Rhubarb Platz

Platz is a traditional Mennonite coffee cake (the name is German in origin). Serve this as a coffee cake, or it  is also a yummy dessert, served with scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Rhubarb Platz
 
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Serves: 1 9x13" cake
Ingredients
Cake:
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
Filling:
  • 4 cups chopped rhubarb
  • ½ cup white sugar
Topping:
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • ⅓ cup butter
Instructions
Cake:
  1. In a medium bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly.
  2. Beat egg and combine with milk. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the egg mixture all at once. Stir to make a soft dough.
  3. Spread in a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Filling:
  1. In a large bowl toss rhubarb with sugar. Spoon fruit over top of batter.
Topping:
  1. In a small bowl or food processor combine sugar and flour. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Sprinkle the topping over the rhubarb. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 45 to 50 minutes. Serve warm.

 

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