May 29, 2010

Chris vs Martha: Rhubarb Crumb Cake

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It's rhubarb season! That incredibly sour weird fruit. I finally got a batch at the Farmers' Market. The only thing is what to do with it? Pie? Too much work. Jam? Ditto. I would go through the effort but my husband is not a huge fan of rhubarb. In fact, when I said I was making this crumb cake he asked if I had to add the rhubarb. Um, that's sort of the whole idea of why I'm making it, dear.

So anyway, this Rhubarb Crumb Cake is from our friend Martha. And if you're like my husband, you can substitute half rhubarb for strawberries. Sounds yummy too.

When I made this, I found a disproportionate streusel to cake ratio. I mean it was a lot of steusel. I'll cut back next time.

Rhubarb season is short. I'll be picking up more of it and making this cake again. Or maybe cupcakes. Mmmm...cupcakes.


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10 comments :

  1. Looks yummy!

    I did a rhubarb recipe this week too: http://leeswammes.wordpress.com/2010/05/29/poppy-seed-scones-with-rhubarb-jam

    But now I've got a lot of rhubarb jam to find a use for! ;-)

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  2. I have a recipe from Martha this week, too! We're going to the Farmer's Market soon, so I'll probably be coming home with rhubarb. Hubby likes it more than me, so I'll be adding some strawberries - this looks delicious!

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  3. I like the sound of the strawberries instead of rhubarb!

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  4. This looks great - I'm thinking though you kind of need a big streusel ratio because rhubarb can be so sour, unless you substitute half strawberries. When I can't find rhubarb I use cranberries for these sorts of recipes and they are similar - great bite, but not that sweet.

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  5. Hi!
    I'm not a huge fan of Rhubarb, but that does look yummy! Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Just Books

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  6. I LOVE rhubarb....yes, that's right...I LOVE rhubarb. It is better when it has strawberries mixed in. I mad a peach and rhubarb pie once that was pretty good. That streusel looks really good. You can always mail it to me if you guys don't like it! :)

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  7. I'm not a fan of rhubarb either but I do love a crumb cake. Yours looks quite yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe link.

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  8. I am a fan of rhubarb...and steusel.
    Can one have too much steusel? Perhaps...

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  9. It looks yummy!

    Can't say I remember ever eating a rhubarb dessert before but I'm sure I have.

    We all love strawberries so I might make one each to see which one we like the most.

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  10. I love rhubarb and am so happy to see new rhubarb recipes. Crumb cake sounds heavenly.

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