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A piece of Blueberry Crumb Cake on a pretty china plate.
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Blueberry Crumb Cake

Sweet and old-fashioned, Blueberry Crumb Cake is always a delicious and comforting addition to your breakfast or brunch menu.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 456kcal



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 heaping teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Crumb Topping

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- to 10-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

For the cake:

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer, cream together the softened butter and sugar for two or three minutes. Add egg, vanilla, and lemon zest. Beat another minute or two, or until well combined. Add flour, a little at a time, alternating with buttermilk, beating just until each addition is incorporated. Using a wooden spoon, gently fold in the blueberries. Batter will be thick. Transfer batter to prepared baking dish.

For the crumb topping:

  • Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl with a pastry blender or fork.. When it is well mixed, work the mixture between your hands until it begins to hold together. Crumble it up and sprinkle it over the top of cake batter.
  • Bake for 40  to 45 minutes. Remove from oven when center appears to be set and crumb topping is golden brown. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes before slicing and serving.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 589IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg