Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake
A great breakfast treat or dessert for any time. Found this in Guide to Southern Cuisine. Use a 9x13x2-inch pan.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 10mins
- 3 cups rhubarb (1-inch pieces fresh or frozen)
- 2 pints fresh strawberries, mashed
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄3 cup cornstarch
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chilled butter, cut in small pieces (or margarine)
- 1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- Combine rhubarb, strawberries and lemon juice in saucepan.
- Cover and cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat.
- Combine sugar and cornstarch.
- Stir into strawberry mixture.
- Bring to boil, stir constantly until thickened, remove from heat.
- In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Cut in butter with pastry blender until resembles coarse crumbs.
- In separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, eggs and vanilla.
- Stir into crumb mixture.
- Spread half evenly into greased 9x13x2-inch baking dish.
- Carefully spread strawberry filling over batter.
- Drop remaining batter evenly over filling with a tablespoon.
- In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in flour and sugar until mixture is crumbly.
- Sprinkle over batter.
- Bake at 350°F for about 45 minutes, or until done.
- Cool cake on rack.
- Cut into squares to serve.
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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.
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:)!!!
I was sorry to see her gone... But girl! I had flour and eggs and butter today! Everything else got subbed except the rhubarb. I used raspberries, rhubarb and pineapple, milk with lemon juice, powdered sugar, almond flavoring, and still... it was beautiful! So, to her descendants... I hope wherever she is, this makes her smile... God bless.
The cake batter is wonderful (fluffy, airy, delicious!), love the idea of making the crumb mixture using melted butter (so much easier!), and the jam is so yummy! Next time, I'll cut the cake batter in half and make this as a crumb pie sort of thing - the fruit part is so good I'd like it to shine through even more! Thank you for a great recipe CoolMonday!