Blueberry Cake with Crumb Topping

This is a recipe I’ve been making for years, but now I have a friend with a blueberry farm (thank heaven!) and thought I should finally write a post to go with the recipe.

Let it be known that I live in a somewhat rural area (less so with each passing year) with its share of farms. Within a 15 minute drive, I can be picking blueberries, or strawberries, or even peaches and that leaves a lot of options for cake or pies, or even cobblers. If I learned how to can fruits, that would probably be a good idea, too.

This blueberry cake is probably the easiest thing to make and only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and 1 hour to bake. Once it’s cooled, my family gobbles it up and I’m sure yours will do the same.

Cake Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (plus 1 teaspoon for blueberries and enough to coat pan)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 stick of butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Crumble Topping Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray a 9-inch loaf pan with no-stick cooking spray and coat lightly with flour.
  3. Combine 2 cups flour and baking powder in medium bowl; set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, add blueberries and coat with 1 teaspoon of flour.  This will keep all the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the cake.
  5. Beat 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and continue beating about 2 minutes. Add vanilla and continue blending.
  6. Starting and ending with the flour mixture, alternately add flour mixture and milk to sugar/butter mixture until just blended.
  7. Remove electric mixer and fold in blueberries, gently. Pour batter into the loaf pan.
  8. In a small bowl, combine all the topping ingredients, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and butter with a fork until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the mixture over batter in loaf pan.
  9. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes then remove from pan and cool completely.

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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
Cake Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (plus 1 teaspoon for blueberries and enough to coat pan)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 stick of butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
Crumble Topping Ingredients
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray a 9-inch loaf pan with no-stick cooking spray and coat lightly with flour.
  3. Combine 2 cups flour and baking powder in medium bowl; set aside.
  4. Place blueberries in a small bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of flour and coat. This will keep the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of your cake.
  5. Beat ½ cup butter and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and continue beating about 2 minutes. Add vanilla and continue blending.
  6. Starting and ending with the flour mixture, alternately add flour mixture and milk to sugar/butter mixture until just blended.
  7. Remove electric mixer and fold in blueberries, gently. Pour batter into the loaf pan.
  8. In a small bowl, combine all the topping ingredients, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and butter with a fork until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the mixture over batter in loaf pan.
  9. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes then remove from pan and cool completely.

4 thoughts on “Blueberry Cake with Crumb Topping Recipe

  1. I love blueberries and this looks amazing. I can’t wait to make it!

  2. This looks delicious! I like that it has real ingredients and stuff that I have on hand or can easily get at my grocery store. Thanks for sharing. My husband’s favorite fruit is blueberries and I know he’d enjoy trying this!

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