Rhubarb Berry Coffee Cake Recipe
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Rhubarb Berry Coffee Cake Recipe

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I rely on a cake mix to speed the prep for this moist streusel-topped dessert that pairs tart rhubarb with sweet strawberries. It's great all by itself, but feel free to add some frosting or ice cream. —Jackie Heyer, Cushing, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size), divided
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • Cream cheese frosting or vanilla ice cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without optional ingre: 282 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup cake mix and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Add walnuts; set aside.
  2. In another bowl, combine the sour cream, eggs, flour and remaining cake mix; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in rhubarb and strawberries. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. If desired, drizzle with frosting or serve with ice cream. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Editor's Note: If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.
Originally published as Rhubarb Berry Coffee Cake in Quick Cooking May/June 2003, p35

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Reviewed Jun. 15, 2016

"Last reviewer - 2 cups all purpose flour, 1-1/2 cups sugar, 1 tbsp baking powder, 1/2 cup powdered milk. This recipe sounds really good and I have lots of rhubarb, so i'll be trying this."

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2016

"I really hate to used cake mixes....does anyone know how to make this from scratch? We LOVE rhubarb and strawberries, so I'm dying try this recipe!"

Reviewed May. 24, 2016

"This will be a keeper recipe. I used a lemon cake mix like one of the other reviews and it was delicious. Give it a try!"

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2015

"Served with Cool Whip. Very good recipe. Others asking for it."

Reviewed May. 4, 2013

"Excellent coffee cake. I added some cinnamon to the topping, yummy."

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