Rhubarb Crumb Cake

Rhubarb Crumb Cake

div style="text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3kGtfOz94wA/UYCCr6npJHI/AAAAAAAAupI/tqML27wkA90/s1600/1-DSCN1101-001.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3kGtfOz94wA/UYCCr6npJHI/AAAAAAAAupI/tqML27wkA90/s400/1-DSCN1101-001.JPG" width="400" //a/divdiv style="text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"It is the winter that never ends. Seriously, we have snow in the forecast for the next three days. In May. When the rhubarb should be popping up all over the place. Luckily, I spotted some in the grocery store last weekend and nabbed a few stalks./divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aQORxaj4Ppw/UYCC-KA7dvI/AAAAAAAAupQ/jzzL41YUY5Q/s1600/1-IMG4316.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aQORxaj4Ppw/UYCC-KA7dvI/AAAAAAAAupQ/jzzL41YUY5Q/s400/1-IMG4316.JPG" width="400" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"Nothing says Spring in the Midwest quite like rhubarb. It's prolific. So when I found it, it was as if I was bringing a little bit of Spring home with me. Sigh. Well, if I can't have a real Spring, at least I can have some really good coffeecake./divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"I've been wanting to make a crumb cake for awhile. You know the ones--Entenmann's makes one with the really big crumbs on top. Those crumbs are just so yummy. It's a New York thing, apparently. Lucky for me, The New York Times had a recipe for a a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/06/dining/061arex.html?r=0" rel="nofollow" target="blank"Rhubarb "Big Crumb" Coffeecake/a. Perfect. I borrowed the "Big Crumb" part and played around with the rest of the recipe. You will not be disappointed./divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"bRhubarb Crumb Cake /b/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"a href="http://www.bakespace.com/recipes/print/Rhubarb-Crumb-Cake/54823/" rel="nofollow" target="blank"Printable Recipe/a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"iRhubarb Filling:/i/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"2 cups rhubarb, cut into 1/2" pieces/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1/4 cup sugar/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1 teaspoon cornstarch/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1/2 teaspoon ground ginger/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"iCrumbs:/i/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1/2 cup butter, melted/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1/3 cup dark brown sugar/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1/3 cup granulated sugar/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1 teaspoon cinnamon/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1/2 teaspoon ground ginger/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1/4 teaspoon cardamom/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1/8 teaspoon salt/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1 3/4 cup cake flour/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"iCake:/i/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"2 cups cake flour/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1 teaspoon baking powder/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1 teaspoon baking soda/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1/2 teaspoon salt/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1/2 cup brown sugar/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1/2 cup butter, softened/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1 cup sour cream/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"1 egg/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"2 teaspoons vanilla/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F; butter and flour a 9" X 13" pan./divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"In a small bowl, combine the rhubarb with the sugar, cornstarch, and ginger. Set aside./divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and salt. Fold in the cake flour. Mixture will be thick. Set aside. /divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oCOlB1FFeqo/UYCDNthyD5I/AAAAAAAAupY/CafPDXdQ2IY/s1600/1-IMG4353.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oCOlB1FFeqo/UYCDNthyD5I/AAAAAAAAupY/CafPDXdQ2IY/s400/1-IMG4353.JPG" width="400" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"iThe crumb "batter" looks like cookie dough. I added a pinch of cardamom to make it just that much more Minnesotan./i/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. Cream together the brown sugar and butter. Beat in the sour cream, egg, and vanilla. Fold the flour mixture into the sour cream mixture, stirring until just blended. /divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"Spread the cake batter into the prepared pan. Evenly top the batter with the rhubarb pieces. Break the crumb topping into pea-sized pieces and sprinkle over the top of the rhubarb. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 45 minutes./divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eRZ4XUKNB6Y/UYCDVWKZadI/AAAAAAAAupg/sgfnxURigt8/s1600/1-IMG4336.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eRZ4XUKNB6Y/UYCDVWKZadI/AAAAAAAAupg/sgfnxURigt8/s400/1-IMG4336.JPG" width="400" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"iI actually ran out of cake flour and used all-purpose flour for the cake. While it turned out fine, I think the cake flour would give it a more tender crumb./i/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jzDEKEduL34/UYCDdbGW7qI/AAAAAAAAupo/bR6ubWcrqgA/s1600/1-IMG4335.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jzDEKEduL34/UYCDdbGW7qI/AAAAAAAAupo/bR6ubWcrqgA/s400/1-IMG4335.JPG" width="400" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NjdMM5SaFeo/UYCDoJEoJgI/AAAAAAAAupw/YrILtqReaP8/s1600/1-DSCN1105.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NjdMM5SaFeo/UYCDoJEoJgI/AAAAAAAAupw/YrILtqReaP8/s400/1-DSCN1105.JPG" width="400" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"iJust so you don't think my husband and I ate the whole thing, I brought most of it to work (where I could munch on it throughout the day)./i/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ayP8yE5HP0k/UYCD1E00AnI/AAAAAAAAup4/hqvXXhqohpk/s1600/1-IMG4343.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ayP8yE5HP0k/UYCD1E00AnI/AAAAAAAAup4/hqvXXhqohpk/s400/1-IMG4343.JPG" width="400" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3ccd0dbMyA0/UYCEDYCL8VI/AAAAAAAAuqA/-RdCh-SETk/s1600/1-IMG4342.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3ccd0dbMyA0/UYCEDYCL8VI/AAAAAAAAuqA/-RdCh-SETk/s400/1-IMG_4342.JPG" width="400" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"Wow...was this a success! I can't wait to try this with blueberries. Or peaches. Or apples...../divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"What kind of Crumb Cake would you make?/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv style="text-align: center;"br //div

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