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Rhubarb Berry Coffee Cake Recipe

Rhubarb Berry Coffee Cake Recipe

Jackie Heyer from Cushing, Iowa relies on a cake mix to stir up this moist streusel-topped dessert that pairs tart rhubarb with sweet strawberries. "I prefer it without the frosting so that it doesn't get too sweet," she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 282 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 253 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.