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Rhubarb Sugar Cake

Rhubarb has that bitter sweet desire early in the gardening season. I have tried many recipes and all are delicious but this Rhubarb Sugar Cake has to be my favourite. It’s moist, sweet with a hint of tart; topped with brown sugar, it’s the perfect coffee cake to nibble on.

Rhubarb Sugar Cake

Rhubarb Sugar Cake – Rhubarb Tips

Once planted, Rhubarb returns annually; lush and plentiful, it seems to do very well here on our farm. It’s the first thing ready and goes to seed in a few weeks but here are a few tips to remember:

  • Use the newer stalks, found near the centre of the plant, to pull for use. The bigger stalks don’t taste as nice and can almost have a woody flavour to them.
  • The leaves are not edible; in fact, they are poisonous if consumed. The Rhubarb stalks are edible and quite nutritious.
  • You can usually find rhubarb at the grocer, if you do not grow your own.
  • You can freeze rhubarb to have handy for your next rhubarb cake or crisp.

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Rhubarb Sugar Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2½ cups finely chopped rhubarb
  • Topping...
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup coconut (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar, add egg and mix well.
  3. Add vinegar to milk and stir; add to the creamed mixture.
  4. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  5. Pour into a greased 9" x13" pan.
  6. Mix the topping ingredients and sprinkle evenly over the cake batter.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes or until browned and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.


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