Thursday, May 28, 2020

Moist Sour Cream Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Wanted to share this easy and delicious coffee cake.

Great with milk as well as with coffee.  

You mix it by hand and the ingredient list is not very long.

And it makes a 9" x 13" panfull! 

It's a super tasty way to enjoy rhubarb. 

The sugary topping really adds something special! 

I used a little brown sugar to replace some of the white in the topping. 
And I threw in a touch of cinnamon too.  MMM!

As usual, I used less sugar over all and it was so tasty.
It reminds me of my mama's rhubarb coffee cake recipe. 

There's no butter or oil in the cake itself, only some butter in the topping,
so this recipe is a bit frugal. 
(Especially if you can get your rhubarb from someone for free!) 

Hope you'll whip it up and serve it soon.  You'll be so glad you did!



1/2 c. white sugar
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon, optional
4 Tb. (1/2 stick) butter, softened


1 heaping cup white sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 c. all purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. sour cream
4 c. rhubarb, diced into 1/2" pieces

Preheat oven to 350*. Grease and flour 9" x 13" baking pan.


In small bowl, mix together the sugars and butter until smooth; add flour and mix until crumbly.  Set aside.


In large bowl, combine sugar, baking soda, salt and flour.  In smal bowl, whisk eggs and sour cream until blended, then add to flour mixture, stirring (by hand) until smooth.

Fold in rhubarb; pour into prepared pan and sprinkle with topping.

Bake about 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 

Yield: 12 - 15 servings

(If using frozen rhubarb, do not thaw first) 

Recipe inspired and slightly adapted from Frugal Hausfrau

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  1. Wish I could taste your wonderful rhubarb cake, my friend. Rhubarb can be bought here but it’s expensive. You’re lucky to get it for free!
    Happy weekend to you. 😘🤗

    1. Thanks much for stopping by. I know a few folks with rhubarb and am always tickled to be given some! =D

  2. I ordered one of your cookbooks, I think it was the third one, I always enjoy your receipes.

    1. Oh how nice! I'm tickled to know! Thanks much. XO

  3. Going to make the coffee cake today for friends tonight. Thank you for sharing. Mar

  4. This will be the second time I will be making this wonderful recipe of yours! It was a hit at a potluck and am bring it again! Using up the rhubarb in my freezer. I had no problem with using it thawed out just made sure it was drained well. I also added some chopped walnuts to your topping to give it a little extra crunch! Thank-you for sharing!

  5. I am preparing this wonderful cake for my Bible study potluck for the second time today! It was such a hit! I had no problem adding my thawed rhubarb as long as it was drained well. I also added some chopped walnuts to your topping for some extra crunch! Thank-you for sharing such a great recipe!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by April! I'm so happy to know your group enjoyed the coffee cake. MMMM! <3

  6. I did not see my comment go up so just pick out one of the comments! Thanks!