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
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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 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.


  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 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."

Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"Delicious and relatively easy to make. I agree with the submitter that although the frosting would be a pretty finishing touch, it is not necessary and would make an already very sweet cake too sweet."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"This is wonderful! I only had a lemon cake mix, so I used that and it was delicious. My husband wouldn't even let me get the frosting on it before eating several helpings!"

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