Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lunar Strawberry/Rhubarb Cake

So, you have a rhubarb plant and you don't know what to make with it? Try this sinfully delicious cake! You can make it with fresh or frozen rhubarb or strawberries or any combination of the two. I've tried many combinations and it is always great.
Lunar Rhubarb/Strawberry Cake Recipe

Mix:      1/2 cup softened butter
              1 cup white sugar
Beat in:  1 egg
              1 tsp. vanilla
In a second bowl combine:
               2 cups flour
               1 tsp. baking soda
               1/2 tsp. salt
Add the dry ingredients to the first mixture alternately with:
               1 cup buttermilk (or 1 Tbsp lemon juice and enough milk to make 1 cup)
Now toss 2 1/2 cups of fruit (diced rhubarb or cut strawberries or a combination of both) in:
                1/2 cup sugar
                1 Tbsp. flour
Mix the fruit gently into the batter. Spoon into a greased 9"x13" cake pan.

Use a pastry blender to combine:
                2 tsp cinnamon
                1/2 cup brown sugar
                1/4 cup butter
Scatter this with your fingertips over cake.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve warm and watch it disappear!

By the way, I think this came from the newspaper. The recipe explained that it is called "Lunar" cake because of the craters that the pieces of rhubarb form in it.

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