Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake

This Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake is a perfect dessert to serve guests.  I won’t judge if you eat it for breakfast though.  Our secret!

This Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake is a perfect dessert to serve guests.  I won't judge if you eat it for breakfast though.  Our secret!

Get to Know Canadian Egg Farmers

Did you know that there are more than 1,000 egg farmers in Canada who provide us with fresh, local and high-quality eggs.  It’s interesting that egg farms can be found across all ten provinces as well as in the North West Territories which means you can find fresh, local eggs no matter where you shop in Canada.   I love that when you check out the “On the Farm” section of Eggs.ca you can get to know some of them! 

I was poking around while looking for some inspiration for my recipe this month when I came across Hubert & Cindy Schillings from Oshawa, Ontario.  They actually go as far as to grow the feed for their chickens – that is just absolutely incredible and shows the level of dedication and love that Canadian Egg Farmers put into producing the very best for the rest of us!

Canadian Grade A eggs are among the best in the world when it comes to quality, freshness and food safety.  I think it’s important for us as consumers to fully understand the farm to table process and I was really happily surprised to find the entire journey of an egg from chicken to omelette outlined on the Eggs.ca website. 

You can also find fabulous Farmer favourite recipes to make for your own family.  I came across this fabulous blueberry cake recipe courtesy of Jill and Sharon Thomas – 1st and 2nd Generation Egg Farmers and decided to put my own twist on it.  Strawberry and rhubarb is one of my favourite combinations and I knew it would be the perfect way to adapt this recipe, along with a few other changes.

 

This Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake is a perfect dessert to serve guests.  I won't judge if you eat it for breakfast though.  Our secret!

Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake

INGREDIENTS:
Topping:

  • 1 cup (250 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) melted butter
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped walnuts

 
This Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake is a perfect dessert to serve guests.  I won't judge if you eat it for breakfast though.  Our secret!
 
Cake:

  • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter, softened
  • 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vanilla
  • 2/3 cup (170 mL) milk
  • 1 (generous) cup (250 mL) Sliced Strawberries
  • 1 (generous) cup (250 mL) Sliced Rhubarb

 This Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake is a perfect dessert to serve guests.  I won't judge if you eat it for breakfast though.  Our secret!

DIRECTIONS:
Topping:

Stir brown sugar and cinnamon together in small bowl. Add butter; stir until blended then mix in walnuts.  Set aside.

Cake:

Lightly grease and flour 9 x 13-inch (23 x 33 cm) baking pan. Set aside.

Stir flour, baking powder and salt together in medium bowl.  Set aside.

Cream butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer then beat in eggs and vanilla.

Add a third of flour mixture to egg mixture; beat on low until blended. Add half of the milk, beat just until blended.  Continue alternating flour mixture and milk until both are incorporated into batter.

This Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake is a perfect dessert to serve guests.  I won't judge if you eat it for breakfast though.  Our secret!

 

Add strawberries and rhubarb then fold the batter gently by hand just until combined. Spread batter into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle topping evenly over batter.

Bake in preheated 350˚F (180˚C) oven until toothpick inserted near centre of cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.

 

This Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake is a perfect dessert to serve guests.  I won't judge if you eat it for breakfast though.  Our secret!

 
Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake
Ingredients
Topping
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar 250 mL
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 5 mL
  • 2 tbsp melted butter 30 mL
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts 250 mL
Cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 500 mL
  • 2 tsp baking powder 10 mL
  • 3/4 tsp salt 4 mL
  • 1/2 cup butter 125 mL, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 250 mL
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla 15 mL
  • 2/3 cup milk 170 mL
  • 1 cup Sliced Strawberries generous, 250 mL
  • 1 cup Sliced Rhubarb generous, 250 mL
Instructions
Topping
  1. Stir brown sugar and cinnamon together in small bowl. Add butter; stir until blended then mix in walnuts. Set aside.
Cake
  1. Lightly grease and flour 9 x 13-inch (23 x 33 cm) baking pan. Set aside.
  2. Stir flour, baking powder and salt together in medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer then beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add a third of flour mixture to egg mixture; beat on low until blended. Add half of the milk, beat just until blended. Continue alternating flour mixture and milk until both are incorporated into batter.
  5. Add strawberries and rhubarb then fold the batter gently by hand just until combined. Spread batter into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle topping evenly over batter.
  6. Bake in preheated 350˚F (180˚C) oven until toothpick inserted near centre of cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.
 This Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake is a perfect dessert to serve guests.  I won't judge if you eat it for breakfast though.  Our secret!

 

Connect with Egg Farmers of Canada for more great egg ideas!

Like  Egg Farmers of Canada on Facebook. follow them on Twitter @eggsoeufs and on Pinterest.  You can also check out eggs.ca for more great Egg Recipes and information on egg farming!

 

Disclosure: I am participating in the Egg Farmers of Canada campaign managed by SJ Consulting . I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

 

12 thoughts on “Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake

  1. Fantastic recipe! Baking with rhubarb always takes me back to when I was a kid….mom made the best rhubarb bread!

  2. This looks delicious! I am always looking for ways to bake with rhubarb. Thanks for sharing. Your photo is fantastic too by the way. 🙂

  3. I had no idea that Canadian Grade A eggs are among the best in the world when it comes to quality, freshness and food safety, I need to pay more attention to the eggs at the grocery store. The Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake looks delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  4. This Strawberry rhubarb coffee cake looks so delicious that I would love to try it. Strawberry and rhubarb go so well together. I know that from combining them in other recipes. Thank you for this one.

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