Strawberry-Rhubarb Buckle

Jul 20, 2021 | Corner

Prep: 20 mins    Cook: 40 mins    Total: 1 hr     Servings: 8     Yield: 8 servings


Growing up in Wisconsin, we had a patch of rhubarb growing in our backyard, and I loved all of the delicious desserts my Mom would make when it was in season. This recipe is my spin on her strawberry-rhubarb cake. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of sweetened whipped cream, if desired.



Strawberry-Rhubarb Filling:
Cake Batter:



Instructions Checklist
  • Combine rhubarb, strawberries, 1/2 cup sugar, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of water in a saucepan. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until mixture begins to boil, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low.

  • In a small bowl, stir together remaining 2 tablespoons of water with cornstarch until cornstarch is dissolved. Add mixture to the saucepan and continue cooking fruit until mixture begins to thicken, about 2 minutes. Remove from stove and set aside to cool.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9-inch deep dish pie pan with non-stick cooking spray, and place on a baking sheet.

  • Beat 1/2 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of sugar with an electric mixer in a bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, and yogurt. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix until just combined. Spread 2/3 of the batter into the prepared pan. Pour strawberry-rhubarb filling on top of the batter. Spread remaining 1/3 of the batter in small mounds atop the filling. Set aside.

  • Combine brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, and 2 tablespoons of butter in a small bowl. Mix using a fork, a pastry blender, or your hands, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle on top of the batter and filling.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cake topping is nicely browned, about 35 minutes.



Nutrition Facts

386 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 57.4g; fat 15.7g; cholesterol 62.3mg; sodium 379.7mg.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Buckle


Strawberry-Rhubarb Filling:

  • 1 ½ cups diced fresh rhubarb
  • 1 ½ cups diced fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Cake Batter:

  • cooking spray
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
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