Rhubarb Sheet Cake

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Rhubarb cakes are a spring favorite in Germany. In this quick and easy recipe, sweet raisins balance the tartness of the rhubarb.

Rhubarb Sheet Cake

Rhubarb Sheet Cake (Rhabarberschnitten)

Servings 16 pieces


  • confectioner's sugar for dusting
  • 1/3 cup raisins 60g
  • 2 lbs fresh rhubarb
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1-1/3 cups flour 150g
  • pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar 200g
  • 7 Tbsp butter 100g


  • Beat the butter, half of the sugar (1/2 cup = 100g) and eggs until fluffy. Mix the flour with the baking powder and salt and gradually add the dry ingredients to the mixture. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the mixture evenly.
  • Wash, peel and coarsely chop the rhubarb. In a medium saucepan combine the rhubarb pieces with the remaining sugar and heat to a boiling point. Add the raisins, let the mixture cool down and spread it out over the dough.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Cake, Raisins, Rhubarb
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