contributed by Dame Patty Erd
The Spice House
2 large stalks rhubarb
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons for the rhubarb
1/4 cup melted butter, plus more for the cake pan
1/3 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
2. Slice the rhubarb stalks into bite-sized pieces and sprinkle them with 1-2 tablespoons sugar. Set aside.
3. In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and spices.
4.In a large bowl, beat 2 eggs with 1 cup sugar until pale and fluffy. Add almond extract, melted butter, and milk and stir until smooth. Stir in flour mixture and stir until smooth.
5. Pour batter into cake pan and scatter the rhubarb pieces over the top. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.