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Special Rhubarb Cake

 Special Rhubarb Cake
A rich vanilla sauce is served with this tender cake from Biena Schlabach of Millersburg, Ohio. "The women at church made it for my 84th birthday," she says.
9 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • STREUSEL TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • VANILLA SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar
  • until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine flour, baking powder,
  • baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with
  • buttermilk, beating just until moistened. Fold in the rhubarb. Pour
  • into a greased 9-in. square baking dish.

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Directions (continued)

  • Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake 40-45 minutes
  • or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a
  • wire rack.
  • For sauce, melt butter in a saucepan. Add sugar and milk. Bring to a
  • boil; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Remove from
  • heat; stir in vanilla. Serve with cake. Yield: 9 servings (1-1/4
  • cups sauce).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 463 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 451 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.