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Rhubarb Berry Coffee Cake Recipe

Rhubarb Berry Coffee Cake Recipe

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. YIELD: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 large 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


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

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wlkrbgg User ID: 6590836 265155
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2017

"My new favorite dessert! Made exactly as directed with garden fresh rhubarb and strawberries...perfection! No frosting or ice cream needed and even better the second day!"

britcook User ID: 5280551 249468
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."

dylan's mama User ID: 4441033 249456
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!"

krohnmary User ID: 6997372 248588
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!"

ottju User ID: 2573828 227254
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2015

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

KristiBenshoof User ID: 4930503 91795
Reviewed May. 4, 2013

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

megilee User ID: 2807124 54667
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."

annamariatu User ID: 2868247 128486
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!"

vreberg User ID: 1068638 91775
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"Loved how easy and delicious this was for the first rhubarb of the season!"

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