Luscious Rhubarb Sponge Dessert

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by DiLo4602

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.

Top Review by Wendy1515

This was a good dessert. I would use more rhubard next time, most likely double. The sugar and water made a nice sauce with the rhubarb, we would just have liked a little more of it. I think if you use more rhubarb, that would do the trick! Thanks for submitting this recipe. I have a large rhubarb patch and always enjoy new recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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