Rhubarb-buttermilk tea cake

Prep 15 min
Total 1 hour 25 min
Makes 8 Servings



1 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 cup
1/2 cup
1/4 cup
1 tsp
2 cups
chopped rhubarb
1/2 cup
chopped pecans


1 cup
sifted icing sugar
4 to 5 tsp


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray bottom of an 8 × 4-in. loaf pan.
  • Stir flour with baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Whisk egg with brown sugar, buttermilk, oil and vanilla in large bowl, then stir in flour mixture. Add rhubarb and pecans and stir just until combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake in centre of oven until a cake tester inserted in centre of loaf comes out clean, 70 to 75 min. Transfer to a rack to cool in pan for 10 min.
  • Stir icing sugar with lemon juice in a small bowl, adding juice 1 tsp at a time until thick and smooth. Drizzle glaze over warm loaf, letting it run down the sides.

Crunchy pecans and tangy rhubarb make this moist banana-bread alternative addictively good.

Substitution Tip:

You can use frozen rhubarb instead of fresh – just thaw it completely before adding.

Storage Tip:

Refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to a month.


Calories 377, Protein 5 g, Carbohydrates 63 g, Fat 13 g, Fibre 2 g, Sodium 266 mg.

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