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Rhubarb Coffee Cake


  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening or margarine
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups rhubarb, finely diced


  1. Cream sugar and shortening; add in buttermilk, vanilla extract and eggs. Mix well.
  2. Add combined dry ingredients; beat all slowly and fold in rhubarb.
  3. Pour into a greased and floured 13 x 9-inch pan.
  4. Sprinkle on a mixture of 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F until done.

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