Ingredients

  • 275g (10 oz) (2 cups) fresh rhubarb stalks, trimmed and cut into chunks
  • 225g (8 oz) (2 cups) large juicy strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 275g (10 oz) (1 ½ cups) caster sugar
  • 1 piece of stem ginger in syrup, drained and finely chopped
  • 175g (6 oz) (1 cup) plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 175g (6 oz) (12 tbsp) at room temperature Kerrygold Pure Irish Salted Butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Warm custard, to serve

Directions

Dessert doesn’t need justification but if anyone asks, this recipe has two of your five a day. Rhubarb and strawberries are a match made in heaven. The sweetness of the strawberries contrasts wonderfully with the rhubarb’s tartness. To top it all off, add some fresh ginger for a spicy twist.
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F), Gas Mark 4. Mix the rhubarb and strawberries in a 23cm (9 in) deep-dish pie plate and trickle 100g (4 oz) (½ cup) of sugar over the fruit. If you like ginger, now’s the time to add it.
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl with baking powder. In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining sugar and butter together with a hand held blender until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract and then fold in the flour mixture.
  3. Spread the cake mixture over the fruit and bake in the oven for 40 minutes. Take a sneaky peep and if the sponge has risen nicely and turned a golden hue, it should be ready. To be sure, do the skewer test.
  4. Serve with great big dollops of custard and watch it disappear.

Want More Ideas?

Follow Kerrygold on Instagram

explore our

Similar Recipes

Baking

Gingerbread House

This recipe makes perfectly crisp gingerbread house that will have everyone gasp...

Main courses

Baked mackerel with pancetta

Mackerel and pancetta. An unlikely pair but an inspired idea. Pancetta is Italia...

Serves 4
Baking

Soda Bread

The stuff of legends, ciabatta or panettone can’t touch traditional Irish soda...

Serves 1 loaf
Starters

Salmon Rillettes with pickled cucumber salad

All dishes deserve love, not just the main course. Salmon Rillettes make a ravis...

Serves 4-6
Baking

Rasberry Victoria Sponge Cake

Home Sweet Home is all the sweeter with freshly baked Victorian sponge cake. Tra...

Serves 8
Main courses

Lamb chops with red wine, rosemary and garlic butter

Marinated lamb chops. Tender and tasty. Bring out the best in them with rosemary...

Serves 4
Desserts

Baked Lemon & Vanilla Cheesecake

If you are looking for your signature dinner party dessert, the search is over....

Serves 8-10