Blueberry Sour Cream Crumb Cake

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
This Blueberry Sour Cream Crumb Cake is a totally delightful way to enhance an already fabulous coffee cake by adding fruit to it and that's what this recipe is all about fruits, and crumb cakes.

Crumb cakes are an all-time favorite with a yummy topping on cakes or muffins and you can do both with this one delicious batter in this recipe.

A tender cake with sour cream, using easy simple pantry ingredients and any kinds of fruit you like not just blueberries!

We happen to be big blueberry fans so do try our muffins grilled, recipe, and we always make sour cream blueberry bars, blueberry flan, and blueberry lemon loaf bread all year long while they are in season!

If you want a delicious breakfast coffee cake or muffin you just found the perfect recipe right here everyone loves this addicting and yummy cinnamon topping.

This simple basic recipe is so versatile, can be made all year long with whatever seasonal fruits are available from berries to apples in fall.

The cake-like quick bread is really a combination of both, a heavier cake but perfect in any pan you decide to bake the recipe in.

Scroll down to get this printable recipe.

Easy and Homemade Scratch Cake Steps

These are simple steps and proven to be effective for years by just combining wet and dry ingredients gently for the best results.

Over mixing will ruin the tenderness of the cake/quick bread, so please read the recipe before starting to mix the ingredients together.

Blueberries are placed on top with the crumb topping to ensure a delicate tender cake before baking and not folded in the batter.

how to make blueberry crumb cake with sour cream

Ingredients You Will Need To Make

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  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • egg
  • sugar
  • butter
  • baking soda
  • sour cream
  • blueberries or other fruit washed and blot dry with a paper towel
  • Top with this mixture below:
  • granulated sugar
  • cinnamon
  • flour
  • butter

this is a blueberry crumb cake in a rectangular pan cut in a slice to show the inside


  • use parchment paper to line pans is a best practice for us
  • keep the cake in the refrigerator to prevent mold on any fruits lightly covered
  • use the toothpick method in the center to make sure it's finished baking
  • use any sized small baking dish
  • recipe can be doubled
  • always wash and blot fruit dry first before adding
  • use softened butter for the topping not melted
  • if the crumb mixture is too soft then add more flour not sugar
  • the muffins taste terrific grilled with butter
  • the crumb topping can be left off for a plain cake of muffin
  • the cake is great served with whipped cream

blueberry crumb cake muffins

Fruit Substitution Suggestions

  1. Diced Mango
  2. Chopped Apples
  3. Diced Fresh Cherries
  4. Diced Peaches
  5. Chopped Pears
  6. Raspberries
  7. Blackberries
  8. Strawberries chopped

fresh blueberries on a paper towel

Tools You Will Need

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Paper towels
  • Cupcake/muffin tins or baking cake pan
  • Cooking spray
  • Ice cream scoop if making muffins

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Trying Other Fruits

These cake or muffins are great with so many fruits but remember to always blot the fruit dry to avoid discoloration in the batter and make it dense and not cook correctly.

These also freeze well, just place them on a cookie sheet, freeze solid and place in freezer bags.

If you're making muffins instead use a muffin pan without liners and always put the fruits on top not folded in.

Let me know how you like the recipe, hope all my tips helped, I would love to hear your comments.

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Blueberry Sour Cream Crumb Cake

Blueberry Sour Cream Crumb Cake

This is a basic batter for crumb cake using fruit and a fabulous crumb topping that's great all year long, today's feature is blueberry sour cream!
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 35 Min


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup butter) softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of blueberries (or other diced fruit suggestions see below):
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3  cup brown sugar 
  • 8 tablespoons salted butter softened
  • 1- 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon or more to taste
  • Mix together until crumbly then set aside to top cake batter or muffins before baking.
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, raisins, or a mixture added to the fruit suggestions
  • Diced Mango
  • Chopped Apples
  • Diced Fresh Cherries
  • Diced Peaches
  • Chopped Pears
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare your pan either with a 12 x 7 rectangular pan, muffin pan, square 9 x 9, or similar in a sized pan with parchment paper or oil sprayed.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, place all wet ingredients in the bowl and mix them together.
  4. In another bowl add all the dry and whisk to combine evenly.
  5. Slowly add all the dry and mix with wet ingredients until a thick batter is evenly blended do not over mix the batter.
  6. Place batter in a prepared pan.
  7. Top with fruit and topping mix.
  8. Bake in 350 preheated hot oven until brown around 25 minutes. 
  9. Use the toothpick method in the middle to check for completed baking.

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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2011. It was edited and re-published in 2021.


  1. Looks yummy! I love blueberry muffins!e

  2. I love blueberries. For me blueberry muffins are even more good than chocolate ones. Yours are amazing dear. What a big temptation ^__^ Bye, have a great we

  3. This looks like the lightest, fluffiest muffin. Ever.

  4. Your blueberry muffin looks so moist and delicious :)

  5. I agree with Belinda, these are so light and airy! They look delicious Claudia!

  6. These look fabulous Claudia! I love how you captured the cinnamon/sugar topping!

  7. OH WOW! Those look absolutely heavenly!

  8. What a great photo Claudia! These muffins must have been so moist with that creme fraiche!

  9. Ohmigoodness! I love any sweet with sour cream. So yummy and moist. Thanks so much for sharing! Definitely bookmarking this one :)

  10. These sound like the perfect thing for our Sunday morning breakfast. Thanks for another wonderful recipe, Claudia.

  11. Hey this seems to be turning into a blueberry muffin competition :) Seriously they look so good - I am going to have to try this recipe out when our blueberries finally get here. The late summer is delaying everything this year.

  12. They look really yummy!Love your presentation!!!

  13. Hi Claudia,

    These look lovely and well described. Particularly like the blueberries & cinnamon topping - very nice!

  14. this looks fabulously delicious Claudia
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  15. I'll bet these muffins were incredibly moist and delicate. I've been longing to make some blueberry muffins, but dare not since I'd eat them all. Thank heavens I ate the last of them with some cereal or I'd probably be pulling out the mixing bowl right now.

  16. These blueberry muffins look so yummy and the texture is perfect with creme fraiche, nice.

  17. now what is not to like about these and with all the going-ons...oh yeah baby, I could down several of theses

  18. Dear Claudia, I haven't had breakfast yet and when I turned to your blog I said, "Oh my!". I would love one of those with my coffee! Don't you wish we all lived close to each other? It would be so wonderful. Blessings, Catherine xo

  19. Such amazing muffins so light, fluffy, and amazing with all the heavenly ingredients, my most favorite...fresh blueberries.
    Super great recipe, and gorgeous photos, as well:DDD

    BTW-thanks for reminding me that I only have the google sign in. I changed it to open ID now, so you will be able to sign in to comment.
    Google is still a problem on my blog, but I at least can sign in to my blog with my Fire Fox account sign in. Sorry you were having problems commenting on my blog. Hopefully it works, now!

  20. I bet that is the most amazing muffin you have ever had!! Oh my goodness... so moist, so delicious... I need to have these!!

  21. mmmmm mmmm looks delicious and blue berry muffins are one of my fav!

  22. Ciao Claudia! I would've done the same thing you did! These muffins look fantastic and I will be making them next week for breakfast one day:)

  23. Claudia, I often think I'd like to come live at your house... or at least next door. These muffins are stunning! Thanks for linking up to Friday Potluck!

  24. These certainly do look amazing, and so, love that bottom shot :)
    Hugs and hope you are having a great weekend :)

  25. These look fantastic! Moist, light and delicious!

  26. Great recipe and pictures. I love coming to your blog.

  27. How positively delectable my dear! I can almost smell their lovely aroma from here!

  28. These look amazing! I love blueberry muffins :)

  29. I love how you added BOTH of the creams to make these super moist and creamy! Since blueberries are now in season, and blueberry muffins are my all time favorite muffin, I'm going to put this on my "to make" list!

  30. Creme fraiche makes all the difference and is totally worth the extra bang for your buck! So perfect for blueberry muffins! YUM!

  31. I love that you suggest using different fruit on top of these muffins, it's a great way to switch them up each time whilst keeping the original recipe elements intact in these muffins. I love how soft the sour cream makes them

  32. Your Blueberry sour creme muffins will be so moist and delicious! Hope you are having a really good week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  33. Made this for brunch last weekend and it was a huge hit with my friends. Moist and delicious!

  34. I love blueberries! And in cake even better! This looks and sounds delcious! I can't wait to try it out.

  35. So perfect with a cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk!

  36. Yum!!!!! I LOVE Blue berries and this looks amazing!! I will be trying this one very soon.

  37. I love anything with blueberries and this cake looks amazing. So light and fluffy.

  38. Needed something sweet to cure my sweet tooth and this did not disappoint! So light and fluffy; easily, my new favorite dessert!

  39. I'm totally in for this blueberry crumb cake for breakfast!

  40. This was so easy to make, and I love how fluffy the sour cream makes it! Such a great way to enjoy the blueberries of the season.

  41. This crumb cake was surprisingly easy to make even though I'm not a baker! It was light and moist and great with my coffee this afternoon!


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