“At 100 years old, my mom-Frances Beechner of Lincoln, Nebraska-still cooks, bakes, drives her own car and lives in her own home. She's amazing!" says Barbara Collins. Andover, Massachusetts. “And, this is one of her best desserts.”
Rhubarb thrives in my northern garden and is one of the few crops the pesky moose don't bother! Of all the rhubarb desserts I've tried, this pudding cake is my No. 1 choice. It has old-fashioned appeal but is so simple to prepare.
-Evelyn Gebhardt, Kasilof, Alaska
In Thompson Falls, Montana, Bonnie Krogman uses a boxed cake mix to create this quick and colorful dessert. "I prepare it often in the summer when fresh rhubarb is abundant," she notes. "When I take it to church potlucks, people really cleanup the pan fast."
This pretty torte is the perfect dessert for when company comes! And it's so simple—just spread a fruit sauce between layers of a prepared angel food cake, then frost and garnish with berries.
—Sheila Long of Elmwood, Ontario
This coffee cake recipe is a variation of one a close friend and I make for our home baking business. I've used raspberries and blueberries in place of the rhubarb with winning results. —Lorraine Robinson, Stony Plain, Alberta
I've baked this cake every spring for many years, and my family loves it! At potluck dinners it disappears quickly, drawing compliments even from those who normally don't care for rhubarb. Use you own fresh rhubarb or find a neighbor who will trade stalks for the recipe! —Helen Breman
Marydale, New York