Fresh, tart rhubarb in a deliciously rich and moist coffee cake with a buttery crumb topping - a little piece of heaven for your morning.
Growing up, we always had a big rhubarb plant in our backyard. My mom used to make Rhubarb Crisp as a special summer treat. She would serve it warm, with vanilla ice cream on top. Mmmmmmm. The only problem was that, as a child, I wanted nothing to do with rhubarb. Clearly I didn't know what I was missing! Luckily, my tastes have changed since then...and these days, passing up a rhubarb treat would be completely unheard of!
So when I looked outside the other day and noticed that my rhubarb was a bit overgrown....(okay - a LOT overgrown)....my mind started racing with all the delicious things I could make. Rhubarb crisp, rhubarb pie, rhubarb cake, rhubarb jam, rhubarb muffins....? Yes, yes, and yes! I'm pretty sure we have enough to make it all....take a look at how much I picked!
And this is only half of what was there. Since it will grow back at least once or twice this season, I clearly have enough rhubarb to last me all summer (and then some). Needless to say, I may be sharing a few rhubarb recipes with you. My theory is you can never have too many ways to use something....especially something that grows in such abundance! Hopefully you agree.
The best news of all? My kids love it, too! Rhubarb, that is. They loved this coffee cake and can't wait to see what comes out of the oven next. And you know what? Neither can I!
Rhubarb Crumb Cake (adapted from An Occasion To Gather: Blueberry Crumble Cake)
1 1/4 c. sugar
2/3 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. fresh rhubarb, chopped
1/2 c butter, softened
2 c. flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. milk
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter, softened
1. Crumb Topping: Combine 1 c. sugar, 2/3 c. flour and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well. Add 1/2 c. butter and mix until crumbly. Set aside.
2. Combine 1/4 c. sugar and chopped rhubarb in a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.
3. Mix 2 c. flour, baking powder and salt together.
4. Beat milk, 3/4 c. sugar, 1/4 c. butter and egg until creamy. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just blended. Stir in the rhubarb.
5. Spoon the batter into a greased 8x8 inch pan and sprinkle with the crumb topping.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until golden brown.
Looking for another delicious breakfast treat? Check out my Cookie Butter Morning Buns
and my Baked Blueberry Oatmeal!
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