Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Rhubarb Coffee Cake Recipe

May 17, 2015

Rhubarb Coffee Cake Recipe

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A delicious springtime dessert that's perfect for any occasion!

A delicious springtime dessert that's perfect for any occasion! Rhubarb Coffee Cake from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!

It's officially springtime in Minnesota! The rhubarb is here! Us Minnesotans can't get enough of rhubarb this time of year, so I will be posting a few new rhubarb recipes within the next couple weeks!

We just got home from a wonderful 3 day weekend in Mankato at my sister's house! It was their city wide garage sales, plus we made some great food and tried out some wine at Wine Cafe! We tried out a bottle of Fox Run wine from Morgan Creek Vineyards, which tastes just like concord grapes! Delicious! If you're in MN, check out your local liquor store and try it out!

Back to the recipe.... this rhubarb coffee cake is something fantastic! The cake is moist, and the topping with nuts and brown sugar is wonderful. What makes it even better, is the homemade icing that tops it all off! Make sure you have some friends or family around to help you eat this cake because it's so easy to want to devour it all yourself!

Rhubarb Coffee Cake

by Sheena

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 cups sliced rhubarb
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • Topping:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a glass 9x13 baking dish.
Mix together the butter, sugar, egg, buttermilk, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and flour with an electric mixer. Fold in the rhubarb. Pour into the baking dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle with brown sugar and chopped nuts. Bake for 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
In a small saucepan, heat the butter, sugar, evaporated milk and vanilla over medium heat. Heat until mixture is combined and sugar is melted completely. Remove from heat and pour over cake while still hot. Cool and serve!
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A delicious springtime dessert that's perfect for any occasion! Rhubarb Coffee Cake from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!

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On the blog... one year ago: 25 Fantastic Rhubarb Recipes

Two years ago: Tomato and Cucumber Orzo Salad

Three years ago: Rhubarb Custard Dessert

This recipe was shared at: Love Bakes Good Cakes, The Better Baker,

A delicious springtime dessert that's perfect for any occasion! Rhubarb Coffee Cake from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!


  1. I am a huge rhubarb fan! This looks delicious- Pinning!

  2. I adore rhubarb but don't use it enough. This is a fantastic way to enjoy it

  3. I love seeing rhubarb recipes so I'm looking forward to what is coming! This cake looks so moist and wonderful.

  4. All I would need is a cup of java to go with a slice of this cake! Looks so moist and tasty!

  5. I've never had coffee cake, but I've been meaning to. This one looks like the perfect recipe to start with!

  6. I have to say that I have never really gotten into the whole rhubarb craze, but this coffee cake has me pretty much convinced to give it a go! :) Looks delicious!

  7. I absolutely adore rhubarb! This cake looks wonderful!

  8. This is such a great idea Sheena! I better make one of these for my co-workers, they would love it!

  9. Sheena...I am absolutely drooling. My mom use to make a wonderful rhubarb coffee cake...must be much like this one, but we never got to enjoy the lovely glaze you add to yours. YUMMMERS! I am pinning your rhubarb roundup....Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Hope you enjoy a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.

  10. Sheena,I remember my Grandma making and growing rubarb. I'm in Texas now and I hope to find rubarb to try this recipe out. I asked my husband if he had ever tried rubarb and he had no idea what it was. Ha-ha.


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