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rhubarb streusel cake

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Gigi Landry
Enfield, CT

Even people that don't think they like rhubarb love this cake. You could serve it as a coffee cake or for dessert. This recipe makes 2 loaves.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Rhubarb has a unique tartness that's wonderful in desserts. This rhubarb streusel cake is particularly delicious. The tartness complements the brown sugar and walnuts. It's a moist and tender cake with a crunchy streusel topping. A delicious treat for breakfast or a light dessert. The final product is sort of a rhubarb coffee cake. So good!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For rhubarb streusel cake

  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2/3 c
    canola oil
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1
  • 1 c
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 2 c
    diced rhubarb
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c

How To Make rhubarb streusel cake

Test Kitchen Tips
If you want a lighter crust on this cake, use light color or glass loaf pans.
  • Brown sugar, oil, and egg in a mixing bowl.
    Beat together brown sugar, oil, and egg.
  • Baking soda, salt, vanilla, and buttermilk mixed together.
    Mix baking soda, salt, vanilla, and buttermilk.
  • Buttermilk mixture added to the egg/sugar mixture.
    Beat into first ingredients.
  • Flour added to the batter.
    Add flour.
  • Folding in rhubarb and nuts.
    Then add rhubarb and nuts.
  • Batter poured into pans.
    Pour into 2 greased loaf pans (9x5) or one large pan (9x13).
  • Butter and sugar in a small bowl.
    Make the streusel by mixing butter and sugar with a fork.
  • Crumble mixture sprinkled over batter.
    Divide and sprinkle on the two cakes.
  • Rhubarb Streusel Cake after it's baked in the oven.
    Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Rhubarb Streusel Cake cooling.
    Let cool slightly. Carefully remove from pans. Continue to cool upright.