I have been having a craving for using some fresh rhubarb lately... I guess it is summer that makes me crave it. There is something about how tart and light it is that is refreshing from the dark chocolate-y desserts I enjoy during the winter months. Don't get me wrong, I don't give up on the chocolate desserts during the summer, but I definitely do munch on fruity sweets much more. I am drawn to the fruits that have that lip-puckering punch packed in them like rhubarb or passionfruit because you can pair them with a lot of surprising things, or just something syrupy sweet that other fruits can't handle. I didn't want to do my strawberry rhubarb pie since I wasn't in my kitchen, so I looked around for interesting recipes and decided on one from Smitten Kitchen called Rhubarb Snack Cake. It reminded me a lot of the boy bait I made but with a delicious crumble on top, it was also meant to be a bit thinner like a brownie I just put mine in a smaller pan because it is what I had, and I wanted it a bit thicker.
This cake definitely did not disappoint me; the streusel on top added a perfect crunch. I can picture myself having this many times in the future, over coffee with my grandparents, patio parties with my friends, out at the lake catching rays... ahh, summer is here alright, and my daydreaming is going on full throttle.
Let me know what you think? What are your favorite summer desserts? Anything you have been wanting to try?