Easy Blueberry Crumb Cake Recipe

Easy Blueberry Crumb Cake Recipe


This Blueberry Crumb Cake is an easy cake filled with fresh blueberries, covered in a crumb topping. Every bite will make you go back for more! It’s just as good as this Skillet Blueberry Crisp, too!

Cake, blueberries, and a crumb topping - perfect for coffee or tea!

It’s that time of year for blueberries! 

Or actually, blueberry anything is delicious all year long.
I especially like having them for breakfast in my pancakes. 
There’s just something about these little blue fellas that make that meal so much better!

Blueberry Lemon Bread, Blueberry Banana Bread, Baked Blueberry Waffles, Baked Blueberry Oatmeal.
You can even add them to your cornmeal muffins, French toast, and even make a delicious blueberry ginger galette for dessert to wow your friends and family.
See, I told you I loved them!

SAVE THIS BLUEBERRY CRUMB CAKE RECIPE TO YOUR FAVORITE PINTEREST BOARD!

A slice of Blueberry Crumb Cake.

Not only are blueberries delicious for breakfast, but we all know they ROCK for dessert, too!
I always love a good blueberry pie, especially topped with a scoop of ice cream or even a dollop of this stabilized whipped cream.

But did you know that you can have NO BAKE blueberry pie, too?
That’s right, you don’t even have to turn the oven on when it’s hot outside!
And they make these blueberry cherry mini crumb pies pretty delicious as well.

An easy cake recipe with fresh blueberries.

What do I need to make this Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake?

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar – for both the cake and crumb topping
  • light brown sugar – again for the cake as well as the topping
  • egg
  • pure vanilla extract
  • sour cream
  • fresh blueberries

Cake with blueberries and a crumb topping.

How do I make this Blueberry Cake?

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F, and prepare a 9 X 9-inch baking pan by lining it with parchment or with butter and flour.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix both sugars and flour together with a fork for the crumb topping. Using a pastry cutter, mix in the chilled butter and combine until a coarse meal forms.
  3. In another medium bowl for the cake, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter. Add both the brown sugar and granulated sugar then beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix well.
  6. Pour in half of the flour mixture, beating until just combined. 
  7. Add half the sour cream and beat till just mixed. 
  8. Add remaining flour and sour cream following same steps as above. 
  9. Pour into prepared cake pan.
  10. Evenly spread the fresh blueberries over the top and slightly press them down into the batter.
  11. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the entire top of the cake.
  12. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

A fork sinking into a blueberry crumb cake.

This recipe was slightly adapted from Gale Gand’s cookbook, Chocolate & Vanilla.

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As my daughter remarked, this tasted like a square blueberry muffin.
The sour cream really gave it a nice flavor and kept it moist.
And those fresh blueberries…mmm…mmm…mmm.
It was quite delicious!

A slice of blueberry cake with crumb topping.

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Blueberry Crumb Cake

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This Blueberry Crumb Cake is an easy cake filled with fresh blueberries, covered in a crumb topping. Every bite will make you go back for more!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Blueberry Crumb Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 456kcal
Author Lynne

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Crumb Topping

  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter chilled

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 9-inch square pan or line it with parchment paper.

Cake

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the 2 cups of flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter. Add both sugars and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add half the dry ingredients and mix until just barely combined. Add half the sour cream and mix until barely combined. Add remaining flour, mix, and then remaining sour cream. Mix until smooth.
  • Pour batter into the prepared cake pan.  
  • Sprinkle the blueberries evenly over the top. Gently press them down into the batter so that they're slightly embedded.

Crumb Topping

  • in a medium bowl, mix together the flour and both sugars. Add the chilled butter and with a pastry cutter or two forks, mix until a coarse meal is formed.
  • Sprinkle the crumb topping over the blueberries. 
  • Bake 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cool before serving. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 746IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg

When I first made this during my original 365 Days of Baking, I rated everything I baked on a scale of 1-4 with 1 being the worst and 4 being the best.
This Blueberry Crumb Cake earned 3½ rolling pins. 
It was a definite hit among all family members and still remains one today.

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