Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix together rhubarb and 1/2 cup sugar.
  3. Set aside. Cream shortening, remaining 1/2 cup sugar and brown sugar.
  4. Add egg and then stir in baking soda, salt, cinnamon and flour.
  5. Stir in vanilla, then rhubarb mixture. Place batter in a greased and floured 13x9" baking pan and bake for 40-45 minutes.
  6. Let cool, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and cut into 2" squares.
  7. Nancy {:-).
Most Helpful

Easy to make and absolutely delicious. A perfect combination of moist, sweet and tart tastes. This will certainly be a recipe that we will use often.

Mike in NC October 07, 2001

Really good! I had no idea what it would be like. It's not fluffy or thick like cake. It's kind of like a cookie bar, or it is kind of like a thin brownie consistancy with a cruncy top. Quite sweet; you can taste the sugar and brown sugar. Easy to cut into squares. So easy to make. The sweetness balances out the rhubarb. Something different to try.

Lisa P. June 12, 2002

This was a really terrific recipe and a big hit with my family. It fills the house with a delicious scent and certainly makes wonderful use of the fresh rhubarb in my garden. This is a nice dessert but I can see that it would be lovely with morning coffee too. Thanks for a great receipe!

Bet July 05, 2002