Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Springtime Rhubarb

What says springtime any better than a good stand of rhubarb? Our rhubard has come up and looks healthy and yummy. I'll cut the ruby red stems into small pieces and freeze them for moist summer cakes and tangy/sweet winter pies.

Rhubarb Cake

1 1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter

1 egg

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup buttermilk

1 tsp. soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups flour

1 1/2 cup diced rhubarb

Topping:

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. nutmeg

Cream sugar, butter, egg, and salt. Stir in buttermilk, soda, vanilla, and flour. Add rhubarb and beat well. Pour into well-greased 9 x 13" cake pan. Sprinkle with topping. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

31 comments:

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Barbara said...

Korea- Greetings to Seoul, Korea. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Tileena said...

I love Rhubarb-ara cake! Can't wait to have some this summer.

Lesley said...

I love rhubarb too and, for some reason, the last two lots that I planted failed miserably. They rotted at the crown. I'll have to try again. Maybe I don't need to plant them so deep to prevent them from getting too damp. Oh well, maybe next time. :D

diane said...

Sounds delicious. Your blog is a very serene place to be.

Literary Nut said...

MMM that sounds delicious! I know my husband always loves to go home to Indiana because he loves his grandmother's rhubarb pies! I think I'm gonna have to learn to make them for him! Will definitely have to try out your cake recipe too. Hope you have a blessed day!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Oh yum! This is definitely a recipe I'll make soon.

I'm a HUGE fan of strawberry rhubard custard pie. Hubby is never the same in the days following this special treat at our house. In fact, I dare say "all-things rhubard captivate him"!

Now I've got new ammunition.

Kathleen

Barbara said...

Tileena- I'll being baking a cake very soon and will let you and Matty know.

Willa Fae said...

Always looking for a new recipe and this one sounds great! Can't wait to try it...

Barbara said...

Lesley- Have you made sure that the rhubarb is well-drained and perhaps "hilled"? Also, be sure to buy healthy plants. Good luck.

Barbara said...

diane- Thank you!

Barbara said...

LiteraryNut- I just love your name each time I see it, because I can definitely relate to it.

Let me know how you like the recipe.

Barbara said...

Kathleen- Sounds like you found the secret to a man's heart. My husband LOVES to see me in the kitchen making delicious goodies.

It's the truth...men LOVE,LOVE,LOVE a woman who cooks for them.

Barbara said...

Willa Fae- Hope you like the recipe, since you are one of the BEST COOKS on the face of the earth!!!

Pat's Place said...

Yum! I LOVE rhubarb, but rarely get it down here.

Barbara said...

Pat- Sometimes I find beautiful red rhubarb at Safeway and other grocery stores. You may find some trucked into your area.

Linda said...

How funny! Last night I made a raspberry/apple pie and Mike asked me to promise him that I would make him a fresh rhubarb pie! I promised I'd make a strawberry rhubarb pie as a compromise! Can you save me some rhubarb?

Barbara said...

Linda- I'll save you a bag.

Mrs. Mac said...

I just planted rhubarb this week ... and have to wait a year or two to enjoy the harvest ... but it will be well worth the wait.

Barbara said...

Mrs.Mac- Time goes by so fast that it will be no time before you are getting a big harvest.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

I have not made rhubarb cake but have made lots of pies and rhubarb crisp. I would like to get some started here. I like it a little but I swear Bob could live on it.

Barbara said...

Lea- It seems like every man I know loves rhubarb.

Saleslady371 said...

Hi, Barbara!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I haven't had Rhubarb in years. I forgot how much I love it with strawberries!

Michele said...

I was at the store earlier today and just thinking about the fact that I wish we had some rhubarb growing in my yard... I was always picking rhubarb as a kid...Loved to eat it raw!!!

Phyllis said...

Thank you for posting this recipe. I made this cake quite often in the 70's and 80's but have since lost the recipe and really didn't think about it. I'm anxious to try it again. I lost your website and was so sad. I looked for about an hour and finally found it. I Love your beautiful blog. It is so peaceful and beautiful. Thank you for your posts.

Barbara said...

Saleslady371- Thanks so much for stopping by. Come back often!

Barbara said...

Michele- Wow! I've never eaten raw rhubarb. But I do love it in something sweet.

Barbara said...

Phyllis- I'm so glad you found me again and found the recipe, too. Blessings.

Patty said...

Some how over the years, and my husband moving my rhubarb so often, I no longer have any. He did order some plants through the mail order, but they haven't arrived yet. I like to make a sauce and it's very good over vanilla ice cream.

Barbara said...

Patty- Please share your recipe with us.

cherokeefox said...

Beautiful plant! I've never tried rhubarb...what does it tast like? I guess I always thought it would be bitter.