Mennonite Girls Can Cook is a collection of recipes which were posted daily for a period of ten years from 2008 to 2018. We have over 3,000 delicious recipes that we invite you to try. The recipes can be accessed in our recipe file by category or you can use the search engine.

Recipe Search

Rhubarb Cake

To me there is something about a simple rhubarb cake that just says home to me.
Give me delicious moist cake with a good cup of coffee and fellowship anyday. You don't need to spend hours in the kitchen to come up with a tasty dessert.

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream or greek yogurt (I used yogurt)
  • 3 cups diced rhubarb
Crumb Topping:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter or hard margarine
  • 1 tablespoon milk or cream (optional)

  1. Whisk together in a large bowl the first four ingredients.
  2. Add in Rhubarb and make sure all the rhubarb gets covered in the flour mixture. (It helps the rhubarb from settling at the bottom of the cake).
  3. Beat the eggs and sour cream or yogurt together. 
  4. Fold the sour cream mixture into the flour mixture until all the flour is incorporated. This is a very thick mixture. 
  5. Pour the cake into a greased and floured 9 x13 pan. 
  6. For the crumbs, mix the flour and sugar together. With a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour until you get large crumbs. (adding the milk or cream helps hold the crumbs together, but that is optional.) Sprinkle on top of the cake. 
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 45 minutes or until the center is done. Test it with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, it is done. 


  1. Yum! Yum! Yum! I am craving rhubarb. I must look for it the next time I go to the grocery. Thank you!

  2. Just curious-could I use frozen rhubarb for this recipe, Thank you!

  3. I have never had rhubarb cake but I absolutely love it in pie or cobbler...especially when you add strawberries! Thanks for sharing your looks delish!


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.