Old Fashioned Rhubarb Pudding Cake


  • 4 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
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  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large saucepan, combine rhubarb and 1 cup sugar. Cook over medium heat for 12 -15 minutes or until rhubarb is tender. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, cream shortening and remaining sugar; beat in egg and vanilla.combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat just until combined.

Pour into a greased 9 inch square baking dish. Pour the rhubarb mixture over the batter.

Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

By Robin from Washington, IA

May 24, 20070 found this helpful

When you describe this as a pudding cake - do you mean that it is pudding-like on the bottom, cake-like on top? I love rhubarb and will have to give this a try.

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June 1, 20070 found this helpful

sounds good can't wait to try it

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