Recipe of the Month: Rhubarb Cake
From the kitchen of Robin Miner-Swartz, Lansing
3-4 cups rhubarb, cut into small chunks
2 cups sugar, divided
¾ cup butter, softened
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
2½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
For the topping:
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Pour ½ cup sugar over the rhubarb and let stand. Cream butter and 1½ cups sugar; add beaten egg and vanilla. Sift together flour and baking soda, and then add it to the to creamed mixture, alternating with buttermilk, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
Drain liquid from rhubarb. Fold rhubarb into cake batter. Spread in a greased 9×13 pan.
In a separate bowl, combine topping ingredients; sprinkle topping evenly over cake before baking.
Bake for 45-50 minutes. Use a toothpick to test for doneness at the 40-minute mark. At 50 minutes, the center might not be completely dry, but it should be fine to remove it from the oven.
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