All of my British friends will be surprised that I have described this Rhubarb Crumble cake as a German speciality but it really is. In the UK the most famous use for Rhubarb is Rhubarb Crumble and Rhubarb and Custard. In Germany there is a variety of different Rhubarb Cakes and Rhubarb juice is available all year round. This Rhubarb Crumble Cake would be called a Rhabarber Streusel Kuchen.

As I hardly ever stick to an original recipe I have tweaked the original german Recipe by marinading the Rhubarb in orange zest, juice and a little brown sugar before cooking and I have included some chopped walnuts in the Crumble / Streusel Topping. The sponge base in a German fruit cake is traditionally very thin as it is hard to support the weight of the fruit on a larger base.

I like the combination of sweet sponge base, crunchy crumble topping and sharp Rhubarb taste. I hope you like it too. If you are a big fan of Rhubarb to check out my other recipes on the website.

Rhubarb Crumble

Rhubarb and Custard Cake

Rhubarb Crumble Breakfast

Rhubarb Cordial

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