Recipe: Rhubarb, Orange & Almond Cake With Oppo Brothers Ice Cream

Lucy (@littleluxuryfoods) has created the perfect afternoon #GoodTemptation. Give it a try. We recommend serving warm with a big melting scoop of Vanilla Oppo on top...yum.


  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Juice from ½ orange
  • 200g rhubarb
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 fan.
  2. In a large bowl (or mixer) beat together the butter and sugar until soft and creamy. Then add in the eggs 1 at a time and keep beating until smooth.
  3. Add in the ground almonds, flour and baking powder – mix!
  4. Then add in the orange zest, vanilla and orange juice and fold / stir gently.
  5. Grease and line a cake tin (about 20cm roughly)
  6. Pour in the mixture and top with pieces or strips or rhubarb – decorate or arrange however you like. I covered in a circular pattern.
  7. Sprinkle the top of the cake with coconut sugar or brown sugar if you prefer. This will help the rhubarb to soften and turn sticky and sweet.
  8. Place in the oven for about 45-50 minutes (it really depends on your oven). Cover half way through this time if it’s starting to brown.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the tin.
  10. Serve warm with a large scoop of Vanilla Oppo for the perfect indulgent treat.