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Rhubarb Almond Cake {Gluten Free}

Recipe adapted slightly from my friend Dor of Dorlicious and La Difference Catering

Rhubarb Almond Cake {Gluten Free}  ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #dessert #cake

A moist cake bursting with that amazing tart sweet rhubarb taste, with a tender, soft crumb and light hint of almonds.

The other day I was just perusing through some of my foodie friends’ recipes on facebook and I ran across this gorgeous peach almond cake from my friend Dor that was just calling to me … well, I didn’t have any peaches on hand, but I had rhubarb! I hesitated for a moment because I wasn’t sure how well rhubarb would work with almonds, but I needn’t have worried.  Almonds go very nicely with rhubarb.

After savoring every bite of the first slice with my tea, I took the rest of the cake to work with me (partly because I wanted my friends that are gluten free to get a slice, but mostly so I wouldn’t eat it all!) along with a chocolate cake (that wasn’t gluten free) and much to my surprise, this one disappeared much faster than the chocolate cake … it seems there are more rhubarb lovers than chocolate lovers about. Can this really be true?

Rhubarb Almond Cake {Gluten Free}

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Rhubarb Almond Cake {Gluten Free}


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz.) butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 oz. (about 1 1/2 cups) almond meal (ground almonds)
  • 6 Tablespoons gluten free rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced almonds
  • About 2 Tablespoons raw (turbinado) sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Spray a 7 to 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the eggs with an electric mixer till frothy, then add the butter in a slow drizzle, beating constantly, till all the butter and eggs are nicely mixed. Add the yogurt and vanilla and stir gently with a spoon to mix.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, almond meal, rice flour, baking powder, and salt until all is well mixed, working out any clumps. Toss in about 3/4 of the rhubarb, saving a bit for the top, then stir in the egg mixture until everything is nicely mixed into a soft, gooey batter.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pay, top with the rest of the rhubarb and the sliced almonds.Sprinkle with raw sugar.
  5. Bake at 325 for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours or a little longer (I lost track of time, so be prepared to check it a few times) or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. It is a very moist cake, but the pick should still come out with barely a crumb on it.


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Rhubarb Almond Cake {Gluten Free}  ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #dessert #cake

This recipe was shared at Real Food FridayWhat to Do Weekends, Weekend PotluckThe Weekend Social, Munching Monday and Eating Inside the Box: Rhubarb.


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2 Responses

  1. I’ve never cooked with rhubarb, but I’ve seen it on a ton of blogs lately. I’ll definitely have to pick some up and give it a try. Thanks for sharing this on The Weekend Social.

    May 29, 2014 at 10:47 pm

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