Special Rhubarb Cake

Special Rhubarb Cake

"A rich vanilla sauce is served with this tender cake from Biena Schlabach of Millersburg, Ohio. 'The women at church made it for my 84th birthday,' she says."
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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating just until moistened. Fold in the rhubarb. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking dish.
  2. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For sauce, melt butter in a saucepan. Add sugar and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Serve with cake.

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This cake was incredibly awesome! It's so moist. I did use 4 cups of rhubarb as others suggested and it was just the right amount. I was worried about the crumb topping because it wasn't very c...

Most helpful critical review

It was very good but the center didn't cook all the way in the 9 by 9 pan. Maybe it would work better in 9 by 13?

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This cake was incredibly awesome! It's so moist. I did use 4 cups of rhubarb as others suggested and it was just the right amount. I was worried about the crumb topping because it wasn't very cr...

The cake is outstanding. I can't rate the vanilla sauce because I used strawberries with syrup as the accompaniment, but I can only imagine how wonderful the vanilla sauce would be with it. Th...

I thought this cake was amazing!!! Made a few substitutes, due to lack of specific ingredients & taste - will share the following: 1. substituted whole, plain yogurt for the buttermilk 2. Adde...

This is an excellent cake!! Next time I will use 3 cups of rhubarb for extra rhubarb flavor. I also added a pinch of nutmeg. The cake is moist and dense, just the way I like it. The vanilla sauc...

I rate this four stars only because I think it should have included a lot more rhubarb. I'm sure it would have been yummy with the vanilla sauce but what I did was use my leftover rhubarb and si...

I followed others recommendations and went with four cups of rhubarb, which definitely was a good choice. Also, instead of just serving the vanilla icing with the cake, I poured it over the cak...

I think my husband just ate half this cake in a sitting! It's SO good! I didn't have 4 cups of rhubarb so I used 2 cups rhubarb and 2 cups strawberries. I added 1tsp of vanilla to the cake ba...

Quite good! I doubled the rhubarb as suggested and it seemed like a good amount. I also wish I would have gone with my gut and cut the sugar in the vanilla sauce because it was WAY too sweet -...

This was delicious! I took other reviewers' advice and used 4 cups rhubarb and brown sugar instead of white in the crumb topping. It turned out moist and delicious- I'll definitely be making thi...

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