Saturday, May 30, 2009

this is a great rhubarb cake

made this a couple of weeks ago (we've got rhubarb coming out of our ears after acquiring a second plant from our neighbor) and have been meaning to post it for your eating pleasure.

rhubarb cake

1/2 C butter
1-1/2 C sugar (would advise 2C if you're using organic sugar)
2 eggs
1 C buttermilk* 
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2-1/2 C flour
3 C rhubarb, diced

mix together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Add baking powder & salt to the flour, mix in, alternating with buttermilk. pour into a cake pan (9x13 is good).

here's where it get really good:

1 C brown sugar
1/2 C chopped walnuts or pecans

i left the nuts out of the topping b/c sabin doesn't like them--which mean we put just brown sugar on--it sinks into the dough a little ways and comes out fabulous!

go, make this cake NOW, NOW, NOW!

*i actually used sour buttermilk because that's the kind of thing i find lurking in my refrigerator--it was great!


Extranjera said...

Man. Now I need to go find some rhubarb and the only thing I find growing hereabouts is that suspicious something under the bed discarded by the tenant.

I need to find some rhubarb, and then learn how to bake.

Monica said...

I'd like you to post a picture of the rhubarb cake. Please set the standard for what it should look like.

I also find picture menus helpful when I'm in a restaurant. Nice, also, if I can just point and grunt.

julochka said...

sadly, it was eaten before i could photograph it. if i make it again tomorrow, i'll add a pic. :-)

i have a different rhubarb picture i could post for you. :-)