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Whole Wheat Spiced Rhubarb Cake

Whole Wheat Spiced Rhubarb Cake is the perfect comfort food on a cold winter evening! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, british


  • 140 gm butter , softened , plus extra for greasing
  • 150 gm all purpose flour
  • 150 gm whole wheat flour
  • 1.5 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp all spice (freshly ground if possible)
  • 1 tsp ginger ground
  • 150 g brown sugar
  • 100 g honey
  • 100 ml buttermilk (I used the spiced chaaas, worked beautifully since it's a spiced cake)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • icing sugar , for dusting


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


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