Luscious Rhubarb Sponge Dessert

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Total Time
1hr 10mins
30 mins
40 mins

I am always on the lookout for Rhubarb recipes as it's plentiful in my garden. So one day, upon waiting in the doctor's office, I stumbled upon this one in a magazine. Without having anything to write on, I promply stood up, ripped off a length of paper towel and borrowed one of the doctor's pens to jot it down. Both the doctor and I agreed to make this recipe for our family.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375. Butter 11 x 7 x 2 baking dish.
  2. Place rhubarb slices in an even layer. Scatter the brown sugar and 2 tablespoons water overtop of rhubarb slices.
  3. Mix sugar into flour and baking powder mixture.
  4. Add butter and beat for about 3 minutes.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  6. Alternate adding milk in 2 additions and fold in flour in 3 additions.
  7. Blend slightly after each addition and pour batter over the rhubarb slices. Smooth over the top.
  8. Bake about 40 minutes at 375 until the top is golden brown.
  9. Cool 30 minutes and serve with a nice dollop of whipping cream.