Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumb Cake










Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumb Cake

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup milk
1 cup sliced strawberries
2/3 cup finely chopped rhubarb

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 1 (9-inch) round cake pan.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together 1 cup flour, baking powder and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together 6 tablespoons butter and granulated sugar until creamy, about 1 minute; beat in yolks (and a drop of yellow food coloring, optional) and vanilla until combined. Gradually beat in flour mixture, alternating with milk until combined, about 1-2 minutes. Spread cake batter evenly into prepared pan.

Top batter with strawberries and rhubarb. Bake for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the crumb topping: Combine brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour and 5 tablespoons butter; knead together using fingertips or a fork until well combined and mixture starts to clump together. Keep in freezer until ready for use.

When cake has baked 20 minutes, top evenly with crumb mixture. Continue baking for an additional 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into cakes comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool for 30 minutes before running a knife around outside edges and inverting. Invert again onto platter.

Makes 8 servings

72 comments:

  1. That look so Spring-like and yummy. I love fresh berries in desserts and with breakfast!

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  2. I have always been curious about rhubarb. I would like to try it and your cake would be nice for my first time :)

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  3. I love rhubarb! A perfect combo with strawberries and what a wonderful cake! I'm sure your grandma secretly likes it!

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  4. Sorry - I have tried. The good Sothern girl in me has had it numerous ways. Jams, cakes, crisps, pies - just can't take it. Although your cake made me think just for a minute, I might try it again.

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  5. I'm raising my hand as a rhubarb lover - and I'd love a piece of that cake right now.

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  6. ooh ooh, my hands waving wildly in the air! my mom always made strawberry rhubarb pie :) LOVED it

    a crumb cake... yum, anything's better with crumb ;)

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  7. I've never had rhubarb...so I don't know if I like it or not. Either way...this cake looks yummy.

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  8. My husband loves rhubarb but I can take it or leave it. I do like it better when paired with strawberries and this looks lovely!

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  9. Haven't had rhubarb in ages but I do like it. It sounds great in this cake with the strawberries. I still want to make that banana bread you posted last week!!!

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  10. For me it is a texture thing...I love the tartness of rhubarb, but I do not like the slimy texture.....
    In a tart or a crumble you get the flavor,but not the slime....
    This recipe would be perfect!!!

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  11. Okay, so my hand is wavering somewhere around waist level . . . Me and rhubarb, we just haven't made a love match so far. I think my childhood was filled with far too many extra-tart rhubarb pies. But--crumb cake?! That, I can get behind. And yours looks bee-yoo-ti-full and delightfully delicious, so count me in.

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  12. I never had it, then once I tried it I LOVED IT! Too funny about grandma, I had the same thing happen to me with John's mom over an amaretto cheesecake... she said she doesn't like amaretto... then ate half the cake??

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  13. I, for one, love rhubarb. I actually made a tart with it the other day that I plan on posting soon, although I did get too busy to take pictures of it. It wasn't as pretty as this cake, though!

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  14. Emily, this is the most beautiful Rhubarb cake I've ever seen. I'll be testing this recipe if you don't mind.
    Cheers,
    elra

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  15. Awww...thanks for the shoutout Em.

    I have eaten a few different rhurbarb desserts and have had differing degrees of enjoyment of them. I'm just not into the flavor of rhubarb, although I've given it many a shot. I'd certainly give your pretty dessert a try.

    I still love to say it though. ROOOOOOOBARB PIE!!! HA HA HA!

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  16. wonderful photos. and to be honest I am a crumb-junkie, but have yet to use rhubarb, I always use apple, blueberries, or pineapple. must try this.

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  17. I like rhubarb! I don't know why, its a taste preference passed down to me I guess.

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  18. Yes, I love rhubarb! This looks delicious :)

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  19. Um yes please! Possibly one of rhubarb's biggest fans right here. This recipe is bookmarked to make ASAP. My rhubarb just isn't growing fast enough- it needs steroids.

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  20. I'm not sure if I like rhubarb or not. But guess what? This post makes me want to try it. When I was little, my mom used to take us to a rhubarb festival, and I refused to taste a thing. I'm regretting it now ; ) Beautiful, beautiful cake!

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  21. I am going to make this for sure! We have four rhubarb plants. I've never baked with it before. The cake looks lovely!

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  22. Like! And lovin the pics! You are coming up with some great recipes girl!

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  23. Can yopu see me raising my hand and pusing my way to the front of the crowd:D

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  24. I've never had rhubarb. So I'll raise halfway!

    Great! I'll e-mail you the questions!

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  25. As usual your pictures have me drooling!

    I've never actually had rhubarb, but after this post I am dying to try it!

    ;) amy

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  26. I love rhubarb! My husband just chopped me up about 20 cups worth...so I'll have lots of yummy baking to do!

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  27. This is absolutely gorgeous, just the kind of dessert I loved to be served at a simple summer dinner party. :D

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  28. I'm horrible - I've never tried rhubarb, but Dad is a huge fan, so maybe I would like it. Gorgeous picture of your crumb cake - I would definitely try a piece of that :)

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  29. i adore rhubarb. it is the perfect balance to strawberries or other really sweet fruit. this crumb cake looks amazing!!

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  30. I like it. I just never cook with it, that's gonna change.
    Nice looking cake, Happy Mother's Day to Grandma.
    LL

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  31. I love rhubarb!!! I love to bake with rhubarb...I always use way more rhubarb and way less sugar than the recipes call for because I love the tartness of it. Thanks for a new recipe to try. I was just thinking about making some rhubarb jam today.

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  32. I love rhubarb, had a rhubarb and strawberry wedding cake! This looks delish.

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  33. I have NO CLUE! I've never had rhubarb. :-)

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  34. I've never had rhubarb (gasp!) so I can't wholeheartedly raise my hand but its kind of flapping after seeing this cake :)

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  35. i'm not sure if i like rhubarb or not--i've only ever had it in combination with strawberries. regardless, i know i'd love this cake--it's so moist that it'd probably melt in my mouth, and come on--crumb topping!

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  36. That looks so awesome. Gonna try it this morning.

    allison
    http://lastbite.blogspot.com

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  37. I have never tried rhubarb, but seeing this dessert makes me think I will like it :)

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  38. crumb cake is such a guilty pleasure breakfast for me (esp on sundays! haha). that one looks devine... and i've recently found the wonders of strawberry rhubarb

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  39. I always contemplate creating something with rhubarb, but have yet to actually try it...
    PS - I LOVE the dress in your profile pic! :)

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  40. The tartness is the reason I love rhubarb. Great memories of grandma's house and actually Sunday she made me rhubarb pie. So flipping good.

    Of course I will happily go out to the plant and just eat the stalks right there in the garden.

    Nicely done!

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  41. I loved your Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumb Cake.I have tried Rhubarb before and I didn't like it.Needless, to say I didn't go into eating this with an open mind. I am happy to say that I really did like it.I don't know why this surprised me, since I have never ate anything you created that wasn't fantastic. I promise I'm not just saying this because you are my sister.

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  42. I never had it, thus cannot comment on such things. So why did I bother leaving a comment? I have no idea.

    ~Ardie

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  43. Hey Emily, my hand is waving too!
    I adore rhubarb too, in every way!
    The combination of the strawberries with the rhubarb sounds divine! Your crumb cake looks fabulous, my dear!! Yummie liscious!

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  44. this tart surely looks nice. I can t try rhubarb since it s not available here. Wish to though. :)

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  45. I made this last night and it was great! I used an 8 inch pan so it took a little extra baking time, but was worth the wait.

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  46. I LOVE rhubarb and strawberries together. I really need to plant some rhubarb in my garden...

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  47. Yum! I love rhubarb- in fact, strawberry-rhubarb is one of my favorite pies! All winter long, I was trying to convince the pastry chefs at work that we needed to make rhubarb muffins/cobblers/sweet breads &c. only to be told that rhubarb was too expensive because it was out of season.
    This looks too yummy!

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  48. Your crumb cake looks yummy! In fact it looks so good, I'm going to head out tomorrow to find a Rhubarb plant for my garden. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. I have never had Rhubarb, you will have to swat me with your spatula, this looks yummy though!

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  50. I've been looking for a great crumb cake recipe lately, this looks divine!

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  51. That sounds just perfect right about now...light, refreshing, and very yummy!

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  52. That looks delicious! I LOVE rhubarb - just a picked a whole bunch from the garden and have the oven pre-heating for a rhubarb crumb cake.

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  53. We all LOVE rhubarb in our family! This recipe looks great, we have one on our blog for a Rhubarb Almond Crumb Cake....we should try making it with strawberries!

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  54. The cake looks absoulutely wonderful! :) In Latvia, a place where I live, rhubarb is a very popular thing in all kinds of desserts and afters, but I have never tried a combination with strawberries :))

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  55. My late dad used to love and make strawberry rhubarb pie. He loved it so much that he grew it in his garden. He used to make the pie every summer. At first I didn't think I liked it, but it grew on me.
    All I can say is that I am totally smitten by that crumb cake! Ooh la la!!

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  56. I LOVE rhubarb! But I'm not sure if my opinion counts because I'm a bit of a freak and I don't like strawberries...

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  57. i love rhubarb, and desserts with rhubarb, but i don't like working with rhubarb! working with produce is too much work for me, haha! so i never bake with rhubarb and never get to eat any unless i can find it at a bakery!

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  58. I join the ranks of loving rhubarb. Your cake looks so good!

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  59. LOVE RHUBARB!

    I wish it was easier to find in the store though.

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  60. I love rhubarb! I have it growing in my little garden for the first time this year - I've already brought some in to make "rhubarb compote", and I think this crumb cake recipe is next on my rhubarb list :) We had huge patches of rhubarb in the garden when I was growing up - it always reminds me of good family times :)

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  61. I made this for a BBQ last night. I only had dark brown sugar so the topping came out really brown which I actually like. One thing though is that most of the topping in the middle sank to the bottom of the cake. This produced kind of a volcano effect with the cake batter bubbling up in the center. So the crumb was around the edges but it just looked like cake in the middle. I was thinking next time I would bake the cake a little longer before pouring the crumb on but then I'm worried it might get too dark around the edges. Any suggestions?
    It was a big hit at the party nonetheless. I have a gigantic rhubarb plant in my yard that I have to use up so would like to make this again if I can figure it out. Thanks!

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  62. my sister and i have been on a rhubarb kick this week, came across this recipe and decided to make it. it was soooooo gooooooood! i hope you don't mind if i link to it on my site.

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  63. We just made this cake for dessert and I have to say, it was one of the best cakes I gave ever had. It was completely devoured in no time! No one could resist it. A fabulous recipe!

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  64. Rhubarb is amazing. I would recommend this recipe especially to someone new and hesitant to try Rhubarb as it is much lighter on the rhubarb than other similar recipes.

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  65. I am completely new to this blog. I want to try this Strawberry - Rhuhard Crumb cake but I never used Rhubard before and it would be great if someone could explain exactly how to prepare it! I see it fresh in the market but have no idea what to do with it. Any way will try the recipe soon.
    Thanks,
    Adelina

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  66. Adelina,

    Just wash the rhubarb well, chop off the thick end, and the top, then coarsely chop each stalk. Hope this helps!

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  67. I love rhubarb... been eating it since I was a kid. Used to like it raw, but now I prefer it baked or stewed.

    --Rhapsody

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  68. I love rhubarb so much but can't believe how many people are commenting on here about how they ahve never had it. It must be a british things but we had it all the time when i was younger and love cooking crumbles with it as often as i can. I'm most certainly going to give this a try in a couple of weeks when i have family over...Thank you..

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