Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake Recipe

  • Filling:
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Cake:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cold butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Topping:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold butter or margarine
  1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a large saucepan; stir in rhubarb and strawberries and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until thickened, about two minutes. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice, and let cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13-inch pan.
  3. Combine 3 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat together eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla in a separate bowl. Stir egg mixture into flour until just moistened. Spoon two-thirds of the batter into prepared pan; evenly spread on the cooled filling, then cover with remaining batter.
  4. In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup flour, and cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; sprinkle crumb topping over the batter.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until topping is golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.