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Monday, September 10, 2012

Rhubarb-Buttermilk Tea Cake

My monthly Chatelaine magazine never lets me down.  There is always new inspiration in there...fueling my addiction!  A few months back, there was a recipe for Rhubarb-Buttermilk Tea Cake that really caught my eye.  You know that we love our banana breads, but this looked like a nice change of pace for us.  Here is the recipe (Source: Chatelaine, May 2012):
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups chopped rhubarb
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 cup sifted icing sugar
4-5 teaspoons lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 350F.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla.  In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.   Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients.  Add in the rhubarb and pecans, stir only to moisten.  Pour batter into sprayed (bottom only) loaf pan.

Bake in the centre of the oven for approximately 70 minutes, or until insterted toothpick comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack, in the pan, for 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix the icing sugar with the lemon juice.  Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice at a time until the glaze is thick and smooth.  Drizzle the glaze over the warm cake, the glaze will (and should) run down the sides!

This cake went over really well with the family!  Our son loved it, and my hubby had no complaints :-)  I especially liked the glaze on top, it was a little addicting!!

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  1. OMG this looks so yummy! I've never seen a bread recipe for rhubarb, only pies. The glaze looks great on it, too! Newest follower from the GFC blog hop. Would love it if you could visit and follow back--I would be very grateful!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love rhubarb! This looks delicious. I love to collect and share recipes too. I have a food blog connected to my personal blog, Check it out :) New follower via the GFC Blog Hop!

  3. Looks awesome. I'm so glad to see a familiar face linked up to the GFC Blog Hop. Thanks for joining in.

  4. I LOVE this recipe! I'm so jealous...rhubarb is so hard to find down here in KY. My mother in law has to mail it to me from North Dakota. Thanks so much for sharing!


  5. Oh, you had me at rhubarb! I love it and I think it's kind of a forgotten fruit! This looks great! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  6. Beautiful and very delicious looking cake
    I'm a bit jealous as we don't have here rhubarb.....
    I wish I could taste your cake

  7. I think the glaze on top would be my favorite part too! I'm a sucker for lemon! :) The cake looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up to MTM Mondays!

  8. This looks WONDERFUL!! When I was a kid we grew our own rhubarb. I *LOVE* it! I remember when we had a foreign exchange student from Chili (this was in 1971 or so). I remember when my mother was cutting up rhubarb for a pie and she looked at my mom and asked with the biggest question in her voice, "Celery pie???" :) This has brought smiles to our family for years! I wish I knew where to get rhubarb here.

  9. This looks amazing, i have only ever made a Rhubarb Tart, how awesome is this?

  10. I just love the Rhubarb and Buttermilk combination for this recipe. Hope you are having a great fall weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. I love the looks of this bread. The huge chunks of rhubarb is what sold me....Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday.

  12. I love the use of rhubarb in this!!! I cannot wait to try it! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!


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