Rhubarb Custard Tea Cake

A stunning Rhubarb Custard Tea Cake with a thick custard layer baked in the centre of the cake. Delight your family and friends with this beautiful rhubarb cake.

rhubarb custard tea cake sliced on wire rack with two forks

My parents used to sell a cake in their bakery which was made of two brioche-like sponges, sandwiched together with a thick, bright yellow custard and sprinkled on top with flaked almonds.

This vanilla-rich cake was called a Bee-Sting, a funny name for a cake which I didn’t think much about as a child, preferring to concentrate my efforts on how many slices I could eat before my mum would put the remaining slices out on the counter to sell. Thinking now about the name, I can only laugh out loud at what it might imply!

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Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble

An easy recipe for Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble with step-by-step photos. Delicious served warm with a scoop of ice-cream, or even cold the next day at breakfast!

rhubarb and strawberry crumble in baking dish with spoon

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble

I think a fruit crumble would have to be my favourite dessert of all time. A simple apple crumble was one of the first things I learnt how to make in my cooking classes at school and I have fond memories of recreating this dish as a young child, faithfully following the recipe in my Day to Day Cookery book (a standard textbook used in Australian schools in home economic classes).

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Rhubarb Compote

Rhubarb compote, or stewed rhubarb, is perfect for serving at breakfast with a dollop of yoghurt, or baked in a crumble for a delicious dessert.

rhubarb compote, stewed rhubarb, in saucepan with fresh rhubarb stalks

Rhubarb Compote (Stewed Rhubarb)

I always look forward to seeing the vivid pink of the forced rhubarb at this time of the year, its season generally lasting from January to March in the northern hemisphere. After this time, the more common rhubarb can be found in abundance with its ruby red stems and green tops.

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