Great Spring Rhubarb Coffee Cake


Winner of the Springtime Cake Contest Contest



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 adventurous! Grandma would be proud of me. Oh, that she were still around to share a piece with me...

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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!

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    1/3 c softened butter
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    1 c sugar
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    1 egg beaten
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    1t vanilla
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    1 c milk or buttermilk ( i use buttermilk but no big deal)
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    2 c flour
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    1 tablespoon baking powder (yes, 1tablespoon)
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    1/2 t salt
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    3 1/2 c frozen or fresh fruit of choice, thawed and drained

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    1 c packed brown sugar
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    1/4 c melted butter
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    2 t cinnamon
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    1/2 c finely chopped walnuts or pecans

How to Make Great Spring Rhubarb Coffee Cake

About Great Spring Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Collection: Member's Choice
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Recipe For: The Best Coffee Cake

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