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Rhubarb Spice Cake

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Cherished Family Recipes Revealed

(NAPSA) - The flavor of America, many say, can be found in a new cookbook that features favorite family recipes from around the country, such as this one, which won a blue ribbon at a county fair. Here's the cookbook's prize-winning recipe for Rhubarb Spice Cake:


    Rhubarb Spice Cake
  • 1 cup butter, softened, plus
  • 1 tablespoon, chilled
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie or pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups rhubarb, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. In a large bowl, cream 1 cup butter and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar together with electric hand mixer. Add egg to creamed mixture and combine. Add buttermilk and vanilla, beat until combined. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and apple pie spice together in a medium bowl.

Add to the creamed mixture and blend well. Stir in rhubarb until thoroughly combined. In another medium bowl, mix together 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon chilled butter and pecans. Mix together with a fork until well combined and crumbly. Pour batter into prepared pan and top with crumbly mixture. Place pan on a baking sheet to catch any spills.

Bake for 40-48 minutes.

This recipe - by Loni Lucas, an employee at the Elk River, MN Perkins Restaurant - and many more wonderful recipes were collected from families around the country for the cookbook. It was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Perkins Restaurants & Bakeries and is available at any of the chain's participating locations.

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Serving Size: Makes 16 Servings

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