Rhubarb Cupcakes with crumbles

Rhubarb Cupcakes with crumbles

Seeing those cupcakes? Yes? Well, today I’m going to show you how you can bake your own rhubarb cupcakes! They are sweet & tangy & just delicious. To top it all of I sprinkled them with some extra crumble.

how to do homemade rhubarb goo

This is the essential ingredient for your cupcakes. It’s really easy to make. All you need is 300 g of rhubarb, 3 tbsp of caster sugar, a vanilla pod and the peel of an orange.

After washing your rhubarb, cut them up in large chunks and put them in a baking tray. Add the orange peel and sugar. At last scrape the vanilla seeds out your pod, sprinkle them over the rhubarb chunks and put the cut open pods in too. Seal the tray with some foil and bake the rhubarb for 10-15 min in the oven on 180° C.

When you take the rhubarb out the oven, it all should be smoochy and fallen apart. Take your vanilla pod out the tray, then transfer every things else into a bowl including the sauce. Whats left to do is getting a mixer and mix your rhubarb until you have a smooth custard like consistency. And there you have your rhubarb goo!

baking rhubarb cupcakes

The base for this cupcake is a simple vanilla cupcake mix. Whip up a badge for 12 cupcakes. All you need is: 150g caster sugar, 150g soft unsalted butter, 3 eggs, 150g flour, vanilla essence & baking powder. Mix the sugar and butter, add the eggs and give it another whisk. Fold in the flower, baking powder and vanilla essence and you’re done.

Now it’s time to create some rhubarb ripples. Take a spoon full of the rhubarb goo. Drag it lightly through the vanilla cupcake mix. It should create a marble effect. Fill your cupcakes cases. Add some more rhubarb goo as you go. Bake your rhubarb cupcakes at 180° C for 20 min.

Let the cupcakes cool down. Meanwhile make the icing. Mix 100g unsalted butter and 200g icing sugar. Here’s a more detailed description for a yummy icing.

The last steps are to make a good crumble. 80g flour, 20g porridge oats, 1 tsp caster sugar, 1 tsp demerara sugar, pinch of salt and 40g unsalted melted butter are mixed together. Once you have big crumbs forming get your hands in there to brake them up. Then lay the crumbs out on a baking tray and bake for 170° C for 10 min or until golden brown.

To make your cupcakes even more yummy. Create a whole in the middle of each cupcake and fill it up with rhubarb goo. Then cover your cupcakes with the icing and sprinkle some crumbs over. And there you have it. Some yummy and delicious rhubarb cupcakes toped with golden crumbs.

Now it’s over to you! Get yourself some rhubarb and start baking. It may be not the simplest of recipes but at the end every step was worth it. I love trying out new recipes and this was totally worth trying. Everybody loved the rhubarb cupcakes and this won’t be the last time I have done them.

Have beautiful weekend my lovelies, xx

Lea - A Snippet of Life



  1. May 20, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    These look amazing!

    • May 27, 2017 / 11:25 am

      Thanks. xx

  2. Tereza
    May 23, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    Yay Lea’s new baking post!! These are my favourite – your baking skills are insane! I can totally see you making a cookbook you know? With all those gorgeous photos! There’s a Czech blogger I’ve been following on insta and she’s essentially made a cookbook with her mum – from recipes to the photos and it’s been such a success! I bet you could totally do that too! xx

    • May 27, 2017 / 11:29 am

      Aww thanks lovely. This just made me smile. You always say so kind words. Never thought of doing a cook book but I see where you’re coming from. Now I have a new idea! Who knows maybe one day there will be a cook book. xx

  3. May 23, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I promised my hubby that I’m not going to bake anything until after our holiday at the beginning of July because his weight is, you know, my fault as well 😉 but, man, I love eating babies like these so badly! You aren’t helping – they look fab!

    • May 27, 2017 / 12:08 pm

      Oh noooooo, just erase my post out of your mind then and come back in July ;).

      • May 27, 2017 / 12:13 pm

        For definite 😉 I’m saving this post 🙂

  4. May 23, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Yum! I’ll have to make these for my father in law. He loves rhubarb.

    • May 27, 2017 / 12:09 pm

      Have fun baking them girl. xx

  5. May 23, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    Your recipe is so detailed and easy to follow! Cannot wait to try it out 🙂

    • May 27, 2017 / 12:10 pm

      Thanks Mika. Hope you like them too. xx

  6. May 24, 2017 / 2:43 am

    These look delicious! Never would have thought of rhubarb….yum!

    • May 27, 2017 / 12:11 pm

      Thanks Jenn. I just love anything with rhubarb so this was just right up my street. xx

  7. May 24, 2017 / 10:40 am

    Not only they seem delicious I bet they are super healthy too! I need to try them out asap!

    • May 27, 2017 / 12:14 pm

      Oh well I don’t know how healthy they are with all the sugar and butter but they for sure are delicious. xx

  8. May 24, 2017 / 11:38 am

    these look delicious and your recipes are well detailed. thanks for sharing

    • May 27, 2017 / 12:15 pm

      Thanks, xx.

  9. May 25, 2017 / 4:02 am

    Rhubarb cupcakes!! I have never tasted rhubarb for myself, but I know that rhubarb, when made into a pie makes for a fantastic looking pink center. If I have the chance one day, I’ll be sure try out this recipe for myself!


    • May 27, 2017 / 12:16 pm

      You have to taste rhubarb if you get the chance. I love it. It can be a little bit sour but so yummy. xx

    • May 27, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      Thanks Claire. Babe rhubarb is amazing. It can taste a little bit sour but it’s just yummy. xx

  10. May 25, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    Yuummm! I love Rhubarb so it would be totally ideal in a cupcake. I don’t think I’ve actually ever cooked rhubarb before, a new challenge!

    • May 27, 2017 / 12:23 pm

      Rhubarb is just yummy, isn’t it?! And it’s really easy to cook. In the oven it goes and then you just let it be ;). xx

  11. August 9, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    These look awesome Lea, I love rhubarb in baked things so I’ll have to try and make these for myself one time. I actually love rhubarb in straight up crumbles as well, my mum used to make this apple, rhubarb and cinnamon crumble and it was so good!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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