Have I ever told you I’m nuts about Rhubarb? Ever since I was little – we kids used to take the old blue melamine sugar bowl (this is before we got the Corelle) and sit in the shade of our honeysuckle hedge and pull rhubarb, dip it in the sugar and take a bite. And repeat. Sweet & sour.
I already have a Rhubarb Coffee Cake on my blog. It’s a little delicate and has a gorgeous Vanilla Sauce. It’s a whole different animal from this coffee cake.
Sour Cream Rhubarb Coffee Cake is super easy (no mixer needed) and is big and fluffy and supremely moist! It is a beautiful thing. Seriously, it’s outstanding. If you love cinnamon, you can add a teaspoon to the batter, but I love this just plain. And if you’d rather use yogurt instead of sour cream, that works well, too.
I love the streusel topping with the white sugar in this recipe – almost all the older Rhubarb recipes I’ve seen pair white sugar rather than brown sugar with rhubarb. I think that’s because it really lets the Rhubarb flavor come forward.
The white sugar topping doesn’t get melty and gooey like a brown sugar streusel, though; the sugar stays a little grainy and crunchy. You’ll find after a day or two the topping softens up, and while it’s still delish, isn’t quite at its peak.
Sour Cream Rhubarb Coffee Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil and flour a 9 x 13″ pan.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) softened butter
- 1/3 cup flour
In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and butter until smooth. Add the flour and mix until crumbs form. Set aside.
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 cups diced rhubarb
In a large bowl, stir together sugar, baking soda, salt and flour. In a smaller bowl, mix eggs and sour cream until smooth, then add to the above mixture, stirring until incorporated.
Fold in the rhubarb, spread into the baking pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Sprinkle with the topping.
Bake about 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
from the kitchen of www.frugalhausfrau.com
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