Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
Why did the bear cross the road? To eat Mommy's rhubarb cake.....so said my son. This is an easy coffee cake that you will want to let cool completely before cutting into. If you like it more tart, or more sweet, just adjust the sugar amount to your liking. You may use Splenda in the place of sugar. I used my hands to mix up the crust as it makes quite a thick dough. Timing does not include cooling period.
- 1 (18 ounce) box white cake mix
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 4 cups rhubarb, cut
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1⁄2 cup water, divided
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 3⁄4 cup flour
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Mix cake mix, egg, and melted butter together to make a thick dough.
- Using your hands or a pastry roller, spread the dough evenly into the pan.
- Place rhubarb, butter, 1/4 cup water and sugar into saucepan and heat over low heat until soft, stirring to ensure it doesn't stick.
- Mix 1/4 cup water with cornstarch and add to rhubarb while stirring to thicken slightly.
- Pour filling over crust.
- Using your hands or a pastry cutter, mix butter, flour and sugar together until it is crumbly.
- Sprinkle over the rhubarb layer.
- Place in oven and bake for 35 minutes. If the topping does not brown for you, you may put the broiler on 350 degrees until lightly browned.
- Cool completely and serve.
- Watch out for the bears when eating, or they will cross the road and steal it.
Man oh man. What can I say but delicious. I've made them twice. Once in a smaller pan (8x11) because the bottom looked thin. I wouldn't recomed this, it puffed up and made a mess of the oven. Plus I had to cook it much longer in the smaller pan, go figure. It is much better with real butter but margarine works nicely to. My husband is going to the camp with the boys this weekend and wants me to make a pan for them (or him). He's secrectly hoping none of them like rhubarb. Did I mention my husband never ate rhubarb before, he didn't even want to try it before this. Even my son loves it. It is good warm with icecream but it is messy. But it, is oh so good the next day, even better.
I only ended up with half the rhubarb called for, so my bars werent as gooey as they should have been. Having said that, these bears are really yummy and a good way to introduce rhubarb to those who havent had it before.
YUM!!! My mom shared "some" of her rhubarb and I can't come up with a enough ways to use it, so I tried this recipe. So glad I did. I made with one cup sugar and a half cup Splenda. For the topping, I used brown sugar. Delicious.