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Special Rhubarb Cake Recipe
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Special Rhubarb Cake Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached 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 King Arthur Unbleached 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

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.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
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 Special Rhubarb Cake in Taste of Home April/May 2001, p65

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.

Reviews for Special Rhubarb Cake(15)

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

Its very nice

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Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

excellent cake, moist tasty and the sauce was to die for

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

This is a keeper. I have made it over and over. Quick to make,take it anywhere, all will love it

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Reviewed May. 26, 2013

Excellent! Thanks for sharing! I cut back a tad on the sugar and ended up putting in all of the rhubarb (approx 3 cups) that I chopped. Found it to be very moist and delicious!

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Reviewed May. 4, 2013

this was a very easy cake to make. The cake taste very good. I put 3 cups of Rhubarb in and doubled the crumble on top The sauce goes very nicely with the cake. Quite rich...only had a small serve.

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