Best Berry Crumble Cake

Best Berry Crumble Cake

Best Berry Crumble Cake

I can not say enough wonderful things about this berry crumble cake. It is light and fluffy but packed with flavor. Well-balanced cake flavored with sour cream and lemon zest. Blueberries and strawberries layers in the cake provide beautiful color and keep the cake moist. The crumble topping adds a crunchy texture to this delicious cake. The crumble topping has a small amount of cinnamon which helps bring out the wonderful lemon flavor in the cake.

Best Berry Crumble Cake

Baking this cake is very easy and does not require waiting for the butter to soften as it uses a neutral oil. The wonderful fragrance from the cinnamon, lemon and fruit fill your kitchen with a gorgeous aroma as the cake bakes in the oven.

This is a great cake to make for family, drop off the neighbors, or bring for dessert. Very light and soft structure (and it is made with fruit which makes it healthy, right?).

Best Berry Crumble Cake

How to make Berry Cake?

Whisk together eggs and oil. Add sugar, sour cream, vanilla, lemon zest and juice, and dry ingredients.

Layer a greased cake pan with half the cake batter. Top with a layer of fresh blueberries. Layer with the rest of the cake batter and top with halved strawberries (cut side down). Top with the crumble topping and bake for an hour.

Best Berry Crumble Cake

How to make a Crumble Topping?

Streuselkuchen, also known in English-speaking countries as crumb cake, is a German specialty. A crumble topping is usually made with sugar, butter and flour is a ratio of 1:1:2.

This crumble topping is specifically made with a 2:1:2 ratio to allow for a lighter crumble which will not weight down the light cake structure.

Best Berry Crumble Cake

How to Store Berry Crumble Cake?

This is a great cake to make the night before. the fruit help the cake stay moist and not dry out.

However, as it does have fresh fruit, store the cake covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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Best Berry Crumble Cake

Berry Crumble Cake

  • Author: hungrygirlinqueens
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 80 minutes
  • Yield: 810 servings 1x
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Cake


Light and delicious berry crumble cake made with fresh blueberries, strawberries, lemon, sour cream and cinnamon.




  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup  granulated sugar
  • 8 oz sour cream 
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 medium lemon zest and juice
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 4 oz fresh blueberries
  • 8 oz fresh strawberries, halfed


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of butter, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and oil.
  3. Add sugar and whisk.
  4. Add sour cream and whisk.
  5. Add vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice and mix with spatula.
  6. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, cornflour and salt and combine with spatula.
  7. In a small bowl, combine flour, softened butter, sugar and cinnoman and combine with a fork to make crumble topping.
  8. Grease and line spring-form pan.
  9. Pour half the cake batter into the baking pan.
  10. Layer the batter with a layer of blueberries.
  11. Top the blueberries with rest of the cake batter.
  12. Top with halfed (cut side down) strawberries in an even layer.
  13. Top with crumble topping evenly.
  14. Place baking pan in the oven and bake with 45-55 minutes.
  15. Let it cool before you slice and serve.

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