Friday, July 31, 2009

Rhubarb Cake by Linda's Sweet Mom

A few days ago, Linda @ Linda's Patchwork Quilt commented that she had made some rhubarb cake... Now, we have a LOT of rhubarb in the garden... soooo,
I asked her for the recipe... which was passed along by her mom...

Rhubarb Cake by Linda's Sweet Mom

In a small bowl sift together:
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda

In large bowl cream together:
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar

add one egg
beat one minute

one cup milk
1/2 cup chopped nuts
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beat in flour mixture alternately with one cup milk (four first and last)
fold in 2 cups cut up rhubarb (1/2 inch slices)and 1/2 cup coursely chopped walnuts.

place in greased 13 x 9 inch pan
top with mixture of 1/2 cup sugar + 2 tsp. cinnamon

bake 30 minutes at 400 degrees and 5 minutes more at 375

She adds "All ovens are not the same so use good judgement."

***I substituted Smart Balance for the shortening and only used 1 cup sugar.***
***Still came soooo good***

It is delicious!!!
I made two batches!These two went in the freezer for next week when Dad visits.Here they are...fresh out of the oven! Son, Jason, is going to LOVE it!
If there's any left by the time I can get to his apt.!
~Thank you, Linda...and Linda's Mom~
This will be a favorite all year long!
(I'm freezing all the extra rhubarb I can!)

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Sandy said...

Mmm...sounds delicious. I'm going to have to try to grow some rhubarb next summer! My grandmother used to make a marvelous apple-rhubarb pie. I wish I had her recipe.


KB said...

Yum. Looks delicious.

Wanda said...

I've never heard of rhubarb cake...will try.

Diana said...

It makes me wish that I had some rhubarb Maria! I do like it. And the cake looks very Moist!

Maria said...

Good morning! I had never heard of rhubarb cake before... and was so happy to try something new with all of our rhubarb! We must have almost twenty thriving plants. The leaves are like elephant ears so you can imagine!
Almost everyone in the family loves rhubarb dumplings and rhubarb crisp (even yummier with strawberries added) ...
...but I've never made a cake! It's so delicious, Chris and I nearly ate 1/4 of it last night!
*I'll bet you could substitute apples for the rhubarb!
***I substituted Smart Balance for the shortening and only used 1 cup sugar.***
I use SB & less sugar for cholesterol still came soooo good!

Thanks so much Linda for the great recipe...

Linda said...

Isn't it good Maria? You did a wonderful job. It looks just exactly like Mom's!! I'm going to send her the link to your post and hope she can figure out how to see it. She will be delighted.

Wanda said...

Oh this looks so good! Years ago when I was in Biola college I worked at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA and they served rhubarb and that is the first time I had tasted it....since then I have been a fan.
Thanks for the recipe...will add it to my "goodies" box.
LOL:Wanda from Brushstrokes

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Wow lovely recipe !! The cake is looking so delicious..Thanks..Unseen Rajasthan

Barb said...

Hi Maria - I like rhubarb, I like dessert, I like easy recipes! I'm making a copy of the recipe for my files - yours looks yummy.

Naturegirl said...

YUMMO!! I'vehad rhubard pie but not cake..worth a try!

Amanda said...

looks delicious if you don't count the fact that I hate rhubarb hehe =)

Maria said...

Amanda! I was thinking of you when we tried the cake... I'll be you'll LOVE it too... if not, I'd try another juicy fruit like peaches or pears... Apples would be okay too... oh really...any fruit! It's a fabulous 'starter' recipe and sooooo easy!