I like loaf cakes. They are so versatile. There are the classic ones like vanilla cake, marble cake, chocolate cake… There are the fruity ones where you just add apples or cherries or …whatever – not to mention the ones w/ dried fruit… & finally every loaf may be covered by icing if a mix of chocolate & cream, if a sugar icing flavoured by lemon or orange or whatever… if a cheesecake icing…
The possibilities seem endless!
As a rule:
- A loaf cake is easy & fast to produce.
- To do the icing is easy as well.
- A loaf cake may be served for breakfast as well as for afternoon coffee/tea or after dinner… or anytime during your day!
So now it’s rhubarb season & I decided to try a rhubarb cake which became a super-moist cake…
What do we need?
There are the usual suspects:
- a loaf tin oiled & lined w/ baking parchment
- flour & baking powder
- sugar & vanilla sugar & the famous pinch of salt
- butter & oil & sour cream
- an organic lemon
- lots of fresh rhubarb.
We start w/ grating the lemon zest & squeezing the lemon juice.
The rhubarb doesn’t need any peeling, but only cleaning under water. Discard the wooden ends & chop it finely.
As usual butter & sugar & eggs are whisked together. Add oil & lemon zest & sour cream…
Finally combine everything w/ your flour mix!
Last step: fold in the rhubarb.
I hope you haven’t forgotten to preheat you oven to 160° C w/ fan… because now the batter is poured into the tin & the tin marches in the oven.
Well: before starting the oven session sprinkle some sugar & lemon juice over the top.
About 55-60 min later there’s the rhubarb cake.
Let it cool & manage to release it carefully from the baking tin. (If you didn’t notice: I laid 2 sheets of baking parchment crosswise so that the cake may be lifted easily…)
Coming now to the icing: quite simple – whisk together icing sugar & lemon juice!
(Adjust the amounts of lemon juice resp. icing sugar if it seems to sticky or to runny for you!)
Now just cover the cake w/ icing – just pour or spoon it over the loaf.
When cutting the loaf you see that the rhubarb is all over the cake. The cake is soaked by the rhubarb juice. The cake is very tender & soft after finishing the cool down session & the icing session; if you wait the cake will set a little, however, getting more moist…
So better start digging in…
The businesswoman w/ too many office hours thinks
I see: this is a recipe for a simple loaf w/ rhubarb – rhubarb may be replaced by apples or pineapples… I think I can develop my special flavours!