This rhubarb cake is HANDS DOWN my favorite way to use rhubarb. Last summer I was given a whole big bunch of it, and asked my followers on facebook if they had any good tried and true recipes for rhubarb. One reader, April H., shared her recipe for this rhubarb cake. I made it on the spot, but we ate it so fast that I never took any photos. So, this summer when my Mother in Law brought me some, I knew right away what I was making!
I have to tell you that even if you are not a huge fan of rhubarb, or a huge fan of coconut, this recipe will make you a believer. The cake is just amazing. I swear I could just eat the batter with a spoon!! It’s a super buttery cake, with some chopped rhubarb folded in. The topping is a wonderful spiced crumb topping made of coconut, sugar and lots of cinnamon. I actually read and re-read the amount, 1/4 cup of cinnamon?! That seemed like A LOT, but trust me, it’s amazing.
I personally think that this tastes like a really good quality coffee cake. Maybe it’s just because I eat it for breakfast and that makes me feel better?
- For the CAKE:
- 1 1/2 c. Brown sugar
- 1/2 c. Butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 c. Milk
- 2 c. Flour; sifted
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 c. Rhubarb, chopped in small pieces
- For the TOPPING:
- 1/2 c. Sugar
- 1/4 c. Cinnamon
- 1 c. Coconut (I did a little bit more)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a flour a 9x13 baking dish.
Combine topping ingredients and set aside.
Cream together sugar and butter, add eggs and beat till creamy.
Sift flour and dry ingredients together, add alternately with milk; add vanilla.
Fold in chopped rhubarb.
Pour into prepared dish and sprinkle with topping.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 53mg Sodium: 354mg Carbohydrates: 54g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 33g Protein: 5g
I love cakes with fresh fruits folded in. If you do, too, you might want to also take a peek at these: