Rhubarb Ricotta Cake

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Rhubarb Ricotta Cake

This easy rhubarb ricotta cake is going to surprise my rhubarb-loving husband, Larry, this evening. Although his birthday isn’t until next Thursday, we will be in Santa Fe that day, so why not start the celebration early?

It was no easy feat to actually get my hands on some rhubarb. I have been looking in all the markets for several weeks, this being the season for it. Finally, I found some yesterday at a local supermarket – for $6.99 a pound! I was desperate enough that I bought some, knowing I only needed a cup and a half of the precious stuff.

Some years ago, when Larry and I were newly in love, I tried to grow some rhubarb in the garden. It was a miserable flop, since it turns out you need to live in a climate that has frost during the cold months. Where we live in San Diego is a no-frost zone, so I gave up on my efforts to raise “pie plant”.

I switched out the strawberries for rhubarb, using on my Strawberry-Ricotta Cake recipe. I used 1 1/2 cups of rhubarb instead of 1 cup of strawberries, knowing how much Larry loves rhubarb.  You can get the recipe here.

Happy Birthday to my Midwestern sweetheart xoxo Next time, a pie – I promise!

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5 Responses to Rhubarb Ricotta Cake

  1. Lynda May 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

    This looks and sounds great, Liz. I am always looking for new ways to use rhubarb. I love how this is so simple and not too sweet. Have a great trip to Santa Fe!

    • Liz May 6, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

      Next time, I think I will halve the amount of butter – pretty rich…

  2. Jayne May 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

    What a yummy sounding cake! I have 4 inherited rhubarb plants that are on the verge of been ready. Once again I lament the fact that I can not share some with you, especially as I am married to a non rhubarb eater!
    Have a lovely trip!

    • Liz May 6, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

      I wish you could too, Jayne – and I remember you had tons in your London garden as well.

  3. Beth (OMG! Yummy) May 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm #

    Love this riff on the strawberry version – I thought I remembered this from last year! I might just make this for myself this weekend! I’m in the mood. Happy birthday to your hubby!

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