Rhubarb Taken To Local Market - Rhubarb Cake Recipe

Rhubarb cut ready for market - Fresh rhubarb that I cut early this morning and took to maket to sell.
United States
May 10, 2007 11:30am CST
I got up early this morning and went out to the garden to cut rhubarb for sale at the local market.I cut 49 pounds of rhubarb. I boxed it up in a banana box and took it to market. The 49 pounds did not even phase the first plot of rhubard that we have in our garden. We will give alot of our rhubarb away to family, neighbors and friends. We dont try to get rich off of the sale of it. It is a great way to raise some extra cash for gas and such. I am in the process of baking a rhubarb cake right now. It is so good and yet so easy to make. This particular recipe tastes like cake with homemade custard ontop. It is so good. My grandmoter used to make the best homemade custard and this cake tastes like her custard. This is just the best rhubarb cake that I have ever made. I love the custard taste. Rhubarb Cake 1 white cake mix 3 cups chopped rhubarb (sometimes I add more) 1 cup sugar 2 cups whipping cream (unwhipped) Make the cake mix according to the directions on the box. Pour into a 9 x 13 inch greased pan Arrange rhubarb on top of unbaked cake. I sorta push the rhubarb down just a bit. DO NOT STIR! Sprinke sugar evenly over rhubarb Pour unwhipped crem evenly over the rhubarb. DO NOT STIR Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes. The cream, sugar and rhubarb will for a custard layer When baked, let cool enough to put in frige. This will keep the custard layer cool. Serve when the custard layer is completely cold.
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16 responses
• United States
10 May 07
Wow. I didnt know you could take your extra garden items to the store to sell. That would be a great way to help offset the costs of growing a huge garden. Fresh food is getting so expensive now days. If more people could do this I think we could bring the costs down considerably. My Great Grandma had the best rubarb patch ever. It was tart but not bitter like some rubarb can be. She made a fantastic rubarb pie when we would come up to see her. I really miss it. She is getting very old and we had to get her into an assisted living home. It is great to have these memories. I think I will try your cake recipe and see how she likes it. Thank you.
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• United States
10 May 07
Is your Grandma still healthy? It is hard for them when they are used to raising a garden and then all the sudden they cant. I bet she would love this cake. I posted a rhubarb dumpling recipe too adn it iw wonderful with vanilla ice cream on it. Make a great desert
• United States
10 May 07
She is not well, she is old and her days are numbered. She is ready to go. She has a touch of dementia. We are just trying to make the last of her life as happy as possible, so any rubarb recipes that would bring back great memories for her would be fantastic.
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• United States
13 May 07
I am sorry that your Great Grandma is not well. I hope she likes the cake. We also make a mean Rhubarb dumpling. I have posted both recipes to mylot
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
10 May 07
This sounds really good.My husband loves rhubarb. when my daughter was little she would chew on raw rhubarb right out of the garden.I cant wait to move and have a garden again. Thanks for another great idea.
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• United States
10 May 07
This is so good. It tastes just like my Grandma's old fashioned custard. I think of her every time I make it. She has been gone since 1978 but will always be in our minds as long as we keep making this cake.
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• United States
13 May 07
LightningMD, I am so sorry that your Mom got hit by a car. That is just sad. I had a friend who lost her Mom and her Aunt. She almost lost her Dad too, He did loose one eye and several weeks in the hospital. They too were hit by a drunk driver. I hope you like the cark. I made two of them for our family picnic tonight and they were all eat. They love it.
• United States
10 May 07
I love rhurbarb. The stuff is so yummy. My husband loves it even more than I do. Although I don't have rhubarb ready to pick in my garden, I buy it from a local vendor when it comes in season. We usually get it when we pick strawberries in June. You are so lucky to be able to grow it for yourself. One day I hope to plant a couple of them in my back yard. The cake recipe you posted sounds wonderful. I do have some frozen rhubarb from last year (I wonder if it is still good). I will have to wait for this weather to cool down just a bit more before I even think about baking a cake. But, trust me, this will be the first one that I do!
@GardenGerty (102464)
• United States
11 May 07
I was just thinking about rhubarb, I never had it growing up. A year or so back, hubby got some from his Aunt, and he cooked it up, and somehow I ended up with several freezer boxes of rhubarb puree.I made rhubarb smoothies that summer, yummy! Chiller! Can you share anything about growing rhubarb. It is perennial, right?
• United States
11 May 07
Rhubarb is very easy to grow in West Virginia. I have heard many say that it wont grow down south. Yes, it does come up on its onw each year in the spring. When you harvest the rhubarb, you just cut it off at the bottom and the root is still in the ground. It will grow time and time again until the frost kills it in the fall. We do fertilize it once a year, in the spring about the time it begins to come up. just take you hand and make a little ditch so to speak on the ground about 10 inches or so from the actural rhubarb plant, put some rabbit poop or 5-10-10 fertilize in the ditch and cover it good. Do not get it too close to the plant or it will kill it. That is all there is to it. The first year it grows, it wont produce as much or as big as it will the second year but you still need to keep it cut so it will continue to grow. I hope all this makes sense to you as I am not a very person to explain stuff.
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@GardenGerty (102464)
• United States
11 May 07
That was good info, and then what I read on the other posts helps, too. We have a local holiday today, and hubby and I are both off work. We have a new nursery in town, I think we may look for rhubarb, then plant it, I think I may heve a perfect place to grow some. Thanks for all of your info.
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11 May 07
This sounds absolutely divine! I love rhubarb but have no where to grow it. I can never understand why it is always so expensive to buy. Thanks for sharing this recipie with us!
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• United States
13 May 07
I think it is so expensive because not too many people grow it anymore. We sold ours at the local market and the lady who owns it said that ours was better than they could purchase from their supplier. If they had to purchase it from thier supplier, they would have to charge $3.99 a pound. We sell them ours for $1.00 a pound. We dont try to get rich off it as may older people just love it and this way they can afford to purchase it.
@Ephylyos (155)
10 May 07
Sounds great !!! I like it cooked with apple and pears as a compote for breakfast or pudding at the end of dinner, warm it is even better ...
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• United States
10 May 07
This is a wonderful recipe. I hope you enjoy it.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
10 May 07
thanks for the recipe. we have a very small rhubarb patch - all cut up into cooking sizes it yields us about 2 gallons, lol. I think I should plant some more - as it is way too expensive in the stores. For some reason they want near $3 a pound for it in the grocery. What do you get at market? my family likes rhubarb crisp strawberry rhubarb pie and jam rhubarb sauce
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• United States
10 May 07
We only ask 1.00 a pound. We dont want to get rich. We sold a little over 48 pound this morning and made $48.70. That is pretty good. We can use that money for gas. Rhubarb is really easy to grow so there is no time involved except to cut it. We only fertilize it once a year so that is a small investment. We will have fresh rhubarb in our garden from now till it frosts in the fall. There is no need to be selfish and get rich off it We could make more money easy but then they could not afford to purchase as much.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
10 May 07
Ohhh Village...this does sound awesome! I bet the custard-type mixture on top is awesome! Growing and selling the rhubarb is a great way to make a little money on the side. I wish we had a market here, we only have WalMart and one chain grocery store. I really miss going to the farmer's market on weekends and stocking up of great veggies. I used to go almost everyweekend in my hometown.
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• United States
10 May 07
Farmers market is the greatest! It is so much nice to get fresh veggies and fruits from local farmers. They are so much cheaper than going to the store and so much healthier as the farmers dont spray all those chemcials on them. Chemicals are BAD
@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
10 May 07
The cake recipe sounds so good. I have nto tried to make cake with rhubarb before. After getting your nice recipe I should try I think. Thansk for sharing the recipe Anne. By the way your Rhubarb looks so good, fresh and healthy.
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• United States
10 May 07
Thanks for the compliment on the looks of the rhubarb. It does really well for us here. This cake is wonderful. Did you see the rhubarb dumling recipe that I posted? The rhubarb dumpling recipe is so good with with vanilla ice cream on it. Yummy
@rainbow (6763)
12 May 07
MMmmmmmm, lovely, can't wait to try this one! Thanks so much villageanne!
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
11 May 07
We bought a house that has a rhubarb patch- We have tried to kill it off- I can eat rhubarb but I’m satisfied with 1 to 2 pieces a season. No one else likes it in our family. My grandma used to have a lot of rhubarb in her back yard- as a kid I would eat it- I can remember eating a lot and getting sick! I don’t like it cooked I like it raw. Your recipe looks quite easy- but being that no one else likes rhubarb I think I won’t try it. Sounds good though!
@Caila611 (992)
• United States
11 May 07
We used to grow rhubarb when i was a teenager. Love the stuff! That recipe sounds so good. I'm going to the farmer's markt tomorrow so I think I will pick some up.
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
11 May 07
Oh, wow, that sounds good. I love rhubarb but don't have any here now. Like another poster mentioned, we used to eat it raw, with a little salt. That will wake up your taste buds! I'm going to plant some this year and keep this recipe until it's ready to harvest.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
11 May 07
I love rhubarb. I wish I had some right now. I used it get it from a friend but she no longer grows it. I just dont have space for a garden. I love rhubarb pie. I never tryed the cake. I have to go to the store and get some frozen rhubarb and try your cake. The rhubarb cake sounds great. I do wish I could get some fresh rhubarb it's better than frozen.
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• Canada
10 May 07
Sounds great considering I am not a fan of custard , maybe I will trty it one day . Thankx for the recipe
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
15 May 07
It sounds good, I just have to see if one of my friends has some extra rhubarb to spare for me. I was going to get a little bit to plant last year but I never did. I guess I will have to this year so that I will have some of my own for next year.