15 responses

  1. Anja
    May 25, 2012

    Look delicious! I love the taste of rhubarb and this cake looks so easy to make. The recipe is actually a lot like one my grandmother have taught me. And the chocolate is definitely a surprise!
    And btw your blog is lovely :)

  2. Alanna
    May 26, 2012

    You just blew my mind! Chocolate and rhubarb are about my favorite ingredients ever, and I’ve never seen the two together. The cake is absolutely gorgeous. I will definitely be making this asap. So glad I found your site (on pinterest) – looking forward to perusing it some more. : )

  3. caranjac
    June 5, 2012

    This looks absolutely beautiful; hard to tell if the pictures look better than this dessert sounds, too!

    Can’t wait till it cools off a bit and I can bake this!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Carol

    • 1 big bite
      June 8, 2012

      Thank you for stopping by. Yes it is always the question: should I fire the oven or is it just too hot for that? My appetite wins all the time.

  4. lees
    June 13, 2012

    These photos are too beautiful not to make this cake, so I’m off to mix rhubarb and chocolate for the first time… but while you mention vanilla in the instructions, it’s not in the ingredients list. Since I’m just about to bake, I’ll just guess on the vanilla, but I just thought you’d like to know so you can update the ingredient list. :-)

    • 1 big bite
      June 14, 2012

      Thank you for pointing out! I don’t know how I could mess this up! I corrected the ingredients list.

  5. lees
    June 14, 2012

    I made the cake and it was INCREDIBLE. So great!! Thanks for the recipe and especially the instruction to cover the cake with foil at the 45-minute mark. I used a 9″ springform and after the hour, the cake needed to bake for an extra 15 min before it seemed set, but it was worth the extra time for the delicious result. You’ve fully convinced me of the joys of chocolate+rhubarb… My husband said the cake gets “9.6 out of 10.” When I asked him where it lost the .4, he said, “My piece wasn’t big enough.”

    • 1 big bite
      June 14, 2012

      Every oven is different and mine also has his “moods”, sometimes I don’t even need to cover this cake for the last 15 minutes. The extra baking times might be caused by opening the oven for some time while covering the cake with foil?
      Unfortunately rhubarb is not easy to find in the South, so I make this cake every time I can get some.

      Thanks for your comments, I appreciate your feedback. ♥

      • 1 big bite
        June 14, 2012

        Please give your husband a bigger piece, I think he deserves it! :)

  6. Mairead
    September 13, 2012

    This case looks gorgeous! Going to make it for my dad’s birthday cake (he’s 88) using rhubarb from his garden.He will be extra pleased as the cake has his other favourite ingredient……chocolate! Just wondering how many reasonable size pieces it would yield? Also…any ideas for a funky decoration?

    • 1 big bite
      September 14, 2012

      I am sure your dad will love this cake if he likes rhubarb and chocolate. How great that you are able to use homegrown rhubarb, I am jealous!
      You will get about 12 servings out of a cake baked in a springform pan with this size.
      Phew! Funky decoration is not that easy. :) Maybe you can drizzle some chocolate sauce over the plates or write 88 on the rim. Long and lean birthday candles are beautiful, but don’t try to place 88 candles on this cake, just kidding…!
      I would love to see how your cake looked like. Please take a snapshot of your cake and post it on my facebook page!
      I hope your dad’s has a wonderful birthday, I wish him health and happiness! Happy Birthday!

  7. Sandy
    March 25, 2013

    Lucky you! No rhubarb here and no spring at all – it seems we’ll have a white easter – so I’ll go and buy frozen rhubarb and make your wonderful cake, Eva!
    Big hugs,
    Sandy

  8. Libby
    May 24, 2013

    I bought my first rhubarb of the year and was trying to decide how to use it, when my daughter and I found your recipe. Fortunately all ingredients were on hand. Wow! Just tasted the first piece. Not only is it delicious, it has a lovely presentation. The custard-like center is wonderful! And you’re right about the rhubarb-chocolate combination–great! Thanks

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