12 Reviews

This is a great recipe, the people at work quite enjoyed it. I also made the cake with apples and added the usual accompanying spices. I also found the topping to be too wet so I used half the suggested amount of butter the second time around and I still found it a little too wet. But no matter how much butter you use, it still is a terrific recipe.

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Lawrence Davenport June 19, 2003

This is an old favorite and your recipe was very close to the one I got from a dear friend, too. Your recipe uses less sugar and buttermilk, rather than regular milk. My friend's recipe uses a topping of 1/3 cup MELTED butter and 2/3 cup WHITE sugar with the cinnamon. I made YOUR recipe, (but I did use melted butter in the topping and spread it over the batter) and I think it's better! Not sure why people think the topping should be s struesel or crumb topping - it's supposed to be a sugar crust...and it's DELICIOUS! Thanks, bert, for posting this recipe for me...Just one more great way to eat more rhubarb!

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Lise in Indiana April 21, 2010

This tasted good. The topping was the consistency of a handful of mud. I'll try the other topping or try it with chilled butter next time.

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4girls&adad April 06, 2009

Usually I try recipes "as is" before making any adjustments, but I wish I had made this the first time around using CountryLady's topping suggestion, or at least cutting down on the 1/2 C butter. It left the whole cake just WAY too buttery and greasy. It seems like a promising dessert; the batter was delicious (I know, you're not supposed to eat it at that stage)!

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ladyfingers May 09, 2007

Made this yesterday using the topping recommended by CountryLady. It was really, really good! I'll be making this one often.

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DebbieMDGourmet August 24, 2006

I made this exactly as directed & it was fabulous! I will definitely make it again & again. I would not change topping. I have over 450 cookbooks & have tried many rhubarb recipes; but this is one of the best.

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Super Cook June 06, 2006

Vera!! I loved this cake and so did my finance'.Made it on the weekend. Turned out perfect. Change 1 egg to 2 eggs, regular milk for butter milk. And 3 cups of rhubarb instead of 2 1/2.cups worked perfect. The topping is sooo good. It didn't last long, so I went out and got more rhubarb on Sunday. Chopped and froze it all for the winter to make this cake again. I loved this recipe. Thanks again Vera , well done. Jean Finley (Jeannie Bean)

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Jean Finley June 14, 2005

Brought this to work today for my manager's 10yr anniversary - everyone loved it. The only change I made was subbing fat free sour cream for the buttermilk, as that's what I happened to have on hand. I made a double recipe & put one batch of batter in a 13x9 (which I brought to work), the other batch I split into two 8x8's (I kept one & shared the other with my parents). It's a wonderfully moist cake and the flavor of the rhubarb is complimented nicely by the brown sugar/cinnamon topping. I enjoyed a piece with Cool Whip, and I would imagine it would be even more delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Thanks for posting a recipe I will be using again! -M :-)

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Mary Scheffert May 23, 2005

Thanx Bert, for a lovely cake. I followed CountryLady's advice and used the topping that she recommended in her review. The rhubarb is just coming out of the ground here and it reminded me that I had a bag from last spring still in the freezer. What a wonderful way of using it up. I will be using this recipe often. Thanks Rita.

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melsmom April 23, 2005

After reading the other comments about the topping, I decided to make my own. I combined 9 tbsps flour, 9 tbsps margarine, 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 3/4 cup rolled oats, 2 tsps cinnamon & 1/2 tsp nutmeg. The mixture was too moist to crumble - so I took small handfuls which I flattened & distributed over the cake. I served it with ice cream for dessert last night & it was so good that I gave my husband 2 pieces in his lunch today - the 2nd piece is for the 19 year old student that is working for him this summer!!

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CountryLady June 26, 2003
Vera's Rhubarb Cake