This is an 'any time of day' cake that my mom used to make. Good warm or cold, this cake is incredibly moist inside, while the surface has a tiny bit of crisp from the sugar granules. Tangy rhubarb and sour cream are offset by the sweet cake and sugar sprinkle. It is DE-lish!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Whisk flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl. Beat butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a separate large bowl until smooth, and stir in sour cream, egg, and vanilla extract, mixing well. Stir flour mixture into sour cream mixture just until incorporated; pour batter into prepared baking dish. Spread rhubarb over batter. Mix white sugar with cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the rhubarb.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 35 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

264 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 35.2g 11% DV; fat 12.3g 19% DV; cholesterol 44.3mg 15% DV; sodium 219.8mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2012
I used vanilla yogurt and some lime juice in place of the sour cream. I also added cinnamon and vanilla in the cake and subbed half whole wheat flour for the white. I baked it in a 10 inch round pan since a previoud reviewer said the stated pan was too big. The 10 inch was a bit too small the cake ended up being really tall. Next time I'll try the stated pan. We will definately make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2012
Loved how simple this recipe was to make but disappointed in the cake portion. I made this exactly as written but I think the bake time is about 10 minutes too long for a 13 x 9 pan. I was busy and didn't check the cake as it was baking so it baked the 45 minutes. I most definitely will try this again (and update my results) but I think it would have been done at about the 35 minute mark. The batter is very thick when you put it in the pan and is a thin layer. Next time I'm going to bake in an 11 x 7 pan. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2012
Loved how simple this recipe was to make but disappointed in the cake portion. I made this exactly as written but I think the bake time is about 10 minutes too long for a 13 x 9 pan. I was busy and didn't check the cake as it was baking so it baked the 45 minutes. I most definitely will try this again (and update my results) but I think it would have been done at about the 35 minute mark. The batter is very thick when you put it in the pan and is a thin layer. Next time I'm going to bake in an 11 x 7 pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2012
I used vanilla yogurt and some lime juice in place of the sour cream. I also added cinnamon and vanilla in the cake and subbed half whole wheat flour for the white. I baked it in a 10 inch round pan since a previoud reviewer said the stated pan was too big. The 10 inch was a bit too small the cake ended up being really tall. Next time I'll try the stated pan. We will definately make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2013
Batter was very thick, needed to be spread in the pan. I worried there was something wrong, but the cake turned out tasty. I used a 9x13, and felt this was right. I used 3 cups of rhubarb, and would make it again this way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2012
I loved it!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2019
Three cups of rhubarb, 3/4 cup chopped walnuts over the rhubarb and baked 35 minutes and this is absolutely delicious. Definitely a keeper in the recipe box. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2013
The recipe was delicious. I added 3 cups rhubarb and about 1/3 cup chocolate chips. I also baked it for only 35 minutes and it was perfectly done. Great dessert for all times of the day! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2013
It turned out very good nice and moist Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2017
EXCELLENT! Hubby loved it. Added a bit more cinnamon than called for (we love cinnamon) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2019
I used yogurt in place of the sour cream and increased the cinnamon to 1 teaspoon. It baked 35 minutes. I shared it with a group of friends and we all enjoyed it but agreed next time to try increasing the rhubarb to 3 cups. I did mix a spoonful of the sugar mixture in the rhubarb and then put the rest on top.I also might mix some of the rhubarb in the batter. Read More