Rhubarb Almond Crumb Cake

When rhubarb season peaks in late spring/early summer, this is always a crowd pleasing dessert that we turn to. It packs a nicely balanced sweet and sour bite that is rounded out by the almond extract at the end. This cake stays nicely moist for up to three days after baking, and makes for a tasty breakfast as well! If you find yourself with a bounty of fresh rhubarb in the summertime, freeze the amount required by the recipe and bake year-round!

Ingredient Changes

  • Slivered Almonds

    Replaced with sliced almonds

  • Rhubarb

    2 cups of rhubarb. If using frozen rhubarb, stir this in last to ensure that the melted butter isn’t cooled

  • Sugar

    We don't like overly sweet baked goods, so we cut the sugar to one cup, but this can be manipulated to taste

Ingredient Conversions

Ingredient Old Value New Value
All purpose flour 1.25 cups 162.5 grams



  • Make the crumb first and place in the fridge while you prep the rest of the recipe, this helps the crumb maintain its integrity versus becoming a soggy mush on top of the cake.
  • Our oven runs hot, so this bakes much closer to 35-45 minutes. It also depends on if the rhubarb is fresh or frozen.
  • Baking with a piece of parchment paper on the bottom of baking dish helps the cake to pop out after cooling.
  • If using a glass baking dish, the bottom of the cake should be lightly browned when it’s done. Sometimes the toothpick test doesn’t work well due to the goo of the rhubarb.
  • If your almonds are pre-salted, cut the salt in the crumble to 1/4 tsp.


Recipes This Note Is Based On

Rhubarb Almond Crumb Cake