Coffee cake is one of those evergreen baked goods that's always a good idea. Think about it. When have you ever turned down a slice of soft and crumbly coffee cake? Likely never. This Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake is no exception. It's always in style and pairs well with any occasion – any time of day.
Much like this Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake, some things never go out of style.
Take the sturdy and sculptural design of the Wishbone Chair, designed by Hans Wegner in 1949. If that segue from food to design seems strange, I'll let you in on a little known fact. I have a degree in Interior Design and worked in the industry early in my career. It was one of my first real passions and continues to be a source of inspiration in my life. Maybe it's no surprise, then, that I apply design principles to my food styling and photography. Design knows no borders.
I took a furniture design course 18 years ago and fell hard and fast for early 20th century Modernism and Mid-Century Modern furniture. I can name pretty much any 20th century piece, tell you when it was designed, and by whom. My interest in interior design may border on obsession, and I'm ok with that.
When the opportunity to work with Eternity Modern came up late last year, I was thrilled! I started designing our new space around two classic pieces over which I've swooned for nearly 2 decades: the Wishbone Chair with its supportive stature and elegant lines and the Womb Chair with its inviting curves and comforting shape.
Incorporating these chairs into our home has cemented the style of our living space. These pieces have become a respite from the chaotic business of daily life. Finding a peaceful moment snuggled up in my customized Womb Chair with a slice Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake has been like a small vacation during this time of lockdown.
Every morning, I pull up a Wishbone Chair and sit with my cup of coffee at a farm table from my Great Grandmother's home. It lived in her farmhouse for 50+ years. My sweet husband lovingly refinished this family heirloom to fit with the aesthetic of our new home. Our 4 Eternity Modern Wishbone Dining Chairs, in the black satin finish, seem destined to be paired together with Grammy's farm table.
Whether it's furniture or baked goods, modern classics have my heart. For me, they evoke a feeling of comfort while simultaneously feeling like a fresh idea. To bring it full circle, my Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake is a fresh, modern take on a comfy, classic coffee cake. It incorporates fresh strawberries and rhubarb into a traditional coffee cake recipe.
Coffee cake is an easy baker that doesn't require much more than a cake pan, a couple of bowls and a spatula.
This soft and tender coffee cake is topped with a bright and zesty mix of roughly chopped strawberries and rhubarb. Then, it's all blanketed in a cozy streusel topping. It bakes up in less than an hour and comes out of the oven with a triple threat of layered loveliness.
The Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake is tender with a slight tanginess thanks to the Greek yogurt.
The strawberry rhubarb layer melts together in a jammy stripe of concentrated fruit flavor. Then, the streusel topping sinks into the fruit layer and adds a textural crumble with warm hints of ginger. The 3 layers work together by design, and they compliment each other beautifully.
Pairing this new Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake recipe with my new furniture in our new home fulfills the nostalgia and comfort for which I've always aspired. You really can't beat a classic.
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