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rhubarb cake

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kim Vore
Ankeny, IA

I got this great recipe from my mother-in-law who's been making it for years! It doesn't have a strong rhubarb taste. It's sweet and moist. I hope you enjoy making it as much as I do. I always try to use fresh rhubarb. Never frozen and then thawed rhubarb because it doesn't work well.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Simple to make, this rhubarb cake is similar to a coffee cake. It's sweet and moist with tender bits of tart rhubarb throughout. Sprinkling cinnamon sugar on top creates a sugary crust that is a nice contrast in texture to the cake and adds a hint of cinnamon. A delicious light dessert or snack with afternoon tea.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 24 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For rhubarb cake

  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 lg
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    raw rhubarb, cut into chunks
  • 1/3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp

How To Make rhubarb cake

  • Vinegar and milk in a measuring cup.
    First, mix milk with vinegar and set aside.
  • Combining brown sugar, butter, and egg.
    Next, blend brown sugar, butter, and egg.
  • Baking soda added to the milk and vinegar.
    Add and stir baking soda into the milk/vinegar mixture.
  • Adding milk mixture to the brown sugar mixture.
    Pour milk mixture into the brown sugar, butter and egg mix and blend.
  • Mixing in flour and vanilla extract.
    Next, add flour and vanilla; mix well.
  • Folding in chunks of rhubarb.
    Then add the rhubarb chunks.
  • Batter poured into a baking dish.
    Pour batter into well-greased 9x13 pan.
  • Sugar and cinnamon combined in a bowl.
    Mix up the topping ingredients in a bowl. Sprinkle on top of the cake batter.
  • Baking the rhubarb cake.
    Bake at 325 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
  • Rhubarb Cake ready to be sliced.
    The cake should be set in the center. Enjoy! This is a very moist rhubarb cake recipe.