Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! I snatched some rhubarb at my local grocery store this weekend (I know, rhubarb season is almost over, lucky me!) so I made this Rhubarb Almond Cake for dessert today. I love rhubarb, it is so tart and almost sour, yet sweet once it’s cooked. It goes best with vanilla and almond (see these Vanilla Bean Polenta Cakes with Rhubarb) so I combined it with a very old almond cake recipe that I’ve had for decades. It is a super simple cake recipe using very few ingredients, and it happens to be gluten-free! It is actually a kind of chiffon cake, you beat the egg yolks and sugar and then fold in beaten egg whites and almond flour to achieve a super airy, fluffy and moist cake….
Summertime is cheesecake time. Shall I say no-bake cheesecake time! No hot oven, the fridge will do the work for you and you get to enjoy a cool sweet treat at anytime. It is so genius that I already made 3 no-bake cheesecakes in the last 6 weeks (more will be up on the blog soon!). One of them is this beautifully layered cherry pistachio cheesecake on top of a thick crust of graham crackers.