Rhubarb Cobbler

You are in for a treat if you make Grandma Olson’s Rhubarb Cobbler.  If you love the Rhubarb Slump at Anthony’s, this is better.  I know what you’re thinking.  You think I’m over doing it on the bragging, but I’m not.

I’ve been making this recipe for years and years.  It’s not cobbler like you are expecting.  There are no biscuits on top, no crumbly topping.  This is a layer of flavorful rhubarb topped with a layer of moist cake.  It is not incredibly sweet.  See, here I go again with my minimally sweet desserts.  This is refreshing and tastes of spring.  And the color, wow, the color.

The cake gets crunchy edges, my favorite part.  You are in control of the quantity of the rhubarb.  If you want the ratio of fruit to cake different, you go for it.  The rhubarb does cook down considerably so keep that in mind.  It will not get juicy.  Rhubarb doesn’t have the moisture in it you might be expecting.

According to the Hunka-hunka, this tastes absolutely perfect with a scoop of ice cream on it and he could eat the whole pan, not that I would let him.  Enjoy.

Cover the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish 2 inches deep with rhubarb, cut into approximately 1 inch slices.  Sprinkle 1 cup of sugar over the rhubarb.  Cover with the batter.


1 cup sugar

½ cup softened butter

1 egg

¾ cup milk

1 ¾ cups flour

2 teaspoon baking powder

Cream butter and sugar.  Add egg.  Add the milk alternately with the flour and baking powder.  Spread over rhubarb (it’s very thick) and bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.

*  From the Recipe Box:

Best rhubarb recipe ever, even better than Anthony’s Slump!  Buttery, cake-like layer on top instead of the typical crispy cobbler topping.

This was Grandma Olson’s recipe.

Yes, I can eat the whole pan.

I don’t care how often you try and tell me it’s a vegetable,  I will always think of it as a fruit.  So there.

I like having a pan ready to go in the freezer when you can’t get rhubarb to save your soul, say for Thanksgiving.  My Hero!

Do not ever, I repeat never ever, put strawberries with the rhubarb.  I will hurt you!

and remember what Ferris Bueller said:  Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.  Big kiss, Lynn

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