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Apple Rhubarb Cake

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Apple Rhubarb Cake

Apple Rhubarb Cake
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In KitchenDaily's video series, Marcus' Kitchen, Chef Marcus Samuelsson demonstrates that "American" cuisine is really a delicious melting pot that draws upon flavors from all over the world. As a child in Sweden, Marcus prepared this Apple Rhubarb Cake, which has some surprising spiciness thanks to garam marsala, by his mother's side. Watch the related video to see Marcus prepare the Apple Rhubarb Cake recipe.


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup chopped rhubarb
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for greasing pan
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup whip cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon gram masala
  • 1/2 cup confectioner sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Toss together the sugars.
  • Peel and core the apple, then slice each apple into 16 wedges. Combine the cinnamon and 1/3 cup of the sugar mixture in a medium bowl. Add the apple wedges and chopped rhubarb, and then toss to coat
  • Using an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and remaining sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and mix until combined. On low speed, add the flour and baking powder. Slowly add the half-and-half. Add apple and rhubarb then fold in well.
  • Butter a 9-inch spring form pan and coat with the breadcrumbs. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Bake until the center is golden brown, about 35-40 minutes. Let cool completely. Run a small offset spatula around the edge to release from pan and remove spring form.
  • To make whipped cream, place all ingredients in a bowl and whip to soft peaks.