I’m so excited that Rhubarb season arrives. It means that I have the perfect excuse to make Mom’s Rhubarb Cake! If you love coffee cakes this recipe will be one of your favoritesMy Dad had an amazing garden when I was growing up. We had tomatoes, peppers, beans – you name it he grew it. One of my Mom’s favorites was the Rhubarb. He had a whole row of Rhubarb plants that were perennial and would come up every year. Mom tried every Rhubarb recipe she could get her hands on to make a dent in the supply. This was my favorite.Once I had a home of my own I always had to have a little patch of garden. A Rhubarb plant was always in it so I can make this cake. It’s the best with coffee for breakfast but it makes a great teatime treat as well.
I pulled the recipe out of the box when the first of the Rhubarb was harvested and I will have it year round (I’ve learned to freeze the Rhubarb in packages so I can pull it out for this cake).If you love coffee cakes this is the recipe for you. It’s easy to pull together and everyone loves it. I see now why Mom made it a few times a week. It was always her secret indulgence. I called her this week and we reminisced about the old times. She loves this cake as much as I do. We joked about the fact that we would hide it from the boys just so we could have some but secretly admitted we ate just as much of it as they did. It is addictive – beware it will disappear before you know it.
- 1 ½ Cup Brown Sugar
- ½ cup Shortening or Butter
- 1 Egg
- 1 Cup of Buttermilk
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Soda
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 2 cups of Flour
- 1 ½ Cup Rhubarb Stalks, cut into ½” pieces
- ¼ to ½ Cup White Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the sugar with the shortening or butter, add the next 6 ingredients and mix well. Stir in the rhubarb and pour into a greased 9x12 pan.
- Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle evenly over the cake batter. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes.
Love the story as well as your rhubarb cake, Monica! I can’t wait to try it!
I love rhubarb pie but never had it in cake. I must make this soon!
What a great summer dessert! This looks delicious!
We really need to plant some rhubarb! My husband loves it and I am loving the idea of this cake!
My mom made rhubarb cake, too! I need to dig up her recipe!!! Yours looks fabulous!
Mom’s handwriting. So familiar to us. Really smiled when I saw that picture. I have so much rhubarb in my garden, I really must make this cake.
Love this. I love rhubarb and especially when it’s baked in something as delicious as this!
Rhubarb is just delightful and this cake looks fab! I’d love it for breakfast. Very cool that you grow rhubarb too.
Well rhubarb season is almost done so will have to scurry around to find some and make these
Please come over…I still have plenty to share!
Oh, I adore rhubarb and haven’t met a rhubarb dish that I don’t like. But rhubarb coffee cake sounds amazing. Thanks to you and your mom for sharing the recipe. Can’t wait to give it a try.
I hope you like it!!!!
What a wonderful cake. I have fond memories of rhubarb “pudding” that my German grandmother used to make. I just loved it. I will have to give this try. I am sure I will love it.
I love family recipes like this one. I had NO idea that rhubarb leaves are poisonous. Thanks so much for that tip, too!!
YUM! Definitely need this right now!
Well I have never tried this rhubarb cake recipe but this time I will definitely try this at home.