Winner of the Springtime Cake Contest Contest

Great Spring Rhubarb Coffee Cake

JANE LOUISE Recipe

By JANE LOUISE lovinspoonful

I remember my grandmother eating that bunch of "weeds" that grew by the garage. I hated the flavor back then...too sour. Her rhubarb pie went begging as far as I was concerned. However, my tastes have changed over the years and I actually enjoy rhubarb sweets and especially if combined with strawberries! THis coffee cake recipe isn't as dry as most coffee cakes because of the added fruit. It has a nice flavor. If you really don't like rhubarb , blueberries, raspberries, etc. will also work. But, come on...be adventurous! Grandma would be proud of me. Oh, that she were still around to share a piece with me...


Recipe Rating:
 16 Ratings
Serves:
15
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This delectable coffee cake is the GRAND PRIZE Winner of the Just A Pinch Recipe Club Springtime Cake Contest! More than one member became a rhubarb fan after trying a slice of this lightly sweet and fruity recipe. It would be perfect in the morning with a rich cup o' joe, or an ideal finish to a light summer meal. Go team rhubarb!

[Read more about this recipe in Janet's Notebook!]

Ingredients

1/3 c softened butter
Find more recipes at goboldwithbutter.com
1 c sugar
1 egg beaten
1t vanilla
1 c milk or buttermilk ( i use buttermilk but no big deal)
2 c flour
1 tablespoon baking powder (yes, 1tablespoon)
1/2 t salt
3 1/2 c frozen or fresh fruit of choice, thawed and drained
TOPPING INGREDIENTS
1 c packed brown sugar
1/4 c melted butter
Find more recipes at goboldwithbutter.com
2 t cinnamon
1/2 c finely chopped walnuts or pecans
Kitchen Crew

Janet got "Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice"

You observe situations before diving in, choosing words and actions wisely. You're the loyal friend and...

TAKE THE QUIZ and find out what Halloween treat you are!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Collection: Member's Choice
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
  • Comments

  • 1-5 of 125
  • user
    Carrie Stiefvater carrie1106 - Mar 29, 2010
    Cannot wait to try!!! My grandmother loved rhubarb too!!
  • user
    Jan Mullikin jmulliki - Jun 9, 2010
    Congratulations, Jane! I won the first contest with the soup and am so excited for you! You're going to have a blast and the shopping trip is just amazing. The cooking show is a lot of fun and you'll really have a chance to meet some great people. Enjoy your prize and trip! (I can't wait to make this recipe! I'm like you--never liked rhubarb as a child, but now rather enjoy it.)
  • user
    JANE LOUISE lovinspoonful - Jun 9, 2010
    Thanks Jan for your comment! I can't wait...like a kid at Christmas.
  • user
    Michelle Waco Mommydiva - Jun 12, 2010
    I am so looking forward o making this. I am always looking for a good rhubarb coffecake/buckel/crumble recipe. My Grandma always made this and it has a fond spot for me too. I LOVE just about anything rhubarb! Thank you for posting afab looking recipe! I JUST CAN'T WAIT!!!
  • user
    Gloria Ballog GloAngel24 - Jun 14, 2010
    Congratulations, This is my first time on here, and I am so excited about checking out all the recipes. Have a great time in Nashville, I have a very close friend Sharmain who is performing there, tell her I said hi if you see her, we are on facebook, so I can introduce you on facebook if you want. I am also from Mich. This is what I was thinking about making, and here it is the receipe, and a contest winner to boot. This is my lucky day. God Bless, looking forward to trying it soon. I will be looking forward to your other receipes.