Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

A great breakfast treat or dessert for any time. Found this in Guide to Southern Cuisine. Use a 9x13x2-inch pan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Combine rhubarb, strawberries and lemon juice in saucepan.
  3. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Combine sugar and cornstarch.
  5. Stir into strawberry mixture.
  6. Bring to boil, stir constantly until thickened, remove from heat.
  7. CAKE.
  8. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  9. Cut in butter with pastry blender until resembles coarse crumbs.
  10. In separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, eggs and vanilla.
  11. Stir into crumb mixture.
  12. Spread half evenly into greased 9x13x2-inch baking dish.
  13. Carefully spread strawberry filling over batter.
  14. Drop remaining batter evenly over filling with a tablespoon.
  15. TOPPING.
  16. In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter.
  17. Remove from heat.
  18. Stir in flour and sugar until mixture is crumbly.
  19. Sprinkle over batter.
  20. Bake at 350°F for about 45 minutes, or until done.
  21. Cool cake on rack.
  22. Cut into squares to serve.
Most Helpful

There were two recipes I wanted to try on the weekend and only a limited number of eggs. I decided to combine the two and the result was awesome. I used the cake and topping of this recipe. For the filling I used 1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped strawberries, 1 8oz pkg of cream cheese softened, 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla and 1 egg. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla together, spread it over the half of batter in the pan. Top with the chopped strawberries. Dot with remaining batter and sprinkle topping on. Bake for 45 minutes. Wow. I'm going to try this combination with different fruits over the summer.

L. Davenport June 27, 2006

This is a great recipe. I used rhubarb from the garden and some over-ripe strawberries we had on hand in the filling. I did add a little extra sugar, which is a family preference. I would have given it 5 stars, but my husband knocked a start off his rating because it "wasn't crunchy enough." I'm not exactly sure what that means, but there you go.

Camden's Mom September 11, 2016

Great recipe thanks! I had some fresh picked strawberries and rhubarb from my garden, so I was looking for a recipe that I could quickly make on the weekend. I am always on the look out for a great coffee cake and I think this one is definitely it for the season! I made the recipe as is, except for the buttermilk (I did not have any), so I used plain organic yogurt instead! Delicious! I am going to try putting a bit in the freezer and see how it comes out, as there is only me and my husband in the house and a 9"x13" is pretty big... but I don't know if it will last another day:)!!!

johannakrieger June 27, 2016