The Friday List and a rhubarb hazlenut cake

11.15.2012


Hello and happy Friday! Here are some links to a few recipes, e-mags and other bits and pieces you might like to check out over the weekend, plus an easy and delicioous rhubarb and hazlenut cake recipe.

 

Rhubarb and hazlenut cake

The hazelnut butter really makes a difference, we bought ours freshly ground from Canobolas Pure Health and your local health food store will have a good range of nut butters (as will most supermarkets too).

1 cup caster sugar
1 bunch rhubarb, trimmed
3 eggs
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup hazlnut butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
100g unsalted butter, melted
1 1/4 cups wholemeal self raising flour
2 tbsp buttermilk (milk will be fine if that's all you have)
Icing sugar

Preheat oven to 180°C then grease and line a 24cm spring-form cake tin. Place sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Heat on low, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Then increase the heat to medium and simmer (without stirring) until golden, this will take about 8 minutes. Immediately pour into prepared pan. Slice the rhubarb into different lengths and arrange these so they cover the base of the cake pan then pour over the caramel. Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs, sugar, vanilla and hazlenut butter until pale and creamy. Add butter and beat until well-combined. Fold through flour and milk alternately, beginning and ending with flour then place spoonfuls of batter over rhubarb and carefully smooth the top. Bake for 25-30 mins, until cake springs back when touched and invert on a plate while still hot. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve with honeyed yogurt or cream.

4 comments:

  1. There's rhubarb ready to be picked in the garden. I'll just have to get some hazelnut butter and I'm ready.

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    1. Hi Zara, you are so lucky having rhubarb in your garden, I can't seem to grow it at all. Hope the cake works well! Sophie

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  2. Thank you so so much for your mention of my blog in your post today! So happy you found it and in turn so happy to have found YOU! Your blog is gorgeous! That Rhubarb and Hazelnut cake looks AMAZING! I'll have to try it out as rhubarb is my husbands favorite :) Oh and I loved reading that you live near Sydney! We are taking our first trip to Australia in a couple of weeks and can't wait!

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    1. Hi Jenn, thank you so much for visiting me over here and your comment! I just love your blog. I hope you have a fantastic time in Australia, if you need any suggestions etc for Sydney I'd be happy to help. And if by any chance you have any time to come out to Orange please let me know!

      Sophie

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