Baked sticky rhubarb pudding

    1 hour 20 min

    This baked rhubarb pudding has a lovely bottom layer of sticky rhubarb, topped with an ever so moist sponge. The topping is what makes this baked pudding a little different, but it's essential to achieve the lovely stickiness! Top with half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon for a nice aromatic touch, and serve with custard or cream.


    London, England, UK
    692 people made this

    Serves: 9 

    • 370g diced fresh or frozen rhubarb
    • 125g plain flour
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 80ml milk
    • 45g butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Topping
    • 200g sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour (if needed)
    • 225ml boiling water

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Place rhubarb in a buttered 20cm square tin. In a small bowl, mix flour, sugar, milk, butter, baking powder, salt and vanilla (mixture will be thick). Spread over rhubarb.
    3. For topping, combine sugar and cornflour. Sprinkle over sponge mixture. Pour water over all; do not stir. Bake for 55-65 minutes or until pudding tests done.

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    A great recipe! Thank you for posting it. Like many busy ladies, I probably go into auto-crumble mode when wanting a hot fruit dessert, but this was different with its outer crunchy 'skin' above the topping. I have only made it once so far but it is definitely on my 'to do again' list of recipes. I followed the recipe's quantities and it made 6 good portions. I may reduce the sugar slightly next time as we like the acidic tartness of rhubarb. An excellent recipe and I suggest you try it.  -  01 May 2012


    mmmmm! Great recipe! Very easy to make, gorgeous flavour! I recommend serving with Ice Cream! However, we only managed to make it serve 5 people compared to the 9 it supposedly managed.. but then we do like big servings  -  13 May 2012


    We loved the rhubarb sponge because it was tasty. And I made it with my daddy. Whilst we were making it we added some ginger in it. and we had it with some ice-cream.  -  16 Jun 2013