Emma: Rather Awesome Rhubarb

Emma_thumbnailI love this time of year in South Dakota! The gardens are starting to get ready and you cannot beat fresh produce. Some of my favorite things are sweet corn, cucumbers, tomatoes and rhubarb! Mom made an awesome rhubarb dessert that I just had to share.

When I asked her if I could share her recipe, the simple answer was yes, but followed by, ‘Well, which recipe would you like? The ‘actual’ recipe, or the way I do it?’.

It seems that all of her ‘recipes’ are really guidelines, rather than to a ‘T’. So I’ll give the ‘real recipe’, then the way mom does it; the camper friendly way! Enjoy this awesome rhubarb.

Rhubarb Lemon Cake (the ‘actual’ recipe)

1 lemon cake,the kind that uses no oil
3-4 c. cut-up rhubarb
1 c. sugar
1 c. milk
Prepare cake mix according to directions. Pour into greased 9×13 pan. Sprinkle rhubarb over top of cake mix, then sugar, then milk. Bake 350 degrees 1 hour until well browned.

Emma: Rhubarb dessert

MOM’S Rhubarb Lemon Cake (the scrumptious way!)

Betty Crocker Butter Cake cake mix
4-5 c. cut-up rhubarb
1/2 c. lemon juice
1 c. sugar
1 c. whipping cream
Prepare cake mix using REAL butter not margarine, 1/2 lemon juice with 1/2 c. water, not as directions say on the box. Use eggs as directed. Pour into only bottom greased 9×13 pan. Sprinkle rhubarb over top of cake mix, then sugar, then whipping cream, DON’T STIR. Bake 350 degrees 1 hour until well browned. Serve warm with REAL whipped cream.

Emma: Rhubarb dessert

When asking Mom how she makes the real whipped cream, she said, ‘Well I don’t really know! I just make it. There is no recipe.’ Trust me, it took me a while to try to decipher what exactly she does to make this fluffy deliciousness!

Whipped Cream 

1 c. whipping cream
2-3 T. sugar, to taste
1/2 tsp. vanilla, (or brandy)
Begin to whip the cream in a mixer. As it starts to thicken, increase speed to maximum. Gradually add the sugar as you speed it up to dissolve the sugar and to beat the cream stiff. Stop mixer and add vanilla by stirring by hand, not by mixer. Enjoy on warm rhubarb lemon cake, or on your favorite desserts!

Emma: Momma makin' REAL whipped topping

Emma: supper in south dakota!

Be safe and God bless!

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