Blueberry crumble cake recipe

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This blueberry crumble cake is great for a special occasion or as a Sunday lunch pudding

Blueberry crumble cake
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Preparation Time25 mins
Cooking Time1 hours
Total Time1 hours 25 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories664 Kcal33%
Sugar54 g60%
Fat26.7 g38%
Saturated Fat3 g15%
Protein9.6 g19%
Carbohydrates96.2 g37%

Bursting with sweet berry flavour - this blueberry crumble cake combines two of our favourite treats.

This blueberry crumble cake has an exciting mix of textures and flavours that promise a real melt-in-your-mouth experience. You've got the golden and crunchy crumble topping (opens in new tab) and soft blueberries with the sweet moist sponge and sharp tang of the fruit. A great alternative for an easy pud after Sunday lunch, it's ready in just under an hour and a half. And gives you 10 tasty slices to tuck into. Finish with some warm custard or even a generous helping of cream.


  • 330g plain flour
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 2½tspn baking powder
  • ½tspn cinnamon
  • 150g blueberries
  • 1 egg
  • 175ml whole milk
  • 80ml vegetable oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Crumble topping:

  • 60g chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 60g Demerera sugar
  • 30g plain flour
  • 100g blueberries
  • 2tbspn vegetable oil




  1. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl then toss the blueberries through the mix.
  2. In a separate bowl beat together the egg, milk, oil and lemon zest.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients onto the dry ingredients and mix until just combined and pour into the prepared tin.
  4. For the topping mix together the nuts, sugar, flour and blueberries and sprinkle over the top of the cake mixture and drizzle the oil over the top.
  5. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a cocktail stick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes then turn out onto a serving plate.

Top tips for making blueberry crumble cake:

We've used fresh blueberries here, but feel free to swap for frozen blueberries (thawed) if you have them to hand instead.

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