Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I thought I'd share this recipe with you - it's rhubarb season and I'm so happy ours is finally producing!
I sent almost half the cake home with our son yesterday so ours is almost gone but hopefully when I get back from PA there will be larger stalks for me to pull and make another one.
Rhubarb Cake
This is a heavy moist cake and just delicious!

Oven 350
9 x 13 cake pan

2-1/2 cups rhubarb - cut into ½ inch cubes
1/2 cup sugar
Mix this sugar with the rhubarb - let sit while mixing cake
1/2 cup margarine or butter - soft
1-1/2 cups sugar
Cream these two together till creamy
3 eggs - add this to the creamed mixture

Now add
2 cups flour
1 teasp. Vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teasp. baking soda
1/2 teasp. baking powder
Dash of salt

Mix all together as you would any other cake, beat about 2 minutes
Add rhubarb - fold into cake batter
Put in buttered/floured cake pan
Sprinkle top with cinnamon and sugar
Bake 40 minutes (insert knife in center - if it comes out clean it’s done)
Serve with whip cream, cool whip or ice cream

I have used apples cut up in place of the rhubarb and it’s just as delicious.
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This week I had a request for 'Just Pennies' on a table mat so this is what I came up with and she approved it and loved it! I'm happy!
So now I have put it on my site as of today. It measures 14" square and had alternating Penny stacks of Black, Bronze and Brick Red.


  1. How did you know that I needed a recipe for Rhubarb? I have some growing in our garden and I need to harvest it this weekend and NOW I have a recipe..Thank you. SO you are coming to PA?...Have fun! Some of the gals from Prim Mart are planning on stopping by my shop on Friday Morning...wish I could meet all of you in Lancaster for a day of shopping..but I need to be in the shop..HAVE FUN! I am jealous! I look forward to hearing all about the convention..have fun! You are going to love these gals...especially Teresa and Ree, tell them I said HI

  2. Karen ~
    That cake sounds delish & I will definitely try it. I love, love that new penny rug. Wonderful as always.

  3. That rhubarb recipe sounds really yummy! I'm going over to my folks tomorrow to pick some! Thanks, Dawn

  4. I love the simplicity of that penny rug Karen. Perfectly colonial!

    OH YUM on that cake. I am printing out that recipe!

    Have a great trip! hugs, Linda

  5. LOVE that penny rug, Karen!!! That cake sounds YUMMY. thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Wish I didn't have my kitchen all torn apart I'd invite ya for a stop/over on your way through PA! :)
    Trust me...ya wouldn't wanna stop now...heck, i don't wanna be here now, my own self! LOL!


  6. I have never had rhubarb! But that looks and sounds simply delish!
    You penny mat looks fantastic...I am heading over to take a look at more!
    Have a great Wednesday!

  7. Karen...thank you for the rhubarb recipe! It looks soooo yummy! My Mom always used to make rhubarb crisp for us kids....she still makes it for my Dad...I haven't had that in so long. You have me craving! :) And your new penny rug is just beautiful! Your work is amazing! Have a wonderful evening. Take care. ~Sarah~

  8. That recipe sounds heavenly!

    Your coming to my area..??!! Have a good time..! I'll be in the Lititz Park on Sunday afternoon with friends from High School...Small Pavilion towards the back of park if your in the area..!!:))

  9. Karen, I've never had rhubarb either, but I may just have to find some and try it. Thanks for the recipe!

    I love the new penny rug~~~I have lots of places to use one like this. Perfect to use under a lamp!!Off to peek at your site!


  10. oh that recipe sonds delicious!...I absolutely love the new penny mat...but then again...I love EVERYTHING you make!

  11. Karen,
    Thanks for the recipe. It sounds really good. When I was a kid I use to take raw rhubarb dip it in sugar and eat it. Wow, it make's my mouth draw up and water just thinking about it. I don't do that anymore but I still like it cooked.
    Your penny rug looks great. Love the colors.
    Have a great evening.

  12. That recipe sounds wonderful, Karen! And I love, love, love that penny mat! I love the colors in it!

    Have a great evening,

  13. Karen,

    If I can get my hands on Rhubarb I'll make that cake. It looks yummy! I love the new penny too.


  14. Karen, that cake looks delish! My MIL used to make the best rhubarb cake. I'll have to try your recipe. DH loves it. I love your new penny mat. Have a great time in PA. Wish I was going with you.

  15. MY DH loves rhubarb! Thanks for the recipe. I never quite know what to do with it other than stewed and pie..... I feel like I've missed a ton on blog land and could never get all caught up.! Home is a good place to be......Hope you have an enjoyable time in PA. The table mat that was just pennies was very nice. You do beautiful work!!!♥

  16. Hi Karen,
    That cake looks delicious and I love the new table mat! Have a fun trip!

  17. That penny rug is adorable! Thanks for the great recipe too.....have a great day now!

  18. Love the penny mat...very colonial:)

    I've never tasted rhurbarb, at least I don't think It does look good though!

    Have fun in Lancaster...sure wish I could be there to greet you:)

  19. I love that new penny mat. It's gorgeous!


  20. Love the penny rug! It's so simple and so perfect! Love it!

    The Cake looks yummy, too!

    Have a wonderful day :)


  21. I forgot to tell you in my comment on the last post how much I love that penny rug. I am just learning about all of this stuff. It is goreous.

  22. I am always wanting to try new things and since I have never tried rhubarb then that might be something I try. It sounds yummy!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    As for that penny is beautiful and you did a wonderful job on it.

  23. Karen...I don't think I have ever had rhubarb cake. I always make a pie. Sounds wonderful! Nice prim penny rug, too.


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