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Rhubarb Chocolate Chip Cake

Updated on December 30, 2017

A moist chocolate cake with a surprisingly fruity flavour

Out of season try other seasonal fruit, e.g. cranberries or pears

(makes 1 baking pan 23 x 13 cm / 9 x 5 inches or 1 spring form pan 20 cm / 8 inch diameter)

Preparation: 10 – 15 minutes

Baking: 60 minutes (180° C / 360° F)

American version:

2/3 pound Rhubarb (approx 1 ½ cups), peeled and cut into ½ inch chunks

½ cup Butter or Margarine, softened

3 Eggs

1 cup sugar

½ cup g chocolate chips

1 cup all purpose flour

½ packet baking powder (2 teaspoons)

1 packet Vanilla sugar (or 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence)


European version:

300 g Rhubarb, peeled and cut into 1 cm chunks

100 g Butter or Margarine, softened

3 Eggs

200 g sugar

100 g chocolate chips

200 g all purpose flour

½ packet baking powder (2 teaspoons)

1 packet Vanilla sugar (or 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence)


Wash and peel rhubarb and cut into chunks, set aside. Cream together butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs until light and creamy.  Add sifted flour and baking powder and mix well. Add rhubarb chunks and chocolate chips and blend into mixture. Pour into greased baking pan and bake at 180° C / 360° F for 60 minutes until golden brown.


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    • novascotiamiss profile image

      novascotiamiss 5 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      Vespawoolf thanks for your comment. I would definitely recommend experimenting with other fruit. If you find any successfull combinations please let me know.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      This sounds fabulous. It's hard to beat the combination of fruit and chocolate. We don't have rhubarb here in Peru, though, so I'd probably substitute tart apples or a tangy mango. Thank you for sharing!

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love rhubarb and chocolate. Your recipe sounds wonderful! I'm going to look at your recipe for rhubarb meringue tart now, which also sounds like a great dessert.