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Rhubarb Strawberry Coffee Cake

We have a rhubarb patch, so I'm always looking for recipes featuring this "fruit". I've served this coffee cake to people who say they don't like rhubarb, and they've always told me how much they enjoyed it.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12-15 servings


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups chopped fresh rhubarb or frozen rhubarb
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • CAKE:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold butter


  • In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in rhubarb and strawberries. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice. Cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. In another bowl, beat the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla; stir in crumb mixture just until moistened. Spoon two-thirds of the batter into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Spoon cooled filling over batter. Top with fruit mixture and remaining batter.
  • For topping, combine sugar and flour in a small bowl; cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and cake is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

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  • sjpoor
    Jun 28, 2016

    This is very good. The recipe was hard to follow as the ad above the recipe kept popping up and there was absolutely no way for the screen on my computer to get back to the recipe. Extremely irritating.I used home grown strawberries that have red seeds and are on the mushy side, although very tasty. Also have our own home-grown rhubarb. This recipe is the perfect use for the bumper crop in my yard. Will definitely make it again if I can get rid of the annoying black commercial above it.

  • sankavitch
    Jun 25, 2013

    double the filling

  • plumalong
    Jun 29, 2012

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  • mancooking
    Apr 21, 2012

    Some of the instructions make no sense. Note after it asks you to spoon cooled filling over batter, then it asks you to top with fruit mixture. Isn't the filling and the fruit mixture the same thing? Confusing!This needs to be corrected.

  • April Nicole
    Mar 24, 2012

    Amazing! No rhubarb yet but I used peaches and blueberries that I had leftover in the freezer and it was to die for! Definitely a keeper and making again with rhubarb!

  • kitchenmouseof5
    Jun 2, 2011

    This is very good. I did not have rhubarb so I used frozen mixed berries. This takes a little while to prepare but its worth the wait.My family loves it.

  • AlaskaGirlYum
    Mar 4, 2011

    Thia recipe is fab, and although it takes a little work and a few ingrediants-it's worth it!! Make sure you cook it long enough-otherwise it's a gooey-yet yummy middle of the cake :)

  • lorigellhaus
    May 26, 2010

    This is our favorite rhubarb recipe! I make it over and over again. It's great!!

  • hook57
    Mar 18, 2010

    If you want a cake to impress your guests~don't bother looking any further! This is one recipe that is asked for again and again. With that being said, I'm going to make it to take to work today!

  • Goldammer
    Jun 4, 2009

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