Strawberry Rhubarb “Baby” Cakes

strawberry rhubarb babycakes

Ever since I picked up my little cake pan tray, below, I’ve been dying to make something in them. When I came across a pic of Panera’s Strawberry Rhubarb Mini Cakes, the anticipation became an obsession. They were so darling!

strawberry rhubarb muffins or baby cakes

Strawberry Rhubarb Baby Cakes

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Sour Cream Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Rhubarb Coffee Cake

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 & tart. Just like this Sour Cream Rhubarb Coffee Cake.

 

Sour Cream Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Rhubarb Coffee Cake

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Classic Coffee Cake -Crumb Topping

Classic Coffee Cake – Crumb Topping

Years ago on a visit to New York, I was passed the best coffee cake recipe. An elderly neighbor had brought some to the home of my daughter’s Aunt and it was an amazing example of Classic Coffee Cake – Crumb Topping. We had a little chat and I gave her several compliments. The next day, before we left, she stopped by with the recipe. I was so appreciative; this must have been a great effort for her and was so thoughtful.

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