Rhubarb and strawberry cake

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Rhubarb and strawberry cake

2 rhubarb stalks

300g strawberries

4 large eggs

250g sugar

a pinch of salt

lemon zest from 1 lemon

a drop of vanilla extract

100g (melted) butter

200ml milk

350g flour

4g baking powder

a drop of rum essence


+4 tbsp of breadcrumbs


This recipe (I adapted it in the meantime) was given to me by an ex-girlfriend. I am grateful to her because I love rhubarb and strawberries; it is their season!


Clean the rhubarb and the strawberries and cut them into pieces. Sprinkle 5 tablespoons of sugar on top of the rhubarb pieces. Let them sit while you make the batter (they will lose juice and won’t be that sour anymore).

In a bowl, mix the egg yolks with 100g of sugar. Add the salt, the (organic) lemon zest, the vanilla extract, and the melted and cooled butter. Then, add the milk, the flour, and the baking powder. Mix everything well with a spoon.

Make the egg yolk mix

Beat the egg whites stiff with the remaining sugar and the rum essence.

Mix the foam into the batter, with light upward movements, until the mixture becomes homogenous.

Mix the foam into the batter

Transfer the batter onto the large oven baking pan (44x37 cm) lined with baking parchment and level it. Sprinkle two tablespoons of breadcrumbs into each fruit piece bowl. Place these fruit pieces on the batter (the breadcrumbs will not let them sink into the batter).  

Bake the cake in the preheated oven, at 170C, for 30 minutes.


P.S. From one-fourth of the ingredients, I baked the same cake as a name day cake for my Dad in a smaller baking pan.

I dedicate it to you, dear children, on our day! Happy Children’s Day! ♥

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