Recipe: Rhubarb Cake with Honey Meringue Topping Recipe

June 17, 2015

Would you like a delicious recipe for baking a summer fresh rhubarb cake? This is Lisa and I just arrived home from a week in sunny, dazzling Mallorca. We stayed at a beautiful hotel where we were served delicious food created by cooks who rattled pans and spoons as they laid out a twice daily buffet. It was a wonderful feeling not to have to stand in the kitchen and cook for myself, not have to clean up afterwards and to be able to choose from many different dishes and taste little bits of this and that instead.

Recipe: Rhubarb Cake with Honey Meringue Topping Recipe

It was splendid, but to be honest, after a week of such a culinary explosion, it became a bit overkill! I caught myself looking forward to homemade food again, the kind that I make with my own hands and lots of time, with my daughter. Nevertheless, the week in the sun allowed me to wind down and learn to relax a bit. There has been a lot going on in my life lately so this was a much needed break.

I also was able to spend lots of quality time with my five-year-old daughter — at the beach and in the pool — which was about time, and very important for both of us. Now at home, without the pool and beach, I can return to my other way of relaxing that makes me happy – being in my kitchen baking. It’s a very precious “me time” where I calm down and have time to think.

After a week away with my kitchen back, I decided to whip up a delicious Rhubarb Cake with Honey Meringue Topping. Raw rhubarb has a very tart flavor, but when baked, it blends in with the dough and isn’t sour anymore. It was a good way to celebrate my recuperated me; but the best part was sharing it with friends and family on the terrace in the sunshine. Sometimes that’s all it takes to make you realize how lucky you are. Please pin any of these images and save the recipe card below so you can print it out and use it whenever you’d like. It’s nice to save them in a file folder or recipe book, or on your tablet for referencing in the kitchen.

Recipe: Rhubarb Cake with Honey Meringue Topping Recipe

Recipe: Rhubarb Cake with Honey Meringue Topping Recipe

Recipe: Rhubarb Cake with Honey Meringue Topping Recipe

Recipe: Rhubarb Cake with Honey Meringue Topping Recipe

Recipe: Rhubarb Cake with Honey Meringue Topping Recipe


(text/images: lisa nieschlag)


  • Reply Anna International June 17, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Gorgeous images Holly! I am a total rhubarb addict so I am definitely trying this. If you’ve got more rhubarb leftover, I’ve got a lovely and really easy recipe for rhubarb and rose jam you could try!

  • Reply Anna June 17, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    i’ll definitely try that :)

  • Reply Patricia Shea June 17, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    You had me at rhubarb! I am sad to see the end of the season drawing nigh but I will try this delicious recipe soon. Nice idea to put honey in the meringue – thank you!

  • Reply Laura at The Quirky Bungalow June 17, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    That looks delicious! I have some rhubarb in the fridge that I’ve been debating what to do with, and this recipe might be a good way to use it up. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply qing June 18, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Hi, Holly, I am writing to you regarding my art print of wild flowers on IG. Not sure why (i am very new to IG), I tried several times but couldn’t post comment again on your post. I wanted to let yo know: thank you for the kind consideration and taking time to add my information! :) No problem at all. I am very outdated and didn’t have IG account. A friend in the design community kindly shared your post. I signed up with IG after seeing your post. So honored and excited! Many thanks! :)

  • Reply julie June 19, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    What a pretty cake! Nicely photographed, too!

  • Reply esme July 2, 2015 at 1:02 am

    This looks so delicious — I don’t have a cake tin though– do you think I could use a 9×9 pan instead?

  • Reply Barbara July 7, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Hi Holly, I didn´t know you had a daughter, too!
    This tarte is my all time favorite! It is a very typical tarte in my family, me grandmother and mother and now my little sister are the ones who had been or are in charge now. I´ve never tried to bake it..maybe next year I´ll give it a try!

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