Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake
- Ready In:
- 1hr 45mins
- 1 1⁄4 cups chilled unsalted butter, plus more
- unsalted butter, softened, for pan
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
- 1⁄3 cup cornstarch
- 2 3⁄4 cups sugar
- 1 lb strawberry, hulled and sliced
- 1 1⁄2 lbs rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 3 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush a 9x12x3 inch baking pan with butter and set aside.
- Make fruit sauce: Combine lemon juice, cornstarch, and 1 cup sugar in a medium saucepan. Add strawberries and rhubarb, cook stirring frequently, over medium heat, until liquid has thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and allow to cool.
- Make the crumb topping: Combine 3/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup flour in a medium bowl. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Drizzle butter over flour mixture, using your hands, mix until crumbly. Set aside.
- Make the cake batter: Whisk together remaining 3 cups flour and 1 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Using a pastry knife or two forks, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Pour into flour mixture; stir to combine.
- Spread half the cake batter evenly into the prepared pan. Top with half the fruit sauce. Carefully spread the remaining batter over the fruit, and top with the remaining fruit sauce. Sprinkle with the crumb topping.
- Bake until cake is golden brown and springs back when touched in the center about 1 hour. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature, cut into squares.
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