Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumb Cake

for the cake:

2 cups flour
1 cup strawberry-rhubarb compote
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk, at room temperance
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, at room temperature

for the streusel:
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger


Preheat the oven to 375. Butter and flour or spray with cooking spray with flour a 9-inch springform pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups of flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with flour until a thick dough forms Pour batter into the prepared pan. Thoroughly spread the cake with the compote. Set aside. In a small bowl, mix together all of the streusel ingredients by hand or with a fork until a rough crumb forms. Sprinkle streusel evenly over the compote-topped raw cake. Bake 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out pretty much dry. Remove to a wire tack to cool. After about 15 minutes, release the buckle from the pan and serve.

My thoughts:

Rhubarb is finally in season and compote-ing is a great way to sweeten up some not quite in season strawberries. Combine that compote in a sweet cake and there is no stopping you. No stopping you! Take over the world, one breakfast at a time.


  1. We have four rhubarb plants, we bought our house last August and the rhubarb is back. Never really worked with it before. I will have to try this!

  2. Yes, yes, yes – I love the strawberry & rhubarb combo. Can't wait to give this a go.

  3. MMMMM…Looks lovely!
    I would like to have 1 or 2 pieces, now,….please?

  4. My husband would go nuts for this cake! He loves strawberry and rhubarb, and he loves cake. 🙂 It looks wonderful!

  5. Nice one. We are going out for rubarb right now. Best from Santa Barbara, s

  6. Susan from Food Blogga

    Strawberries and rhubarb are the perfect pair.

  7. oh my goodness! i just made this. it is so good! not too sweet, not too tart. absolute perfection. thanks!

  8. jen jafarzadeh

    anything with rhubarb is good in my book!

  9. This is a great recipe. Can’t wait to try it once I find Rhubarb in NYC.

  10. Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina

    Hi Rachel, I am going to making this next week with my next batch of rhubarb and strawberries out of the garden…..I also have a family rhubarb cake posted on my La Bella Vita blog this week. I hope you stop by to read too. I love your blog always! Roz (aka bella)