Rhubarb Crumb Cake Recipe

Rhubarb Sour Cream Crumb Cake

Rhubarb cake that is sure to win raves as a perfect accompaniment to coffee or tea.

25 min. prep time
15 servings
959 Ratings



1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream

Crumb Topping

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon



Heat oven to 350°F.   Grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

Combine sugar and 3/4 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating until creamy.

Place rhubarb and 1/4 cup flour in bowl; toss lightly to coat. 

Combine remaining flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another bowl. Add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, mixing well after each addition. Stir rhubarb gently into batter. Spread evenly into prepared pan.

Combine brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour and cinnamon in bowl; cut in 1/4 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over batter. Bake 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Dollop each serving with whipped cream. Sprinkle with additional ground cinnamon, if desired.

Cherry Sour Cream Crumb Cake: Omit vanilla and rhubarb.
Substitute 1 (16-ounce) can tart red cherries, drained and 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 370

Fat: 17g

Cholesterol: 85mg

Sodium: 410mg

Carbohydrates: 50g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #9678©1997Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made this recipe and it was great !! I cut down on the sugar and it was still sweet enough. I would however of added more rhubarb - I would say another two cups or three if you are daring. All the family loved it ...it is a keeper recipe !!
This recipe is excellent. I made it for the first time in 2005 and 9 years later I'm still making it every summer! Note: the cake is actually quite big so unless I have many guests I bake it in two 8x8 baking pans and then freeze one. It freezes very nicely.
Loved it. Will definitely make again.
I made it and everyone loved it, I will be making this again soon1
I didn't have quite enough rhubarb, so added chopped apple to make up the required amount.
Delicious !!
This is an excellent recipe - very moist, great texture and nice flavor. As a matter of fact, I entered this cake and won 'best coffee cake' at the Montana State Fair. If you're looking for a coffee cake everyone will love, this is it. I've also made a version where I tossed in a handful of huckleberries, and it worked equally well.
Really good, easy to make. Friends LOVED it.
Very light cake. Very good. Try it you won't be dissapointed.
Not enough rhubarb in tne cake. If I made it again I would try baking it in a bundt pan with a cinnamon streusel filling and extra rhubarb.

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