Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake

Traditional cream cheese pound cake packed with fresh strawberries and rhubarb. This glazed Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake is an easy homemade cake recipe!

Do you love baking with fresh fruits and veggies? From peaches to raspberries to rhubarb and carrot cake, fresh fruits and vegetables add moisture, texture and flavor to so many baked goods.

Today we’re sharing a most delicious strawberry rhubarb bundt cake. It’s a buttery rich cake with loads of cream cheese inside…plus a cream cheese glaze that will melt in your mouth!

Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake with glaze and strawberries

Is rhubarb poisonous?

Rhubarb itself isn’t poisonous, but the leaves have a substance called oxalic acid which can be poisonous to humans.

Now you a person who is 140 pounds has to eat 10 pounds of rhubarb leaves in order for it to kill them, but you can definitely feel sick from ingesting this acid.

What does strawberry rhubarb taste like?

Rhubarb has a sour flavor which some say is similar to green apples. When you add strawberry (and sugar found in most strawberry rhubarb recipes), you end up with a sweet yet tangy dessert. It’s a wonderful combination!

Do you have to peel rhubarb?

You don’t have to peel rhubarb before adding it to recipes. However, rhubarb is similar to celery and has strings. If you’d like, you can remove those strings before slicing.

Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake with glaze and strawberries on a plate

How to Make Strawberry Rhubarb Cake

Here are a few hints when making this homemade strawberry rhubarb cake:

  • Use room temperature cream cheese and butter. This will help you get a smooth base to your cake.
cream cheese and butter in a bowl
  • Make sure the eggs are at room temperature. If they are cold it could harden up the butter that you just creamed. Eggs mix into cakes better if they are at room temperature.
creamed butter and eggs in a mixing bowl
  • Mix the dry ingredients separately before adding into the butter mixture.
  • A little bit of yogurt note only adds flavor but softens the texture of the cake also.
cake batter with flour on top in a mixing bowl
  • Be sure to grease the pan with shortening and dust with flours. If you have an intricate bundt cake pan, make sure you get all the crevices greased.
bundt cake batter with strawberries and rhubarb in a mixing bowl
  • This cake will take about an hour to bake. If the top starts getting too brown you can cover it with foil and finish baking.
unbaked cake batter in bundt cake pan
  • Allow the cake to cool in the pan only for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a cake plate to cool completely. If you let the cake rest in the pan too long, it may stick.

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh?

Yes! If you want to use frozen strawberries, we recommend buying whole frozen strawberries and allowing them to thaw. Drain off any extra juice from the strawberries, then dice them and add them to the recipe.

closeup of cream cheese glaze on cake

Cream Cheese Glaze for Cake

This cream cheese glaze is easy to whip up. For the best results, make sure the cream cheese and butter are very soft. You could even slightly melt the butter. This will help the glaze mix up easier.

Drizzle the glaze on the cooled cake for a gorgeous look!

How to Store Cake with Fresh Fruit

We find that this cake keeps best if you store it in the refrigerator. Seal the cake with plastic wrap or in a resealable container in to prevent it from drying out.

Can you freeze strawberry rhubarb bundt cake?

You can freeze this bundt cake. However, the fruit may become slightly mushy after it defrosts. We prefer this cake without freezing it, but if you end up with a lot of leftovers, you can freeze it.

slice of Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake on a plate

Other Bundt Cake Recipes

Tools to Make This Cake

  • Bundt Cake Pan: This is a classic, must-have kitchen tool.
  • Bundt Cake Carrier: Store your cake in this carrier to keep it fresh and easy to transport!
  • Cake Plate: I have this cake plate and everyone loves it! It comes with the cute server too.
Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake with glaze and strawberries on a plate
Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake with glaze and strawberries on a plate

Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake

5 from 2 votes
Traditional cream cheese pound cake packed with fresh strawberries and rhubarb. This glazed Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake is an easy homemade cake recipe!
Servings 15
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

For the Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 8 ounces  cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon  vanilla extract
  • large eggs (room temperature)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/3 cup strawberry yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 cup rhubarb (sliced)

For the Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/4  cup  butter (room temperature)
  • teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2  cups  powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Generously grease a 10-12 cup bundt pan with shortening, then dust with flour. (Or use our cake release.)
  • In the bowl of your mixer, cream together butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and beat on medium speed for an additional 4 minutes.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture mixing until just combined.
  • Stir in yogurt, then stir in remaining flour mixture. Mix just until combined.
  • Fold the strawberries and rhubarb into the batter.
  • Spoon batter into bundt pan.
  • Bake for 60-65 minutes or until a knife is inserted and comes out clean.
  • Cool pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto serving dish to cool completely.
  • To make the cream cheese glaze, beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. It is imperative that they be room temperature or glaze will be chunky.
  • Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Pour glaze over cooled cake and allow to set for 5 minutes.
  • Slice cake and serve!
  • Store cake in an airtight container at room temperature.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 15 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1.7mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 416
Keyword cake with fresh fruit, easy strawberry cake, homemade bundt cake, strawberry rhubarb cake recipe
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Can I just use sour cream instead of the strawberry yogurt?