Layered rhubarb cheesecake

Layered rhubarb cheesecake

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Hanna Reder

Hanna Reder

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories
"The sponge in this recipe can also be used as a base for classic rhubarb cake. For this version, the cake becomes a tart and with a rhubarb compote and a layer of creamy cheesecake, it's a real eye-catcher. Use the remaining syrup for lemonade - or add some to the compote to intensify the color a bit. Even a few raspberries just tossed into the pot can make the color brighter."
Hard 💪
60 min
30 min
120 min


30 g
33⅓ g
20 g
ground almonds
61⅔ g
baking powder
vanilla bean
16⅔ ml
vanilla sugar
gelatin sheets


oven, hand mixer with beaters, 3 large bowls, rubber spatula, springform pan (9 in.), parchment paper, peeler, cutting board, knife, saucepan (small), cooking spoon, bowl (small), pot, cake platter, cake ring, pot (small), bowl (large)

Nutrition per serving

Fat32 g
Protein8 g
Carb52 g
  • Step 1/6

    • 33⅓ g butter
    • 26⅔ g sugar
    • ½ eggs
    • 30 g flour
    • 20 g ground almonds
    • tsp baking powder
    • salt
    • oven
    • hand mixer with beaters
    • 2 large bowls
    • rubber spatula
    • springform pan (9 in.)
    • parchment paper

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F convection. Beat butter and some sugar with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. In a separate bowl, mix flour with ground almonds, baking powder, and a pinch of salt, then fold into the egg mixture. Pour everything into a greased springform pan lined with parchment paper and bake in preheated oven for approx. 30 min. Remove and set aside.

  • Step 2/6

    • 111⅔ g rhubarb
    • 13⅓ g sugar
    • vanilla bean
    • 5 g starch
    • 6⅔ ml water
    • peeler
    • large bowl
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • saucepan (small)
    • cooking spoon
    • bowl (small)

    For the rhubarb compote, peel most of the rhubarb and cut into pieces approx. 2 cm/¾-in. thick, keeping the rhubarb peel aside in a bowl. Place chopped rhubarb in a small saucepan and mix with some sugar. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise, then use the back of the knife to scrape out the seeds and add to the saucepan. Leave to infuse for approx. 5 min., then bring to a boil over medium heat. Mix starch with a small amount of water in a small bowl and add to the rhubarb, then let cook for approx. 2 min.

  • Step 3/6

    • 10 g sugar
    • 10 ml water
    • pot

    For the rhubarb syrup, place the rhubarb peels in another pot with some sugar and water and bring to a boil. While that’s cooking, use a peeler to shape the remaining rhubarb into long thin strips for decoration. Remove the pot from the heat and discard the rhubarb peels, then soak the thin strips of rhubarb in the warm syrup.

  • Step 4/6

    • cake platter
    • cake ring

    Flatten the surface of the cake base with a knife when it has cooled completely, and place it on a cake plate. Place a cake ring around it, then pour in the rhubarb compote and let chill completely in the fridge, approx. 60 min.

  • Step 5/6

    • gelatin sheets
    • 33⅓ g cream cheese
    • 33⅓ g heavy cream
    • package vanilla sugar
    • 5 g sugar
    • pot (small)
    • bowl (large)

    Soak the gelatin in cold water in a small pot for approx. 5 - 10 min. Whip the cream in another large bowl until stiff. Mix the cream cheese with vanilla sugar and remaining sugar. Drain the gelatin, return it to the pot and heat it in a little cream and mix it into the cream cheese. Fold in whipped cream gently then pour the entire cheesecake layer onto the completely cooled cake. Smooth out and chill everything for at least an hour in the fridge.

  • Step 6/6

    When the cake is cooled, neatly place rhubarb strips on top of the cake. Slice into pieces and serve. Enjoy!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Layered rhubarb cheesecake

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