Crackle-Topped Rhubarb Coffee Cake

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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. Enjoy a slice of rhubarb cake for breakfast or dessert.

Crackle Topped Rhubarb Coffee Cake
Photo: Photography / Fred Hardy, Styling / Kady Wohlfarth / Kay Clarke
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
9 servings

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 8 ounces rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2 cups)

Topping

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. To make cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees 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 Facts (per serving)

298 Calories
7g Fat
53g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 298
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 5g 9%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Vitamin A 72IU 1%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Folate 87mcg 22%
Sodium 435mg 19%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 2mg 8%
Magnesium 13mg 3%
Potassium 160mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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