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Old Fashioned Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Old Fashioned Rhubarb Coffee Cake recipe features a homemade cake filled with delicious rhubarb and a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping.  This will quickly become one of your favorite coffee cake recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy rhubarb cake, rhubarb coffee cake
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Barbara


Rhubarb Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups rhubarb, diced

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cups chopped nuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9 x 13 inch baking dish by greasing and flouring.
  • With a mixer, cream brown sugar, softened butter and egg until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Mix vanilla and buttermilk together.
  • Alternately add buttermilk and flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture. Do not over-mix.  Once completely incorporated, stir in diced rhubarb.
  • Pour cake batter into prepared dish. 
  • In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon and nuts. Sprinkle evenly over batter.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 229IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg