Recipe: Rhubarb Yogurt Cake

These cakes are fit for a Queen and are the perfect addition to your Platinum Jubilee tea party or just the thing for a summer picnic (Home Front Solution #42) It is also a brilliant way to use up a glut of rhubarb. The yogurt makes the sponge so soft and the fruit gives a delicious tang to each bite. I promise you it is impossible to only eat one slice 🙂

Makes around 9


60ml Milk

60ml Natural Yogurt

1 tsp Lemon Juice

120g Unsalted Butter

240g Sugar

1 Large Egg

1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

480g Self Raising Flower

240g Rhubarb


  1. Preheat your oven to 170C. Lined a 20cm by 20cm baking pan with with baking paper that slightly overhangs.
  2. Mix together the milk, yogurt and lemon juice and set aside.
  3. Cut the butter into smaller pieces and then cream together the butter and the sugar until it is fluffy, beat in the egg and the vanilla.
  4. Slice the rhubarb to around 1/2cm and mix in a separate bowl with 1 tbsp of the flour, leave aside.
  5. Mix in half of the flour until blended, then add the milk/yogurt mixture, once thats all mixed in add the rest of the flour until it’s smooth. Now add the rhubarb. Don’t worry if it feels a thick, I promise it is meant to be.
  6. Add the mixture to the baking pan, smoothing it out so it is all one level, top is off with a sprinkle of sugar.
  7. Bake for 40-45 mins or until the cake is turning golden and a fork is coming out clean. It is a moist cake so it will be wetter than you think. Wait for it to cool before you cut and try not to eat all of it at once.

Taken and slightly adapted from the wonderful The View from Great Island

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I am a pink haired, list lover with a silver lining outlook on life and a passion for reviving history.

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