Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake


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Bottom Layer:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs and stir in milk. Add dry ingredients. Mix until smooth. (Batter will be stiff. ) Spread in the bottom of greased 9x13 pan.

Middle Layer:

  • 4 to 5 cups of rhubarb (cut up)

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 three-ounce package strawberry Jello

Measure rhubarb into a mixing bowl. Stir in eggs, milk, sugar and flour. Spread over bottom layer. Sprinkle the dry strawberry Jello over the rhubarb mixture.

Top Layer:

  • 1 cup flour

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine

Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Use a fork to cut the butter/margarine into the flour and brown sugar. Continue mixing until crumbly. Sprinkle over the rhubarb layer.

Bake at 375 degrees for 70 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

For an added treat, serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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