Double Crumb Rhubarb Coffee Cake

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An easy and delicious way to use up extra rhubarb from the garden, this Rhubarb Coffee Cake is the perfect excuse to eat cake for breakfast.

Classic Rhubarb Coffeecake

Rhubarb Recipes

I love rhubarb season and each year look forward to baking with it. These Rhubarb Bars continue to be one of the most popular recipes on the site.

Those bars were one of the first recipes I ever published on this website and they’ve been a hit from the start.

Rhubarb Cake with Butter Sauce is another favorite, as is this old fashioned Rhubarb Crunch with its brown sugar oatmeal crumble.

The classic Rhubarb Pie is tangy and sweet with a custard base, it’s based on a family recipe from my great grandma.

Rhubarb Coffeecake is a sweet tangy dessert that everyone loves.

Rhubarb Coffee Cake

This Rhubarb Coffee Cake is simple and is easily made in less than an hour.

First, you’ll stir together the crumb layer and spread about half of it in the pan. Mix up the rhubarb filling and pour that over the crumb layer that is already in the pan.

Top with the last of the brown sugar crumb topping and bake it. Easy as can be and perfect for a summer dessert.

Rhubarb Coffeecake is a summer favorite

Rhubarb Coffee Cake Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan and set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the Greek yogurt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Gently stir the flour into the wet ingredients, just until combined. Mix in 2/3 of the diced rhubarb.
  3. To make the crumb topping, stir together the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in the cold butter with a pastry blender.
  4. Spread half of the batter in the greased 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle with half of the crumb mixture and the remaining rhubarb. Top with the other half of the batter and sprinkle on the second half of the crumb topping.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 30-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the batter just barely comes clean. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.
Rhubarb Coffeecake is a summer favorite

Double Crumb Rhubarb Coffee Cake

4.75 from 4 votes
An easy way to use up extra rhubarb, this rhubarb coffee cake is the perfect excuse to eat cake for breakfast.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 servings

Ingredients 

For the Coffee Cake

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups rhubarb finely diced

For the Crumb Topping

  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan and set aside.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the Greek yogurt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Gently stir the flour into the wet ingredients, just until combined. Mix in 2/3 of the diced rhubarb.
  • To make the crumb topping, stir together the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in the cold butter with a pastry blender.
  • Spread half of the batter in the greased 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle with half of the crumb mixture and the remaining rhubarb. Top with the other half of the batter and sprinkle on the second half of the crumb topping.
  • Bake at 350 F for 30-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the batter just barely comes clean. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece · Calories: 179kcal · Carbohydrates: 24g · Protein: 4g · Fat: 8g · Saturated Fat: 5g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g · Cholesterol: 40mg · Sodium: 140mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 11g
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{originally published 6/15/16 – recipe notes and photos updated 5/20/21}

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  1. Collette says

    Just wanted to say …….I’ve made this several times, I even doubled the recieipe but had to cook it for ever…..so many compliments…..it was a huge hit..thanks

  2. Paul Flahavan says

    Great recipe. I use a greek yogurt. The batter pours more easily if the yorgurt is warmed to room temperature.

  3. Jane says

    We finally have a bumper crop of rhubarb again – so I have been scouring for new recipes to use some of it up and came across this. Made it this afternoon – still cooling at the moment – but if it tastes as good as it smells I may have found a new way to bake with it lol. I was going to just cut the recipe in half, empty nesters don’t need a big cake in the house (neither does my waistline for that matter lol) but I did the full batch and will take some to my mom who’s living in a senior retirement home now. She’s always loved anything with rhubarb so she will be smiling when she sees this! Thanks for a great recipe!

    • Jane says

      Just a little update – this cake is delicious! I sent about 8 pieces with my hubby to work and he said that within an hour there was nothing left – and he had 3 pieces before sharing which is amazing because he’s not a lover of sweets as a rule lol. Then I brought mom about a half dozen pieces and she couldn’t stop moaning in pleasure with each bite so I would call this a HUGE success! The cake itself is very moist, not crumbly at all and holds up very well even after a couple days. Think I might even try this with other fresh fruit as the summer goes on….thinking peaches maybe from our own peach trees in the garden!

  4. Barb says

    I was taught to peel the rhubarb, this is never mentioned in recipes. Just curious, is this something you do? Maybe I am doing an unnecessary step?

      • Linda Jardee says

        I did have another coffee cake (Oma’s) that I have made twice. First time added soley 4 cups even though recipe called for 3 cups–people reviewed say they did 4 cups. It was moist, but not soggy. I made it again, possibly having only about 1/4 cup more of rhubarb, and it ending up being overly moist. So how moist is your cake with the 2 cups rhubarb. If I added 3 cups instead, I don’t want it to be a soggy mess. Thanks.

  5. Kay Ross says

    4 stars
    Made this yesterday. Was very yummy when hot, yes I couldn’t wait for it to cool to try it. But today the topping is very moist snd not crunchy. How do you store it so the topping stays crunchy?

    • Mary says

      It depends on the climate where you live, Kay. If you store it uncovered in most places, it will stay crunchy. If it is tightly covered, the topping will soften.

  6. Peg says

    5 stars
    This cake is amazing! Very moist. I used sour cream not yogurt. Total baking time in my oven was 35 minutes. I prepared a little rhubarb sauce to serve on top. Excellent!! I will be making this every rhubarb season.

  7. Ponderosa Light says

    5 stars
    This is a delicious coffee cake! We are high-altitude bakers, so I add a quarter cup of flour and a few minutes baking time to all cake recipes. It turned out perfect!

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