Rhubarb and Marzipan Cake

Ring shape cake, seasonal,
I was chatting to my mum recently when she told me about some Rhubarb and Marzipan Muffins her sister had been baking. Well there was a flavour combination I hadn’t thought about and having plenty of marzipan and rhubarb the other day I decided to make a cake based on these 2 ingredients. I based the recipe on Lilian’s Apple Cake and kept the cinnamon in it as I thought that would go really well too. The result was delicious and proved a good way of using up a glut of rhubarb I had and some leftover marzipan from Christmas! The flaked almonds on the top of the cake take become toasted which compliments the subtle marzipan flavour beautifully. My mother, father and sister also got to have a slice over the bank holiday weekend and gave it the thumbs up to – phew!

Ring shape cake, seasonal,

As this recipe used up leftover marzipan and some cheap rhubarb that was on offer I’m entering it into Credit Crunch Munch which is run by myself and Helen of Fuss Free Flavours and this month being hosted by Linzi from Lancashire Food. Next I’m entering a new event Cook Blog Share from Lucy of Supergolden Bakes. Simple & in Season is the next challenge I’m entering over at Ren Behan as Rhubarb is very much in season! Finally I’m entering No Waste Food Challenge which is run by Elizabeth from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary and being hosted by Michelle from Utterly Scrummy as I used up my leftover marzipan, rhubarb and flaked almonds!

Credit Crunch MunchCookBlogShareSimple & in Seasonno-waste-food-badgeRing shape cake, seasonal,

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Rhubarb and Marzipan Cake
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Rhubarb & Marzipan Cake with cinnamon, moist and delicious!
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: British
Serves: 12
  • 25g Flaked almonds
  • 150g Butter, softened or margarine
  • 75g Soft brown sugar
  • 150g Plain flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 75g Marzipan, grated
  • 2 Eggs, large
  • 230g Rhubarb, chopped into 2cm pieces
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200⁰C.
  2. Butter and flour a 24cm hollow or 21cm round cake tin and sprinkle in the flaked almonds.
  3. Cream the butter/margarine together with the brown sugar using an electric whisk until light and fluffy.
  4. Whisk in the eggs in one at a time (if the mixture splits don’t worry).
  5. Sieve the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into bowl and gradually fold into the mixture with a large metal spoon.
  6. Fold in the grated marzipan and then the rhubarb.
  7. Bake on the middle oven shelf for 35 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean and the cake springs back to the touch.
  8. Turn out of cake tin onto a wire rack and allow to cool.
Will keep for 3 days in an airtight container (if it lasts that long)!

Ring shape cake, seasonal,

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  1. Amy Fidler

    Bet this is delicious x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Amy, yes it really is:-)

  2. Corina

    This is definitely my kind of cake! I have never had a rhubarb one but it would be such a lovely thing to have a go at.

    1. Camilla

      Oh you must try, rhubarb in cakes is fab:-) I also have a Rhubarb and Ginger Cake on blog:-)

  3. Sarah

    I wonder whether this would work with the frozen rhubarb I have, which was prestewed – perhaps if I drain off the liquid? Hmm…

    1. Camilla

      I would stick with making crumble or pie with stewed rhubarb not cake as it will be too wet even after draining.

  4. Lisa Williams

    Such a great mix of flavours – thank you for this one 🙂

  5. William Gould

    Looks like a very interesting combination! Shame my wife doesn’t like marzipan so she won’t make it. Might have to try it myself when she’s out… 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Aaw William, you’d probably find that she’d eat it if you made it. My hubby and kids don’t like lots of things and indeed hubby moaned about this dessert as he doesn’t like blackberries but somehow they always eat my puds and cakes even with stuff they say they don’t like;-)

  6. Ursula Hunt

    Great combinations of flavours

  7. Natally

    My boyfriend would love this!

  8. Jane McColl

    what a delicious and unusual combination of flavours… have got to try this one!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jane, do hope you try it:-)

  9. Emma T

    So quick and easy to make! Very light and showcases the flavour of rhubarb. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emma, glad you enjoyed it:-)

  10. Harriet

    Wow! Just made this and it’s amazing! Just been described as “the lightest cake I’ve ever made”. I’ll be honest, the mixture looks like nothing on earth. Ignore that and make it anyway- totally worth it. Now if you’ll excuse me I finished at least 30 seconds ago so time for seconds!

    1. Camilla

      LoL Harriet, I can’t remember this mixture looking odd, maybe I’ve just baked too many cakes LOL. So glad you all enjoyed it:-)

  11. Christine Lockley

    Oh wow – love, love, love the thought of this and will definitely be making this this week without fail – love marzipan and rhubarb but would have never thought to put them together.

    Thanks for sharing

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Christine, everything tastes better with marzipan – well almost:-) Do let me know what you think!

  12. Maya Russell

    Sounds delicious – I love rhubarb and marzipan. Interesting combination.

    1. Camilla

      If I can get marzipan into a recipe I’m a happy bunny:-)

  13. Anne Dalzell

    I need to get one of those bundt cake type cake moulds, they make everything look so professional. Great pics

    1. Camilla

      It’s a really old knackered steel tin that was my mother’s, but still does the job:-)

  14. Fiver Feeds

    Really like this cake, seems so easy to make 🙂

  15. Paul Wilson

    Looks perfect to have with afternoon tea when the relatives come round.

  16. Ren

    A lovely cake, thanks for entering Simple and in Season June – I’ve posted the round up! Ren x

  17. Meagan Davenport

    Looks amazing! I love rhubarb, and marzipan – never would have thought to put them together! 🙂 Brilliant!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, they do compliment each other well:-)

  18. Sarah Maclean

    Very unusual ingredients, looks delicious! Must defrost that rhubarb from the freezer soon ;o)

  19. Ellie

    Looks really yummy 🙂

  20. kris

    looks amazing!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  21. Michelle Utterlyscrummy

    What a delicious looking cake! I quite fancy a slice with a cuppa for my afternoon tea this afternoon. A fab way to use up rhubarb which we also have a glut of. Thanks so much for linking up with No Waste Food Challenge this month.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Michelle:-)

  22. Ursula Hunt

    looks delicious

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  23. Carolyn Clapham

    I made this yesterday, and it’s really nice. I don’t have a ring tin, so rather than use one ordinary tin I decided to use my two smallest loaf tins, and it worked well. My reasoning was that I could freeze one, but I should have known that it would not last long enough to make it to the freezer )))
    The trouble is, today is meant to be a no-cake day in our house, but that second cake is calling so loudly from the fridge … !

    1. Camilla

      Oh brilliant, so glad you’re enjoying it! I know what you mean about no-cake days – we need plenty of those here!

  24. Jen @ Blue Kitchen Bakes

    I love rhubarb and marzipan so this is a definitely a cake for me, it looks so good baked in a ring mould too

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jen, I’m sure you’d love it:-)

  25. Chris

    Sound like a wonderful combination for me, especially as I am a fan of rhubarb and marzipan, too. The cake looks lovely, too.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it was lovely:-)

  26. Felicity Kelly

    Yum I love rhubarb


    Yay another Rhubarb recipe! I just adore it!

    1. Camilla

      Aah, thanks – gotta love rhubarb:-)

  28. Emily @amummytoo

    This looks SO good. Really droolworthy.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emily, I love rhubarb in cake:-)

  29. Heather Haigh

    Ah, what a fabulous combination of flavours, I just know this is going to be fab!

  30. Judith Luscombe

    Sounds fab, a combination of my two favourite ingredients rhubarb and marzipan

  31. glenn hutton

    Looks very nice… sometimes I find these cakes quite dry but this looks moist.

    1. Camilla

      Oh the fruit definitely helps with the moisture:-)

  32. Katie Evans

    This looks fantastic. I love marzipan and rhubarb, so I think I’ll give it a go. Nice to make something a bit different.

    1. Camilla

      Hope you enjoy it:-)

  33. Tracy Sinclair

    This looks so tasty, I love rhubarb and almonds, very tempting.

  34. Krissie

    My hubby loves rhubarb, might have to give this one a go!

    1. Camilla

      Do let me know if you do:-)

  35. Stephanie Coals

    Another fantastic idea that looks easy to make and delicious to eat!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  36. Nazima

    such a pretty cake – and I love Rhubarb. Still trying to get my kids to like it (so resorting to chopping into v small pieces and hiding amongst apple/pear in little pies!!) but the grown ups in our house would love this.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you – my kids won’t eat rhubarb either!

  37. Helen at Casa Costello

    Ooh I’m a sucker for anything marzipan. Have never thought to match it with rhubarb though. This looks heavenly. You are welcome to add this to the #Bakeoftheweek linky too.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you I might just do that:-)

  38. Caroline Taylor

    Rhubarb goes so well with almond so this cake sounds divine!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  39. Bev

    Sounds fab!

  40. June Etherington

    I don’t think people realise how versatile rhubarb is. I will be trying this one out.

    1. Camilla


  41. Ursula Hunt

    Another great recipe to use when I have an abundance of rhubarb

  42. glenn hutton

    Looks lovely and sounds delicious…

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it was:-)

  43. Carolyn Clapham

    Mmmm – if I had any marzipan, I’d make this right now!

    1. Camilla

      And there’s me with a spare pack!

  44. Elizabeth

    Mmm that looks scrummy! I love that bundt mould too – the only one’s I have are strangely shaped, not nice and neat like yours. Thanks for linking up with the No Waste Food Challenge!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth. It’s just an ordinary Pyrex ring mould, I don’t own any Bunt tins (maybe one day)!

  45. Lucy Parissi

    What lovely flavour combinations Camilla! I only recently started baking with rhubarb (not something I grew up with) and it really has such a unique taste. Haven’t tried it in a cake but imagine it would be really good. I think I would add some glaze on top (if only to entice the kids to eat it). Thanks so much for linking to #CookBlogShare

    1. Camilla

      I did dust it with icing sugar the next day for when my parents came round. My kids won’t touch rhubarb in any form so no amount of glaze etc would entice them so more for the adults:-)

  46. Lancashire Food

    Thanks looks delicious, thanks for entering credit crunch munch x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Linzi:-)

  47. Paul Wilson

    Looks delicious.

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