There’s nothing sweeter than little boys and girls dressed up in their Sunday best, toting little pastel baskets, and searching for candy-filled eggs hiding in plain site – except, maybe, for this rhubarb cake recipe. This recipe screams spring, from the light layers of angel food cake to the cloud-like whipped cream icing. The rhubarb nest on top is festive as-is, but can also be embellished with Easter eggs or decorative chicks.
For those unfamiliar with rhubarb, it is a spring vegetable that grows in long stalks (similar to celery) and ranges in color from green to red. Despite technically being a vegetable, rhubarb is generally prepared as a fruit with sugar in pies, crumbles, and other desserts. It has a tart flavor on its own, so it is often mixed with strawberries or sugar to yield a more approachable sweet tangy profile.
If you have leftover filling, it’s great over yogurt, vanilla ice cream, or in a glass of bubbly. Cheers to a festive and sweet Easter holiday!