Fresh spring rhubarb is a short-lived treat that you absolutely must make the most of! Get inspired by this collection of rhubarb dessert recipes.
Rhubarb has a wonderfully tangy, slightly acidic taste that works best when it’s paired with sweet flavors and other fruits—although technically rhubarb is a veggie! Rhubarb often team up with strawberries in desserts, but there are so many other delightful rhubarb pairings to explore! You absolutely must try it with basil in a cocktail, or combined with carrots in a cake.
Don’t be shy to try combining rhubarb with a whole range of sweeteners! The complex flavor of rhubarb is enhanced by natural sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup. Vanilla adds a rich warmth to rhubarb desserts.
This collection of 15 rhubarb desserts has everything you need to make the most of rhubarb season—including vegan and gluten-free dessert options.
If you’re looking for more tips to baking with rhubarb, make sure to read this great Guide to Baking with Rhubarb from The Bake School!
by Occasionally Eggs
This vegan lemon rhubarb cake is perfect for spring: light, full of fruit, sweet, and slightly tart. Made with whole grain spelt flour, coconut oil, and maple syrup, it’s a cake with a better-for-you quality.
by My Kitchen Love
This stunning, yet straightforward Rhubarb Bundt Cake is guaranteed to be a conversation starter. The rhubarb is a bright addition to a classic bundt cake and creates an absolutely gorgeous rhubarb dessert recipe.
by Simple Bites
This lightly spiced rhubarb carrot cake recipe features a creamy, dreamy frosting you’ll want to eat with a spoon. This cake is perfect for any spring celebration!
by Food Nouveau
This rhubarb panna cotta is an easy, dreamily creamy rhubarb dessert recipe that showcases the sharp, bright taste of rhubarb in three different ways.
by Tara Teaspoon
Rhubarb crisp is probably the go-to rhubarb dessert recipe! This aromatic Rhubarb Crisp recipe puts rhubarb front and center—no strawberries to hide behind! Just pure, vanilla-sweetened rhubarb covered by a delightfully sweet and crunchy oat topping.
by Heartbeet Kitchen
These delicious gluten-free raspberry rhubarb bars are made with oats and have a jammy raspberry rhubarb filling. It’s the perfect springtime snack!
by Baked the Blog
This rhubarb clafoutis is simple, delicious, and makes the most of that bright red spring crop. Made with just 7 ingredients!
by Lost in Food
Rhubarb frangipane tart, or Bakewell tart as it is also known, is a delicious sweet pastry tart filled with rhubarb and sweet almond. This delicious tart will keep you coming back for more!
by Christina’s Cucina
If you’re a brunch-loving rhubarb fan, this Rhubarb Jam for you! Easy to make and just sweet enough, it makes the unique flavor of rhubarb shine bright.
If you’re a fan of lemon curd, you need to make this rhubarb curd ASAP! It’s a very unique rhubarb dessert recipe, plus it’s easy to make, really delicious, and super refreshing.
by The Rustic Foodie
Old Fashioned Rhubarb Bread recipe is so moist! It’s made with sour cream and baked with a cinnamon streusel layer. This rhubarb dessert recipe is a great addition to a brunch menu, and it’s absolutely perfect with a cup of afternoon tea.
by The Bake School
If you’ve never heard of or tasted bostock, you’ve been missing out! This rhubarb bostock recipe is a fun brunch recipe that is sure to wow your brunch guests. This sweet treat is made with day-old brioche, homemade frangipane, and rhubarb jam.
by Food Nouveau
In this blush pink Rhubarb Gelato, the bright flavor of rhubarb is balanced by the silky rich Sicilian-style vanilla gelato base. A memorable spring rhubarb dessert recipe!
by House of Nash Eats
Make the most of spring and early summer rhubarb with this Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream! This irresistible frozen treat has a deliciously tart ribbon of roasted rhubarb filling and plenty of buttery chunks of crumble topping throughout.
by Bacon is Magic
Rhubarb shrub is the secret weapon to killer summer cocktails! This easy-to-make sweet-and-tart rhubarb syrup infused with fresh basil creates cocktails that taste sophisticated and are super refreshing.