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Rhubarb Strawberry Coffee Cake Recipe

Rhubarb Strawberry Coffee Cake Recipe

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 YIELD: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 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold butter


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Spoon cooled filling over batter. Top with fruit mixture and remaining batter.
  • 3. 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 near the center comes out clean and cake is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. 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: 415 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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sjpoor User ID: 2565047 249869
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6888616 90137
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

"double the filling"

mancooking User ID: 4959700 83629
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5930508 70889
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3358765 28113
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5636300 34837
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3789685 83623
Reviewed May. 26, 2010

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

hook57 User ID: 4261692 90136
Reviewed 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!"

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