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Crackle-Topped Rhubarb Coffee Cake

May/June 1994

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Chunks of rhubarb accent this moist, tender cake. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over the batter before baking to create a crisp top.


Crackle-Topped Rhubarb Coffee Cake Recipe

Makes: 9 servings

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Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2 cups)

Topping

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation

  1. To make cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch-square baking pan with cooking spray. Sift flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and salt into a medium bowl. Whisk together egg, buttermilk, oil and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the flour mixture and stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon just to blend. Stir in rhubarb. Turn the batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.
  2. To prepare topping: Stir together 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the cake. Bake until the top is brown and crackled and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Cut into squares and serve warm.

Nutrition

Per serving: 297 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 25 mg cholesterol; 53 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 1 g fiber; 412 mg sodium; 160 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Folate (22% daily value), Selenium (17% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 3 1/2

Exchanges: 3 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat



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Recipe Categories

Ethnic/Regional
American
Servings
8 or more
Health & Diet Considerations
Low cholesterol
Low saturated fat
Heart healthy
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Season
Spring
Summer
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Publication
May/June 1994

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