Blueberry Cake with Crumb Topping Recipe

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.

Blueberry cake recipe

Blueberry Cake with Crumb Topping Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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
  • 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

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. 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.
    6. Add vanilla and continue blending.
    7. Starting and ending with the flour mixture, alternately add flour mixture and milk to sugar/butter mixture until just blended.
    8. Remove electric mixer and fold in blueberries, gently. Pour batter into the loaf pan.
    9. In a small bowl, combine all the topping ingredients, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and butter with a fork until it resembles coarse crumbs.
    10. Sprinkle the mixture over batter in a loaf pan.
    11. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes then remove from pan and cool completely.


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5 Comments

  1. 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!

    1. I love being able to use what I have on hand when I make recipes and the fresh berries make all the difference. Enjoy!

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