- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon-sugar
- LEMON SAUCE:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1/3 cup water
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Fold in rhubarb.
- Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack.
- For sauce, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, water and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into the egg; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and coats the back of a spoon. Stir in lemon peel and nutmeg. Serve warm with cake. Yield: 12 servings (1-1/2 cups sauce).
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.
Reviews for Rhubarb Cake with Lemon Sauce
"This cake is amazing! It is the first recipe I do when my rhubarb is up in my garden. Love the lemon sauce but the cake is also good without it. Adding the lemon sauce makes it a decadent dessert without the sauce you could eat this cake for breakfast and we do!"
"This cake was delicious - it had such rich flavour from the buttermilk but it wasn't heavy. The sauce was the perfect balance, and silky in texture..... Got lots of compliments from my visitors!"
"Excellent cake. Substituted gluten free flour and it still worked out great."
"I might leave out the nutmeg, but otherwise, melts in the mouth. My husband told me after one bite that it was the best moment of his life so far. Not quite sure how to take that personally, but he must love the cake!"
"just made this for friends who said it was their favorite dessert they'd ever had! Need some help on figuring out how to keep the egg from boiling in the sauce though. YUM!"