Happy Friday, ya’ all!

I’m off for an overnight visit to see (and babysit) my grandson, but I just HAD to share this SUPER yummy recipe with you before I go!

As I mentioned last week, we’ve had a bumper crop of rhubarb this spring, even though it had a very traumatic beginning!!!

Since I hate to let anything in my garden go to waste (especially when it struggled so hard), I’ve been picking the rhubarb as fast as it grows!

So far I’ve made several batches of jam, a few crisps, and pie-but the other day I decided to try a new recipe that I found in one of my church cook books.

When I first read this recipe through, I have to admit I thought it would be far too sweet!!

Yes, even as tart as rhubarb is, some recipes try and overcompensate for that, by adding WAY to much sugar.

Truth is, I like the tartness of rhubarb. 

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But because I knew the author of the recipe (that DOES make a difference), I decided to try it, and worst case scenario, I give it to mom, because she LOVES anything sweet!

So how did it turn out?

Well…let’s just say mom won’t be getting THIS cake. 

Okay-maybe a piece, but hubby and I have dibs on the rest!

Here is the recipe!  I hope you enjoy!

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cake
Yields 24
A moist shortbread like cake with tart rhubarb and a hint of sweet strawberries.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  3. 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1/4 brown sugar
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 egg (beaten)
  7. 3/4 cup milk
  8. 6 cups rhubarb (diced)
  9. 1 3 oz package strawberry jello
Topping
  1. 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  2. 6 Tablespoons butter
  3. 1/2 cup flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, butter, baking powder, brown sugar, and salt. Crumble together using pastry blender. Add egg and milk. Combine well. (Dough will be sticky) Spread into a greased 9x13 pan. Pour rhubarb over crust. Spread evenly. Sprinkle with strawberry jello.
  2. Combine topping ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Sprinkle over top. Bake for 45 minutes.
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 Hubby and I will be taking the next four days off to finish up some projects, and spend some quality time with our family!

Wishing you all an amazing holiday weekend-and a blessed Memorial Day!

Blessings and hugs,

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