Brad’s Favorite Rhubarb-Strawberry Coffee Cake

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Who: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
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Brad’s Favorite Rhubarb-Strawberry Coffee Cake
  1. For filling: Cut rhubarb into 1-inch pieces. In saucepan, combine rhubarb and thawed strawberries. Cook fruit, covered about 5 minutes.
  2. Add lemon juice. Combine sugar and cornstarch; add to rhubarb mixture.
  3. Cook and stir 4-5 minutes until bubbly; cool.
  4. For coffee cake: In mixing bowl, stir together 3 c. flour, 1 c. sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter or margarine to fine crumbs.
  5. In another bowl, beat together buttermilk, eggs and vanilla; add to dry ingredients. Stir to moisten.
  6. Spread 2/3 of the batter in a 13x9-inch baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Spread cooled filling over batter in pan.
  8. Spoon remaining batter in small mounds on top of filling.
  9. Combine remaining sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle crumbs over batter in pan.
  10. Bake in 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until done in center.
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