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Print This Delicious and Healthy Irish Scones Rhubarb Cake Recipe

Irish Scones Rhubarb Cake Recipe

My Mom's Famous Irish Scones Rhubarb Cake, on white homemade pie plate

My mother and her 9 siblings ate Irish Scones Rhubarb cake as children; we dished-up pie straight out of the oven. The fruit and sugar would boil out around the sides, resulting in this gooey, syrupy cake. We all remember Irish Rhubarb cake as a heavenly treat. Scone dough is quicker to make than pastry dough and absorbs the sweet rhubarb juice better.

Scone dough

1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 egg
2/3 cup buttermilk

Rhubarb Filling

2 cups chopped rhubarb
1 cup berries of choice (I used Marion Berries)
7 to 9 ounces sugar
1 egg white

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 50 to
Cake Pan Type ~ 10 inch pie plate
Preheat the oven. Grease the pie plate for your Irish Scones Rhubarb Cake.

Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt into a mixing bowl. Add in the sugar and butter, mix until dough crumbles. In a separate bowl, beat the egg together with buttermilk. Gradually add this mix to the flour mix, until a dough is formed. Knead lightly on a floured surface and divide the scones dough in two. Roll out one half and use it to line the pie plate.

Spread the rhubarb and berries over the bottom scones layer and sprinkle with sugar. Roll out the remaining dough to form a pastry lid. Brush the rim of the pastry base with water and place the top on, crimping the edges together. Brush with the whisked egg white and sprinkle with sugar. Make steam slits in lid of the Irish Rhubarb cake. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and the rhubarb is very soft.

9 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 131 g
Calories 296
Calories from Fat 70
Total Fat 7.8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4.6g 23%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 53.6g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
Sugars 35.8g
Protein 4.2g Vitamin A 5% • Vitamin C 10% • Calcium 6% • Iron 7%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

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You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

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