Whole Wheat Spiced Rhubarb Cake

Whole Wheat Spiced Rhubarb Cake

Some days ago suddenly, out of the blue I found "Rhubarb" at the Godrej Nature's Basket, after rubbing my eyes twice to confirm its rhubarb,  and then rubbing it once again when I asked the price to find its just about Rs 200/kg, I picked up how much ever rhubarb they had. It was close to about a kg and I had already started dreaming of what all I will make of it, unfortunately or fortunately I had promised another friend half of it and all I was left was some 400gms. I had so many things in mind, a pie, a sauce, a tart but all required a little more of rhubarb and then I thought let me do a good old spiced cake with it. Comfort food with a punch of rhubarb and I am so glad I did because I could taste the rhubarb so well. It wasn't as sweet and juicy as I expected it to be but finding it right here in desh, I was happy with whatever I got :)

Whole Wheat Spiced Rhubarb Cake

Adapted from BBC Good Food

Whole Wheat Spiced Rhubarb CakeSome days ago suddenly, out of the blue I found "Rhubarb" at the Godrej Nature's Basket, after rubbing my eyes twice to confirm its rhubarb,  and then rubbing it once again when I asked the price to find its just about Rs 200/kg, I picked up how much ever rhubarb they had. It was close to ...

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    Ingredients

    Butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
    140 gm
    All purpose flour
    150 gm
    Whole wheat flour
    150 gm
    Baking powder
    1.5 tsps
    All spice (freshly ground if possible)
    1 tsp
    Ground ginger
    1 tsp
    Brown sugar
    150g
    Honey
    100g
    Buttermilk (I used the spiced chaaas, worked beautifully since it's a spiced cake)
    100 ml
    Baking soda
    1 tsp
    ¼ tsp
    Eggs, beaten
    2
    Rhubarb, cut into short lengths
    300g
    Icing sugar, for dusting

    Steps

    1. Heat oven to 180C
    2. Sift the flour and spices into a bowl. B
    3. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and honey and fluffy
    4. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in 200ml boiling water, gradually add to the sugar and butter mixture.
    5. Add in the flour slowly, then add the eggs, mixing briefly and in the end add the buttermilk
    6. Fold in the 3/4 of the rhubarb
    7. Pour in a greased and lined tray (I used silicone) and spread the rest of the rhubarb on top.
      Whole Wheat Spiced Rhubarb Cake
    8. Bake for 50-60 minutes till a skewer comes out clean
    9. Dust with icing sugar

    And if you don't have Rhubarb worry not, I think this cake will work with most firm fruits  

    Whole Wheat Spiced Rhubarb Cake
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