Sunday, June 5, 2011

Peach Rhubarb Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

The children of one of my son's came to spend the Sabbath with us.  Since, I am recuperating, they brought the entire meal, with them and they were here, to take the stress off of me, and do the serving, preparation, clearing and basically what I should not, yet do.

No self respecting Bubby (grandma) allows her grandchildren to visit without baking so despite my limitations, I did just that.  With hubby, on hand, to get the bowls and put the baked goods , in the oven, I went to work and made two quick recipes that we all love, chocolate chip cookies and one of Dorie's brownies.  I used a better chocolate in the brownies and I admit, it makes a difference.  These were the best brownies and I will blog them at My Sweet and Savory for Monday 's Baking with Dorie.

I had the kids covered although they brought cinnamon rolls with them so we were well-desserted (yes, I made up that word.)  Hubby had a delicious new muffin to eat but I felt badly for him so, again with his help, I made this rhubarb-peach cream cheese coffee cake.  The rhubarb was not sweet enough and next time, I would use strawberries or blueberries with the peaches.

Rhubarb-Peach Cream Cheese Coffee Cake  (adapted from Taste of Home)


Start Pouring Cheese on Top.
  • 3 tablespoons margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided  (1/2 and 1/4)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons egg substitute, divided
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1/2 cup cut-up frozen rhubarb
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese


In a large bowl, beat margarine and 1/2 cup sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. 
Beat in 1/4 cup egg substitute, lemon peel and vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to margarine mixture alternately with buttermilk.
Pour into a 9-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with berries. 
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until fluffy. Beat in remaining egg substitute. Pour over berries.  
Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. 
Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. 
Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. 
Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings. 

Making it with Allie!

Sweet Indulgences Sunday

This Week's Cravings


  1. What are you recuperating from, Chaya? I had no idea you were ill. Hope you are on the mend!
    Sweet of your grandchildren to bring dinner.
    Yes, rhubarb needs a lot of sugar....and I do like your coffeecake. Peaches are delicious!

  2. Rhubarb and peaches - what a great combination! I hope you're feeling better - take care of yourself!

  3. I've never tasted rhubarb but I do love peaches. Your cake looks wonderful and I know I would love it. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  4. That looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  5. Chaya, either my computer is doing something funky, or your blog has a new look! Either way, I love it! And, this dessert looks really tasty!

  6. I like your new word! And this coffee cake looks amazing! I like the topping you poured over it. And you're recuperating? Hope it's nothing too serious and all is well! Sending a big HUG your way!

  7. This looks like a really nice use of rhubarb too. And so timely for Shavuot! Make sure you keep resting. The kids can manage without your baked goods for a bit (maybe!). :)

  8. Yum! Your coffee cake looks so good! Thanks for sharing.

  9. You are SUCH a lovely Grandma, Chaya! I'm sorry you're still in some pain and hope you fully recover very soon. :-)

  10. Thanks for linking to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS, next Monday is Father's Day Favorite Recipes, hope to see you linking up again!

  11. i don't know what rhubarb is until now (poor me) but we do love peaches...this sounds like a perfect one, love to try. thanks for sharing your recipe! btw, hope you're doing well now. have a great week! :)

  12. Just getting around to visiting the links from Tea Party Tuesday..this is so unique and looks wonderful! I love this..hope to see you back in the future.


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