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Rhubarb Dream Cake

What's better than a dream? Layers of buttery shortbread, rich rhubarb custard and cool whipped topping make this Rhubarb Dream Cake a favorite of among all rhubarb recipes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rhubarb custard bars, rhubarb custard cake, rhubarb custard dessert, rhubarb dream bars, rhubarb dream cake, rhubarb dream desssert, rhubarb recipes
Servings: 16
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

Layer 1 (shortbread crust)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup powdered (confectioner's) sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter

Layer two (rhubarb custard)

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated (white) sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups diced rhubarb

Layer three (topping)

  • 8 ounces Cool Whip

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine flour (2 cups), powdered sugar and softened butter until a soft dough forms; spread into the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
    What's better than a dream? Layers of buttery shortbread, rich rhubarb custard and cool whipped topping make this Rhubarb Dream Cake a favorite of among all rhubarb recipes.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
    What's better than a dream? Layers of buttery shortbread, rich rhubarb custard and cool whipped topping make this Rhubarb Dream Cake a favorite of among all rhubarb recipes.
  • Meanwhile, beat eggs, white sugar, flour (1/2 cup), and salt until well blended; stir in rhubarb.
    What's better than a dream? Layers of buttery shortbread, rich rhubarb custard and cool whipped topping make this Rhubarb Dream Cake a favorite of among all rhubarb recipes.
  • Pour over baked crust. Return to oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.
    What's better than a dream? Layers of buttery shortbread, rich rhubarb custard and cool whipped topping make this Rhubarb Dream Cake a favorite of among all rhubarb recipes.
  • Let cool completely. Top with Cool Whip.
    What's better than a dream? Layers of buttery shortbread, rich rhubarb custard and cool whipped topping make this Rhubarb Dream Cake a favorite of among all rhubarb recipes.

Notes

  • Our variety of rhubarb is more green in color; your rhubarb dream cake may be more red in color.
  • 1 cup butter = 2 sticks
  • Margarine can be substituted for butter. Let soften first. 
  • Let the rhubarb custard cake cool completely before topping with Cool Whip. 
  • If you aren't a fan of whipped topping, you can leave out that layer, and these rhubarb custard bars will be just as delicious.
  • Store rhubarb dream dessert in the refrigerator. 
  • Try our Grandma's Rhubarb Streusel Dessert!  You won't be disappointed. 

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg