Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumb Cake

As some of you know, we recently visted my In-Laws in Maine. While exploring their property, we noticed that they had rhubarb growing sporadically. Or course, I had to bring some home with me!

Deciding what to make with it was difficult. I could’ve gone traditional and made pie. I could’ve been creative like my friend Megan; she made plum-apple-rhubarb jam with the portion I gave to her.

Instead, I thought I’d make cake, crumb cake to be exact. I started with recipe for rhubarb crumb bars from Martha Stewart, and went from there. What I ended up with was amazing, guys, amazing.

I suggest you dust off your baking hat and make this. Now.

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumb Cake

For Batter:

1/2 Pound Rhubarb
1 Pound Strawberries
1 1/2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 1/3 Cup Flour, Divided
3/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
3/4 Cup Butter
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1 1/4 Cup Sugar

For Streusel:

1/2 Cup Butter
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1 1/4 Cup Flour

Heat oven to 350F and grease a 9-inch square baking dish.

Make the streusel by mixing the butter, brown sugar, and salt together. Add the flour and mix with a fork until clumps form.

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Cut the rhubarb into 1/4 inch pieces and slice the strawberries. I should note that I used frozen strawberries I had leftover from strawberry picking earlier this season. Feel free to buy frozen ones if you need to. Also, I used a mixture of white and red rhubarb. The white supposedly has a stronger flavor. Use whatever you can get, even if it’s frozen.

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Mix the rhubarb, strawberries, brown sugar, and 1/3 cup of the flower together. Set mixture aside for now.

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Make the batter by sifting together the remaining flour, salt, and baking powder.

Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla; mix well.

Stir in the flour mixture until just incorporated, making sure not to over mix.

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Pour the batter in the prepared dish, top with fruit mixture and streusel.

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Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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Serve this warm, room temperature, cold, whatever. I, personally, thought it was amazing any way.

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For a printable version of this recipe, click here!

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"I have learned to keep to myself how exceptional I am." ~Mason Cooley I'm a married stay at home mom living in Southern New Jersey. I have one daughter and three furbabies. I love to cook. I love to craft. I love to sew. I just.... love to create in general. I also am pretty fond of adventuring, of exploring new places. I'm shy when I first meet people, but once I'm comfortable with them, you can't shut me up. I'm crazy and silly. I have an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs.
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2 Responses to Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumb Cake

  1. YUM! And your photos make it look even more delicious! :)

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