Thursday, January 27, 2011

Grandma's Rhubarb Cake

This is a recipe I found in my grandmother's recipe file.  Although I don't particularly remember her making it, my mom asked me to look for it because it is a cake she remembers.  In the spring when our rhubarb was ready I decided to give this recipe a try.  It is so easy and so delicious!  And I actually think it tastes better the second day because the sugar and cinnamon topping has settled into the cake.  I freeze rhubarb every spring so I can make this cake in the winter.

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Grandma's Rhubarb Cake
My grandma's rhubarb cake recipe.

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 1/2 cups raw rhubarb, cut small
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 325°F.2. Prepare 9x13 or 8x12 pan by spraying with cooking spray.3. Cream butter and brown sugar together in a large bowl.4. Add eggs and vanilla and stir.5. In a separate bowl, combine flour, soda, and salt.6. Alternately stir in the buttermilk and the flour mixture into the other ingredients.7. Fold in rhubarb.8. Pour into prepared pan.9. Combine sugar and cinnamon for topping and sprinkle on top of cake.10. Bake in 9x13 or 8x12 pan at 325°F for 40 minutes.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 cake

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  1. It has become a favorite! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. Cake look awesome, and recipe is just fantastic!!Yummy!!!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I love rhubarb!

  4. So sweet that it came from your Grandmother's recipes:) Looks delicious. (You are welcome to join us next month for the YBR, if you'd like.)

  5. This really sounds delicious. Its a quick and lovely recipe to have in one's roster. I like the recipes you've posted to date and I'll definitely be back for more. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  6. Thank you for the comments and for stopping by!

  7. Vintage cakes like this are always the best! I'd have never thought to use rhubarb in a cake, but when paired with the cinnamon/sugar topping, it must be heavenly! I'm glad I stopped by...

  8. Grandmums always know best!! Thank you for sharing.


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