Naptime’s Simple Rhubarb Almond Cake

-adapted from Barbara’s recipe and Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin


1 c. sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1 c. all-purpose flour, sifted
1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs
1 t. pure almond extract
1 ¼ c. chopped rhubarb in 1-inch chunks or smaller (or any other fruit)


1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Butter and flour 9-inch cake pan.
3. Scatter fruit evenly on the bottom of the pan and set aside.
4. Mix first five ingredients in a large bowl until fully combined.
5. Pour batter over fruit in the cake pan and sprinkle top lightly with sugar, this will make a nice crust.
6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

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I don’t know if there is a simpler cake in the whole world. It is delicious everytime, no matter what fruit you use. It is also a great way to use up fruit that you have in your kitchen, nobody will protest when it is put into a cake!

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The batter of this cake takes about 5 minutes to prepare and about 40 minutes to bake. It is very efficient to make and requires only the easiest of stirring.

Naptime Reviews

My daughter loves this cake and can’t get enough of it. Everyone I have served it to loves it as well, it perfect for a summer luncheon menu, or at a cookout.

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