Blueberry Crumb Cake

This berry packed blueberry crumb cake is the perfect addition to your summer dessert menu. Who doesn’t love cake, sweet blueberries and crunchy topping.

Blueberry Crumb Cake by Nutmeg Nanny

I have been a bit obsessed with blueberries lately. Honestly, how can you not love them? They are really good for you and research has shown that a serving of fresh blueberries provides more antioxidant activity than many other fresh fruits and vegetables. One cup of blueberries has only 81 calories and 30% of your daily recommended vitamin C intake. Oh and the best thing about this super healthy food is that they taste great too!

I have been wanting to try Ina Garten’s (Barefoot Contessa) Blueberry Crumb Cake for awhile now. Since I had some of these lovely berries I decided it was high time I finally made the recipe. It turned out fantastic and full of flavor.

Blueberry Crumb Cake by Nutmeg Nanny

The cake is very moist and had a light lemon flavor because of the added lemon zest. The blueberries were like little blue jewels strewn throughout the moist lemony cake. The crumb topping was honestly my favorite part. Once I pulled the cake out of the oven I couldn’t stop eating little bits off the top of the cake. It was crunchy and flavorful and not overly sweet.

Looking for even more delicious blueberry recipes? Try my Blueberry Lemon Curd Dutch BabyBlueberry Lemon Ricotta Olive Oil CakeBlueberry Lemon Thyme Muffins or my Blueberry Fritter Cake


Blueberry Crumb Cake

This berry packed blueberry crumb cake is the perfect addition to your summer dessert menu. Who doesn't love cake, sweet blueberries and crunchy topping.

Yield: 9 inch cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 65 minutes


Crumb Topping:

  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1-1/3 cup all-purpose flour


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 extra large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • Powdered sugar for dusting, optional

Source: Ina Garten


For the Crumb Topping:
Combine the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Stir in the melted butter and then the flour. Mix well and set aside.

For the Cake:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9-inch round baking pan.

Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on high speed for 4 to 5 minutes, until light.

Reduce the speed to low and add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla, lemon zest, and sour cream.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture to the batter until just combined. Fold in the blueberries and stir with a spatula to be sure the batter is completely mixed.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and spread it out with a knife. With your fingers crumble the topping evenly over the batter.

Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool completely and serve sprinkled with confectioners sugar.

22 Responses to “Blueberry Crumb Cake”

  1. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — July 9, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    This cake looks wonderful! Ina’s recipes are great… and yours looks perfect!

    • Debbie replied: — July 9th, 2009 @ 1:52 pm

      Looks delicious! I love Ina’s recipes!

  2. #
    Donna — July 9, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    I know what Im making with the blueberries in my fridge. Thanks!!

  3. #
    Reeni — July 9, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    It sounds like you love blueberries as much as I do! A kindred spirit. This crumb cake looks amazing! I’m so jealous – I wish I had some for dessert right now.

  4. #
    Nicole — July 10, 2009 at 9:10 am

    This would hit the spot right about now!

  5. #
    zoe — July 10, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    ah yes…moist juicy blueberry crumb cake. I would like one with a glass of milk, please. Right now, thank you.

  6. #
    Melissa — July 10, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Yummy, I will have some with milk too!

  7. #
    girlichef — July 10, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Oh my goodness…do you deliver? I would love a big ole slice of this 🙂

  8. #
    burpexcuzme — July 10, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Oh my God…that is some gorgeous looking crumble on top…that’s the best part, to me!

  9. #
    junglefrog — July 11, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Unfortunately the blueberries we have here for some reason are really not that good. Watery and pretty tasteless most of the time, so therefore I am not so fond of them! I do like your recipe though. Looks delicious!

  10. #
    Little Michelle — July 11, 2009 at 5:41 am

    Awesome site. Keep up the great work!

  11. #
    zerrin — July 11, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I adore that crumble on top and the purple color blinking from inside. Just perfect! We don’t have blueberries here in Turkey, but I think I can substitute it with blackberries or sour cherry.

  12. #
    Karine — July 11, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Wowow that crumb cake must be amazing with fresh blueberries!

  13. #
    Blond Duck — July 11, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    I wish we could get fresh ones…sigh.

  14. #
    sunnymum — July 12, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    What a nice tribute to the blueberry! I am so excited as the blue season is starting around here. That cake looks very yummy!

  15. #
    Cate O'Malley — July 12, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Haven’t met an Ina recipe yet that I haven’t liked – the crumb cake looks great!

  16. #
    Aimee — July 13, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Looks like my kind of cake!!

  17. #
    megan — July 13, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    That looks delicious! Love blueberries and Ina Garten! I’m bummed I missed your giveaway. I was gone for a week and I’m a day late and a dollar short. 🙁

  18. #
    alice — July 16, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    3 words, Oh My Gosh!!

  19. #
    mrssnell — July 16, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    As much as I love berries, the blueberry is just not a flavor I can do. I don’t even like blueberry scented candles. The beloved mountain man, on the other hand, is a blueberry nut and they happen to be on sale right now at our local grocery stores.
    I’m sure he’ll thank you for this recipe just as soon as his mouth is not quite so stuffed full of blueberry crumb cake. LOL

  20. #
    Sprouted Kitchen — July 18, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    first off, love Ina 🙂 second, great pictures, i really want a piece!


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