Cherry Rhubarb Coffee Cake
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
- 4 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1 can (20 ounces) cherry pie filling
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- CRUMB TOPPING:
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
- In a large saucepan, cook rhubarb and lemon juice over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring often to prevent burning. Combine sugar and cornstarch; add to rhubarb mixture. Cook and stir 5 minutes more until thickened and bubbly. Stir in pie filling; set aside to cool.
- For cake, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. In a small bowl, beat the buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
- Spread a little more than half of the batter into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan Spread cooled filling over batter. Drop remaining batter by teaspoonfuls onto filling.
- For topping, combine sugar and flour. Cut in butter until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Editor's NoteIf using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 406 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
May 17, 2016
This is so good, change it up by using a different flavor pie filling.
May 28, 2013
Made this for Memorial Day grill out with family. All loved it.
Apr 26, 2013
Great recipe. Crunchy topping, gooey delicious cherry/rhubarb filling. It seemed more like a cobbler than a coffee cake. (Not that that's a bad thing!?) When I make it next time, I'm going to cut the filling in half; there was plenty...enough to run over the pan when baking. Cutting the filling in half would not ruin this recipe; it would still be great from cake to filling to topping. Try it!
Apr 15, 2011
Made many times - always rave reviews. Last time I ran out of flour so I used bread flour and it was even better!
May 20, 2009
I LOVE this recipe.It's huge so I divided the sauce between a 9" springform pan & 9x13 pan. My family & neighbors love it as well