Joe’s Latest Coffee Cake Experiment!

Decided to try something different this morning for a Memorial Weekend Dessert while Laura was at work and picked some fresh rhubarb for another try at a coffee cake… I took a recipe I used last summer and modified it hoping beyond hope that it would turn out as well as the last one!  You can check out the original one here at :

Here is my new version that I have named: Joe’s Rhubarb Berry Red Velvet Coffee Cake:

  • Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Yield: 12-15 Servings



  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) red velvet cake mix, divided
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh  or frozen blackberries  (you could substitute any berries)
  • 1/2 cup powered sugar drizzle (milk and powdered sugar)


  • In a large bowl, combine 2/3 cup cake mix and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Add almonds and chocolate chips; set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine the sour cream, eggs and remaining cake mix; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in rhubarb and blackberries by hand. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture on top.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Drizzle powdered sugar mix over cake when cooled.
  • If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely.  Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.
  • Yield: 12-15 servings.

Topping for coffee cake…


Cake Batter mix


Batter mixed…


Cake mix in the dish with crumble on top…


Out of the oven drizzle on top, smells wonderful…


A slice of Red Velvet Heaven!!!



Well I have my Bride’s Seal of Approval, she said Mmmmmmmm, 

This tastes really good!!!

Yes its true, Realtors® can cook and bake!!!  LOL!!!

Until next time enjoy your week, Joe


About Jconowitch

I have spent 36 + years in Stevens County enjoying the many surrounding recreational areas while camping, canoeing, hiking and backpacking. I am married to my high school sweetheart with 2 children, 5 awesome grand kids. I have been actively involved working with many organizations to help children and adults throughout the area, as well as starting the Stevens County Scale Model club with a good friend. If you want to live and raise your family in a fantastic area or find a peaceful area to retire, this is among the best, and I am here to help you make your dreams a reality!
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One Response to Joe’s Latest Coffee Cake Experiment!

  1. Jessica says:

    Looks good!

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