Saturday, March 28, 2009

Rhubarb Crumb Cake


At our library I found a series of cookbooks by Edna Staebler: Cakes and Frostings with Schmecks Appeal. There are 12 cookbooks in this series. Rhubarb is my favorite fruit so when I saw this recipe and decided to try it. It was so worth the try. Moist with a hint of rhubarb and the crunch of the topping. I will be making this one again when the rhubarb is ready. Frozen was used for this cake.

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, (she called for shortening)
1 egg
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract or almond extract (used almond extract)
2 cups unbleached flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 or 3 cups diced rhubarb

Topping:
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped nuts ( used slivered almonds)

Directions:

In your stand mixer cream sugars and butter (shortening) until creamy. Beat in egg. Add sour cream and almond extract. Combine until just mixed.
In small bowl combine flour, baking soda and baking powder with a whisk.
Add flour mixture to creamed mixture and blend until just mixed.
Take off mixer and fold in rhubarb
Pour into 9" X 9" baking pan.
Sprinkle topping to top of cake.
Bake 350ยบ for 35 to 40 minutes, or until tootpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If you are using frozen rhubarb bake 15 minutes longer.

Server warm.

6 comments:

Rosanne said...

I love rhubarb cake!

Hendria said...

Rosanne...I think rhubarb is not used enough. thanks for the comment... :)

Elyse said...

Mmm, Hendria, this crumb cake looks fabulous!! So glad that I'm following your blog now so that I can keep up with all of your yummy treats!

Abby said...

Rhubarb! I've been waiting for it to show up in the farmers market. Soon I'm sure!

Looks great - the color is always so pretty.

Katy said...

Yummmm, rhubarb!

What a charming blog you have.

Hendria said...

Elyse....this recipe is so good..I hope you try it and like it as well... :)

Abby...It should be out soon mine is coming up now..so a few more weeks..

Katy....Rhubarb is a wonderful fruit... :)

Thank you everyone for your comments... :)

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