Rhubarb is one of the first things I am able to harvest from my garden. I love rhubarb and am always looking for new ways to cook it. This recipe is an old standby. Recently I was asked to bring a dessert to a ladies luncheon and this was what I chose.

Old Fashioned Rhubarb Cake

½ cup butter
1 ¼ cups sugar, divided
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 cups chopped rhubarb
½ tsp cinnamon

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and 1 cup of sugar. Add the egg and beat well. Combine buttermilk and vanilla; set aside. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add the buttermilk-vanilla mixture and the flour mixture to the butter, sugar and egg. Fold in chopped rhubarb.

Chopped Rhubarb

Chopped Rhubarb

Spread in a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. Combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the batter. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until the cake tests done. Serves 12

Perfect for your next gathering.

Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb Cake

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