Friday, May 23, 2008

Rhubarb Cake

Last weekend we went to visit family (more on that later) and brought back a ton of rhubarb from Todd's parent's garden. It was literally taking up the whole refrigerator, so I decided it was time to cut up the rhubarb last night. Two hours and 13 cups of rhubarb later, I tried my hand at my first rhubarb recipe ever - rhubarb cake. I did some research online and found a recipe that had a lot of good reviews. The cake turned out pretty well. The flavor is perfect - not too sweet and not to sour. It was a lot like a cobbler when I first took it out of the oven, but once it cooled overnight it was very much like a cake. It is best served with ice cream! Next up is rhubarb bread. I'll also freeze some to use later. Heck, I doubt anyone could use up 13 cups of rhubarb at once!

(As a side note, I don't recommend cutting up 13 cups of rhubarb in one evening. My wrist is still sore and I probably now have carpal tunnel syndrome.)


Anonymous said...

Interesting! I've never heard of rhubarb!

Nikki said...

You should make strawberry-rhubard pie. That's what my mom always made with our rhubarb! :)