  • In a second bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Slowly add all the dry ingredients into the butter mixture, mixing until combined.
  • Spread the batter into the pan. Bake for 50- 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the pan comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan for at least 5 minutes before removing from the pan and cooling completely on a wire rack.
  • Once the cake has cooled, dust with powdered sugar or use the Strawberry Yogurt Cream Cheese Spread.

Strawberry Yogurt Cream Cheese Spread

  • Mix the strawberry yogurt and cream cheese together. Spread over cooled cake.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1.4mg