My colleague gave me some rhubarb the other day. I’ve never eaten rhubarb in my life so wondered what on earth i was going to do with it. I found this recipe for a rhubarb and ginger cake, it turned out pretty darn scrummy. I brought it into work this morning and it has been devoured.

I changed a couple of things in the recipe – different sugar and more ginger, plus a shake of cinnamon. I also used less rhubarb as I didn’t quite have 300g. I also only baked it for 38 minutes rather than 45. I think my oven is super-efficient.

It’s dead simple to make.

1) In a bowl mix thoroughly:

250g self raising flour

125g softened butter

3 eggs

2 tsp ginger and 1 tsp cinnamon

75g granulated sugar, 75g brown sugar (I didn’t have caster as the recipe said but this worked out fine)

2) Fold in 1/2 cup of chopped rhubarb (in 1cm pieces)

3) Transfer the mixture to a lined loaf tin and bake for 35-40mins or until a skewer comes out clean.

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