Gluten-Free Rhubarb Apple Coffee Cake

Published on May 30, 2020

  by   Kristina Stosek

17 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Serves: 15 squares
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The base of this Gluten-Free Rhubarb Apple Coffee Cake is a buttery crumble topped with a light sponge cake filled with rhubarb and apples. When you combine the two layers, every bite is filled with so much deliciousness. This gluten-free cake is sooo good and moist, with rhubarb and apples throughout.

gluten free rhubarb apple coffee cake

Rhubarb’s Tartness and Apple’s Sweetness

Rhubarb stalks taste like green apples, and when raw, they are very sour. Apples are sweet and go hand in hand with the tart rhubarb. When rhubarb is cooked, it tastes sweeter and makes for a delicious dessert.

The Versatile Rhubarb: A Springtime Gem

Rhubarb is one of the earliest crops in the spring and is a vegetable. It looks similar to celery, and the colors vary from crimson red, light pink, or mostly green. The taste of the rhubarb is not usually affected by the color.

Enhancing Desserts with Vibrant Colors

The various colors of this vegetable make this desserts look pretty. In this rhubarb apple coffee cake, I used red and pink colors, my favorite. 

More rhubarb and apple recipes to explore:

Gluten-Free Blueberry Rhubarb Muffins

10 Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Apple Recipes

gluten free rhubarb apple coffee cake

The Health Benefits of Rhubarb and Apple Coffee Cake

As per American Institute for cancer, rhubarb is a low-calorie vegetable and is an excellent source of vitamin K. Half a cup of rhubarb provides more than one-third of recommended dietary intake of vitamin K. This vegetable is also known for its powerful antioxidant properties and fiber. Add the apples to the mix, and this coffee cake has many health benefits.


Honoring Family Traditions

I must confess this recipe originated in my grandmother’s kitchen, and I always have fond memories enjoying this cake. To make this coffee cake, I followed my grandmother’s recipe, except I made it using gluten-free ingredients. The rhubarb apple coffee cake turned out exactly the same as I remember it, so good!

Do you need more breakfast recipes? Check out our selection of  favorite gluten-free coffee cakes and muffins for breakfast.

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so happy to hear, thank you

Jo Jo

The best rhubarb coffee cake ever!!! And so easy :-) Thank you for sharing

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