Granny's Rhubarb Cake

If you love rhubarb, you'll love this cake.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 cake


  • 4 cups diced rhubarb

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar, or to taste

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Spread rhubarb out into the bottom of a cake pan; sprinkle 1/4 cup white sugar over the top.

  3. Beat brown sugar, sour cream, butter, egg, and vanilla extract together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add flour and baking soda; mix until batter is just combined. Pour batter over rhubarb; top with 1 tablespoon white sugar and nutmeg.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

309 Calories
13g Fat
46g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 309
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 206mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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