The strange part about this recipe was you dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in a little warm water. Then add this mixture to the rhubarb sauce. Marjorie says, "Don't be alarmed at the colors you get." I think this step had something to do with the density of the cake.
It still is very delicious and will be served warm with a dollop of whipped cream.
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