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 ginger in a spectacular layer cake, or combined with ricotta in an Italian tart.
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 25 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 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 Kelly Neil
Gluten-free rhubarb crisp is a rustic, gorgeous dessert! A perfect mix of tart rhubarb, crunchy oats, spicy cinnamon, nutty buckwheat flour, and lots of butter.
by Christina’s Cucina
Easy rhubarb cobbler is not only a simple recipe to make, but it’s absolutely scrumptious, especially when served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, custard, or whipped cream.
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 Style Sweet
This Rhubarb Ginger Layer Cake combines layers of slightly spiced ginger cake with a rhubarb buttercream frosting. Inside, the silky cream cheese filling is rippled with poached rhubarb. This is the perfect cake to make when those coveted red stalks of rhubarb begin to arrive at the market!
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 Ramshackle Pantry
This Norwegian Rhubarb Cake is a delightful treat that is a great dessert and a great way to share your rhubarb. Known as Rabarbrakake in Norway, this delightful rhubarb cake should really be enjoyed worldwide!
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 Eat the Love
This unique lemongrass and rhubarb cheesecake is beautifully fragrant with infused grassy citrus lemongrass and a stunning red rhubarb streak inside.
by Simply Stacie
This moist and tender Rhubarb Crumble Cake is dotted with pockets of sharp rhubarb and topped with an irresistible brown sugar streusel.
by Gift of Hospitality
This Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cake is bursting with comforting aromas and features an irresistible crunchy pecan and coconut topping. Watch this easy dessert disappear in a single sitting!
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 Pardon Your French
This simple Rhubarb Tatin Cake embraces the late-spring/early summer season and offers a great way to showcase this perennial vegetable (yes, rhubarb is a vegetable!). The cake is simple and light, with small hints of vanilla and lemon, subtle enough to let the rhubarb shine all the way through. And with its beautiful criss-cross pattern, this Rhubarb Tatin Cake is surely all about the vibrant, luscious, pretty-pink rhubarb.
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 Fab Food 4 All
A delicious, comforting Rhubarb Pudding with a hint of vanilla, great served with custard or vanilla ice cream.
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 Mangia Bedda
This elegant Rhubarb Ricotta Almond Tart is made with an almond-based crust and topped with sweet ricotta, tart rhubarb, and slivered almonds for crunch. A perfect balance of flavors and texture!
by Liv for Cake
This Rhubarb Galette is the perfect sweet-tart treat. You can eat it warmed up or straight out of the fridge, plain or with a side of ice cream. So simple and delicious!
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 Baked the Blog
Rhubarb scones are a favorite spring treat! Spicy fresh ginger is a great match for the rich cream scone base and tart chopped rhubarb.
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.