A few years back I grabbed all of Grandma LaRue's rhubarb recipes and have been waiting for our rhubarb plant to be mature enough to harvest. Finally I can try these recipes out. Yeah! I also discovered you should not harvest rhubarb stalks by cutting, rather your need to pull the stalks by gently twisting at the root.
Here are in process photos of my first try at Rhubarb Coffee cake. I went to take an after baked shot only to discover the cake had been half eaten. Guess it was good.
Grandma LaRue's Rhubarb Coffee cake:
1-1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. marg.
1 c. sour cream
1 t. baking soda
2 c. flour
1-1/2 c. rhubarb (cut into tiny pieces) - I added a half cup of strawberries to supplement my rhubarb.
Mix ingredients together, pour into pan. I used a round spring release pan, Grandma suggests a 9x12 cake pan.
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. flour
1 T. cake batter
Mix topping until crumbly - sprinkle over top of cake batter.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.