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Berry Crumb Cake

berry crumb cake recipeSomething that makes my life a little easier is to take a recipe that I love, and alter it just a bit, and get something entirely new.  This Berry Crumb Cake is based off of my New York Crumb Cake recipe, but it is totally different with the addition of berries.  I used a mixture of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries in this one, but you could use peaches, plums, apricots, anything that you have around.  Something old is new again.

berry crumb cake recipe2 Tablespoons canola oil
4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups mixed berries
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 sticks butter, melted and cooled
confectioners’ sugar

Whisk together 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.  Whisk together the egg, milk, oil and vanilla.  Mix together until the batter comes together.  Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.  Spread the batter evenly in the pan.  Cover the batter with the 2 cups of berries.

berry crumb cake recipe

Add the remaining 2 1/2 cups flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon to a bowl.  Add the butter and mix until it forms large crumbs.

Sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the batter.

berry crumb cake recipeBake in a 325 degree oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Rotate the pan at least once during baking.  When the cake has cooled, dust confectioners’ sugar on top.

Bree Hester

Bree is a food blogger and photographer based out of Carmichael, CA. She lives with her husband and 3 children. Her blog, Baked Bree, is a recipe blog for the home cook who wants to eat well and laugh often.

About Bree

Bree is the founder and writer of, a recipe site that shares her love of cooking, baking, and entertaining with others. launched in February of 2010 as a way to merge Bree’s love of photography with her love of food, and share both with friends and family. Currently, Bree lives in the suburbs of Washington DC with her husband and 3 children.

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  • Pinkprincess111588

    when I made this the crumb topping somehow melted together with the cake so it seemed like there wasnt any crumb topping :( maybe I used too much butter? please help!

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  • Melissa

    Well I made this cake on Sunday for a dinner party and let me tell you it is some kind of good. The only thing is it took 27-30 minutes to cook. Other than that it was so easy and soooo good. Thank you so much for sharing!! A new favorite in our house!

  • Marci@OvercomingBusy

    That looks so good and perfect for summer! Can’t wait to try it!

  • corey

    This looks delish! I need to go get some berries and make this today!

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