Coconut-Rhubarb Spice Cake Recipe
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Coconut-Rhubarb Spice Cake Recipe

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Make the most of your rhubarb harvest with this tender spice cake. The sweet, crunchy topping is a definite palate-pleaser. Ralph and Geneva Baird, Basin, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 270 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, allspice and cloves; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Fold in rhubarb.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over the top. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Editor's Note: If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.
Originally published as Coconut-Rhubarb Spice Cake in Taste of Home August/September 2008, p59

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 270 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2014

"Cake part is good--even better the next day.The topping is too sweet. I will cut the amount of sugar in the topping in half or maybe make it more of a streusel-type topping."

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"Made twice, two weekends in a row, because it was such a hit! I used a glass pan and baked for 38 minutes and it was perfect. Second time I used pineapple b/c I was out of frozen rhubarb and it was still delicious! This is a keeper! A side of ice cream makes it extraordinary!"

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Reviewed Jun. 28, 2012

"this cake was so good. the texture was so light and the flavors were perfect. I only used 1 cup brown sugar and we thought it was great"

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Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"This is the best rhubarb cake I've evertasted! Making two in two days, one toserve at cards tomorrow. Wouldn't changea thing! Esp. like the topping."

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Moist cake. Even non-rhubarb eaters would probably enjoy this cake. Careful not to burn the topping though!"

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