Sweet Lemon Rhubarb Bundt

May 28, 2010



I have a confession to make, I’m addicted to Seinfeld. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, my dog Lainey is named after Elaine, and I pretty much related anything and everything to the show every day. So when I began making this bundt cake for dinner at my boyfriends house I couldn’t help but remember the episode about serving dessert after dinner.

GEORGE: Thank God that’s over.
ESTELLE: The mother seems to hit the sauce pretty hard. I didn’t like that.
FRANK: And who doesn’t serve cake after a meal? What kind of people? Would it kill them to put out a pound cake? Something!
GEORGE: So, they didn’t give you a piece of cake? Big deal.
ESTELLE: It is a big deal. You’re supposed to serve cake after a meal. I’m sorry. It’s impolite.
FRANK: Not impolite…it’s stupid, that’s what it is. You gotta be stupid to do something like that!
ESTELLE: Your father’s absolutely right. We’re sitting there like idiots drinking coffee without a piece of cake!

I’m going to have to side with Frank and Estelle, especially when I’m a guest at someone’s house. I always love to bring something sweet for after dinner. So today I was thinking of making another strawberry buttermilk cake but I had seen rhubarb at the store last week and had really wanted to use it. I don’t think I’ve ever used it in baking before – I think I found it tricky or hard to use it. So I had stayed away. Not that I didn’t like it, I definitely love strawberry rhubarb pie. So When I saw it I knew I wanted to bake something with it soon. And today when I decided I wanted to bake something I knew it was going to involve rhubarb.

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I found this recipe from Good Things Created.


Sweet Lemon Rhubarb Bundt Cake


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c. oil
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups diced fresh rhubarb

For icing:
2 c. powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 tsp fresh lemon juice mixed with 3 Tbsp water


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and prepare basic bundt pan.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer, add sugar, butter and oil and beat until light and fluffy in texture as well as color, about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda. Whisk to combine well and set aside.
  4. To sugar mixture, add lemon zest and beat to combine. One at a time, add egg and beat to combine well. Add vanilla, beating to combine well.
  5. Add lemon juice and buttermilk, mixing to combine well.
  6. Stop mixer and scrape down sides of bowl.
  7. With mixer on lowest speed, add flour mixture and mix until almost combined.
  8. Stop mixer and remove bowl.
  9. Using large spatula, fold rhubarb into batter just until combined.
  10. Pour batter into bundt pan. Tap on counter to remove air bubbles, smooth top of batter away from center of pan.
  11. Place into preheated oven on rack in center of oven and bake until toothpick inserted into center of pan comes out clean, about 1 hour.
  12. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 20 minutes. Turn cake out onto wire rack and cool completely.
  13. Once cake is cool, in medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla extract and lemon juice, 1 tsp at a time until medium consistency is achieved.
  14. Drizzle icing over top of cake to decorate and serve.DSCN2689


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  • Reply Malin May 30, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    How can one not love Seinfeld? Especially the Costanza family. George was always my favourite! And cake after dinner is just right. This looks beautiful and delicious, the perfect after dinner cake together with a cup of coffee!

  • Reply grace May 30, 2010 at 2:57 PM

    it’s a great cake, obviously, but what inspired me to comment was the excellent seinfeld reference. best show ever, the end. 🙂

  • Reply ingrid June 4, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    I’ve never made anything with rhubarb OR eaten it. I want now. Love that last photo.

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