Strawberry Rhubarb Swirl Pound Cake

It's no secret what I've been up to:  Rhubarb.  6 gallons of jam so far, 8 crisps/pies.  And now I'm trying my hardest to research and find other creative ways to use up the 6 rhubarb plants that are flourishing here.  This recipe is a winner.  Just call my husband the "Strawberry Rhubarb Swirl Pound Cake Monster".  He ate this up faster than cookie monster gobbles up a plate of cookies. 

 Goes perfect on it's own for dessert.
Or  paired with homemade yogurt and fresh strawberries for breakfast.
 A friend posted the recipe (link here) and gave it a good review.  I tried it out, altering it slightly to make it even more delicious and to cut down the number of bowls and time.  If you've been a reader long know I'm a one bowl type of girl. Two bowls is pushing it.  Any more than that, I'm not interested.  The easier version turned out comes recommended.

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote
  • 2 cups of rhubarb, sliced
  • 1 pint of strawberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • Juice of half a lemon
  1. In a large saucepot, bring all the ingredients to boil for 5 minutes, then simmer for 5. Stir frequently.
  2. Let cool till ready to use.
Strawberry Rhubarb Swirl Pound Cake
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup strawberry rhubarb compote.
  1. Cream butter and sugar.  
  2. Add eggs, mix well.
  3. Add vanilla, baking powder, salt and flour.  Mix until combined.
  4. Place 1/3 of the batter in a greased loaf pan, then spread half the strawberry rhubarb compote. Place another 1/3 of the batter in the pan and cover with the second half of the compote. Top with remaining batter. Using a butter knife, cut a ziz zag pattern through the dough to create a swirl.
  5. Bake at 350 for 1 hour 15 minutes.


  1. Oh my all I can say is I really wish I was at your house. mmmm B

  2. Ooooh this looks too good! I'm really going to have to plant some rhubarb one of these days. :)

  3. I made strawberry rhubarb tarts this week... but this... this looks DIVINE.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  4. Yum! What volume equals 2 sticks of butter? This looks delicious! My mouth is watering :-)

    1. p.s. I just realized that this must sound like a silly question, but our butter is sold by the pound here in Atlantic Canada.



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