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Easy Recipe for Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Updated on June 5, 2015
Original Rhubarb Cake Recipe Card
Original Rhubarb Cake Recipe Card | Source
My Rhubarb Plant
My Rhubarb Plant | Source

Rhubarb - What do I do with it?

Rhubarb is not a common favorite for most people. Including me.

There are very few ways that I will eat rhubarb, and Rhubarb Cake is one of them.

The only other way I eat rhubarb is raw, when I am cutting it up for Rhubarb Cake. There is just something about that sour, crunchy, summer snack that appeals to me.

My son likes rhubarb sauce. I've eaten it, and I think it's best on top of ice cream, but I'm really not that partial to it.

Cast your vote for Rhubarb Cake

The Best Rhubarb Cake

This cake is a wonderful addition to the kitchen for family snacking.

The sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on top makes this an excellent coffee cake. It would be a great snack to bring to a bridle shower or a baby shower.

The rhubarb taste is very mild and very enjoyable. Amaze people who 'hate' rhubarb with this tasty cake!

Remove the Leaves from the Rhubarb
Remove the Leaves from the Rhubarb | Source

Slicing Rhubarb

When you are slicing your rhubarb, you will notice that it has 'strings' attached to it, similar to celery.

Just keep thinly slicing your rhubarb, once finished, peel the 'strings' off and separate into your measuring cup.

Picking Rhubarb

When picking your rhubarb, find stalks that are deep red in color and at least 1 inch thick.

Slice the rhubarb as close to the bottom of stalk as possible.

Trim the leaves off (these are poisonous) and then rinse under cold water.

Dry with clean towel.

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Thinly Slice the Rhubarb
Thinly Slice the Rhubarb | Source
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 9" x 9" pan of the best rhubarb cake
  • 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1/2 Cup Shortening, or margerine
  • 1 Cup Sour Milk, 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice plus Milk to equal 1 cup
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Rhubarb, Thinly Sliced
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  1. Mix the brown sugar and shortening together until smooth. Make the sour milk (put a teaspoon of lemon juice in measuring cup and fill with milk to the 1 cup mark. Let sit 2 minutes. Add to brown sugar mixture.
  2. Mix in the vanilla, soda, salt and egg. Mix in the Rhubarb. Mix in the flour. Pour into a greased 9" x 9" pan.
  3. Mix the 1/2 cup of sugar with the 1 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle across the top of the cake. Swirl with knife if desired.
  4. Bake for 1 hour at 350 Fahrenheit (175 Celsius)
Measure thinly sliced rhubarb to 1/2 cup (about 3 stalks)
Measure thinly sliced rhubarb to 1/2 cup (about 3 stalks) | Source
Mix the ingredients in order
Mix the ingredients in order | Source
Add the Rhubarb - the batter will be fizzy due to the soda.
Add the Rhubarb - the batter will be fizzy due to the soda. | Source
Mix in the flour.
Mix in the flour. | Source
Pour into your pan.
Pour into your pan. | Source
Mix the sugar and cinnamon together.
Mix the sugar and cinnamon together. | Source
Sprinkle on batter in pan.
Sprinkle on batter in pan. | Source
Swirl top with butter knife if desired.
Swirl top with butter knife if desired. | Source
Bake for 1 hour at 350 Fahrenheit  (175 Celsius)  Let it cool for
Bake for 1 hour at 350 Fahrenheit (175 Celsius) Let it cool for | Source
Cut a slice of warm Rhubarb Cake and Enjoy!
Cut a slice of warm Rhubarb Cake and Enjoy! | Source
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/12
Calories 23
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Carbohydrates 4 g1%
Sugar 3 g
Sodium 11 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Rhubarb is Good for You!

  • Rhubarb is 95% water and contains a fair source of potassium, contributes minor amounts of vitamins, and is low in sodium.
  • Rhubarb's crisp sour stalks are rich in vitamin C, dietary fiber and calcium. The calcium is combined with Oxalic Acid, which makes it harder for the body to absorb it.
  • Rhubarb is somewhat acidic (pH 3.1-3.2) but in most recipes this is normally offset by sugar.
  • One cup diced Rhubarb contains about 26 calories.

Slice of the Best Rhubarb Cake
Slice of the Best Rhubarb Cake | Source

Freeze Rhubarb to Use All Year Long

Inconsequential Rhubarb Nonsense

Rhubarb when raw is so tough

And its leaves contain poisonous stuff,

But when cleaned and de-soiled

Dipped in sugar and boiled

Then the stalks are quite tasty enough.

By: Peter W


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