This cake combines rhubarb with desiccated coconut and almonds. It's deliciously sweet and very moist.
Oh So good warm with whip cream! Just as good the next day cold with coffee! I doubled the rhubarb & cut 1/2 cup sugar out. Topping was just enough. I didn't have any almonds so I put in a little almond extract. We love the tid bits of cocoanut. really makes this cake special. I only had one egg so I put in a t. baking powder and it is so light and fluffy I might do it this way every time! Real butter is a must if you want that rich taste. Oh, and the finished cake is very pretty with a golden brown top. Nice looking (quick and easy) company cake for us that have loads of rhubarb! - 26 Aug 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Mmmmmmm, nummy! This is excellent. Still warm from the oven, and delicious. Would be good with some vanilla ice cream. I wouldn't have minded more rhubarb, but I used all that I had. Probably had more than the recipe called for too! I love rhubarb. The only changes that we made were: omitted nutmeg, almonds and coconut. (I'm out of nutmeg and almonds and my son didn't want coconut in it.) I also added 1/2 cup of flax meal for added nutrition. Oh, and I didn't have any buttermilk, so I added 1 tsp. vinegar to 1 cup of regular milk. - 03 May 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
What a wonderful recipe. In just the past two weeks I've made it twice. Everytime people commented on how good it was and asked for the recipe. People could not believe it was rhubarb cake. I did do one thing different. After baking the cake according to the recipe, I made a the following frosting like my mom always did. Combine 6 Tbsp. melted butter, 2/3 cup brown sugar. 1/4 cup cream, 1 cup coconut and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Spread on cake. Brown lightly under broiler. Thanks for the recipe. - 30 Aug 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)