Gluten-Free Blueberry Crumb Cake

A thick, moist, buttery cake with juicy blueberries in every bite + an extra thick layer of brown sugar cinnamon crumb topping. Decadent-tasting and unbelievably delicious, no one will believe it's gluten-free (and nut-free)!

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Gluten-Free Blueberry Crumb Cake

Easy recipe for a scrumptious gluten-free, nut-free Blueberry Crumb Cake!

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So excited for you to try this Gluten-Free Blueberry Crumb Cake! It is perfect for blueberry season!

Based on our New York Style Crumb Cake but packed with juicy blueberries, it is melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

It’s a thick, moist, buttery cake with juicy blueberries in every bite + an extra thick layer of brown sugar cinnamon crumb topping.

Decadent-tasting and unbelievably delicious, no one will believe it’s gluten-free (and nut-free)!

Plus it is an incredibly EASY gluten-free dessert recipe!

Gluten-Free Blueberry Crumb Cake easy gluten-free baking recipe

How to make the Gluten-Free Blueberry Crumb Cake

You will need 14 ingredients in total:

butter or dairy-free butter

brown sugar

cinnamon

sugar

eggs

vanilla extract

lemon zest (not in photo)

gluten-free all purpose flour (with xanthan gum) (we used GFJules, affiliate link)

baking powder

baking soda

salt

sour cream or plain Greek yogurt (we used 0% milkfat Greek yogurt)

powdered or confectioners sugar for sprinkling on top (not in photo) and of course,

blueberries (not in photo)

Gluten-Free Blueberry Crumb Cake easy gluten-free baking recipe

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Back to the Gluten-free Blueberry Crumb Cake…

Gluten-Free Blueberry Crumb Cake easy gluten-free baking recipe

The cake comes together in 7 easy steps, taking about 20 minutes:

  1. Make the Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crumble. Set aside.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar. Add in eggs, vanilla and lemon zest.
  4. Alternately add flour mix and yogurt (or sour cream).
  5. Stir in blueberries.
  6. Add batter to pan.
  7. Top with crumble and bake!

Gluten-Free Blueberry Crumb Cake easy gluten-free baking recipe

Let’s look at the steps more closely.

How make the Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crumble.

The cake comes together so quickly, it is best to make the crumble first and let sit aside covered.

You will need: brown sugar, white granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt  and gluten-free all purpose flour..

It comes together in 3 easy steps:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the sugars, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Add melted butter and combine. These first two steps can be done in the kitchen aid as I did or by hand.
  3. Add flour and using a fork, combine to create coarse crumbs. This step must be done with a fork, not a mixer or you won’t get the crumble effect.

How to make the Gluten-free Blueberry Cake …

The cake batter is basic:

  1. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (the more room temperature the butter, the faster and better it will cream).
  2. Mix in eggs, vanilla and lemon zest.
  3. Then add in the flour and Greek yogurt (or sour cream) alternately.
  4. Then stir in the blueberries; if you use a mixer, just mix once so that the blueberries don’t break.

The batter is gorgeous! It’s thick and creamy and very spreadable.

Now all you do it assemble!

First spread the cake batter into the pan. It will be thick but spreadable.

Pro Tip: Line the baking pan with parchment paper so that you can easily lift the entire cake out of the pan when ready to slice and serve.

Then gently press the crumb topping into the cake.  You want to press it gently so that it really sticks to the cake while it bakes.

Then bake it!

Your kitchen will smell amazing while it bakes!

Let it cool, then sprinkle with powdered or confectioners sugar and slice into it!

Pro Tip: You can sprinkle the sugar any way you like but I put the sugar in a small strainer to get the light even topping.

That’s it!

This Gluten-Free Blueberry Crumb Cake has been a huge hit with all my taste testers!  Such a yummy way to enjoy blueberry season!

The cake is moist and soft, the blueberries add the best juicy flavor and the crumble is soft and decadent tasting…  together, it’s so delicious!

And while the Blueberry Crumb Cake looks impressive with its 2 layers and towering crumble, and it is a simple gluten free baking recipe!

Hope you love it as much as we do!

Gluten-Free Blueberry Crumb Cake easy gluten-free baking recipe

For more Blueberry treats, try:

Blueberry Crumble

The Best Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Tart with Lemon Honey Yogurt Filling

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Gluten-Free Blueberry Crumb Cake

A thick, moist, buttery cake with juicy blueberries in every bite + an extra thick layer of brown sugar cinnamon crumb topping. Decadent-tasting and unbelievably delicious, no one will believe it's gluten-free (and nut-free)!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time52 minutes
Course: Dessert, Cake
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional, Nut-Free
Keyword: easy gluten-free baking, gluten-free dessert recipe, gluten-free crumb cake, gluten-free blueberry crumb cake, gluten-free blueberry recipes
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Equipment

  • 1 8x8 inch baking pan

Ingredients

Crumb Topping

  • ½ cup butter or dairy-free butter, melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teapoon salt
  • cup cup gluten-free all purpose flour with xanthan gum we use GF Jules (affiliate link)

Blueberry Cake

  • ¾ cup butter or dairy-free butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, packed
  • cups gluten-free all purpose flour with xanthan gum we use GF Jules (affiliate link)
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt (we used 0% milkfat) or sour cream
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons powdered sugar for topping

Instructions

Crumb Topping

  • In a medium mixing bowl combine sugars, cinnamon and salt.
  • Add melted butter and mix until well combined and smooth.
  • Add flour and using a fork, combine until creates coarse crumbs. Do not mix with a spoon or mixer, and do not overmix or it will become pasty. Set aside, ideally covered in plastic wrap.

Blueberry Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8x8 inch metal baking pan with parchment paper letting the extra hang over the edges or tuck inside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing in each time.
  • Add in vanilla and lemon zest, and mix to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt with a whisk, fork or pastry cutter.
  • Alternately add and mix in flour mix and yogurt (or sour cream). I do 1/2 flour, then 1/2 yogurt/ sour cream and then remaining 1/2 flour, then 1/2 yogurt/ sour cream. The batter will be thick and smooth.
  • Add in blueberries and stir to combine. If using a mixer, only mix once or twice on low so that they mix in but the blueberries don't break.
  • Spoon batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly.
  • Add crumb topping to the top of the cake batter, pressing gently into the top of the cake batter so it sticks to the cake.
  • Bake 50 minutes, checking at 40-45 minutes and covering loosely with foil for the remaining time if the crumb topping is golden.
  • Let cool in the pan at least 45 minutes - 1 hour before slice.
  • Before slicing and serving, sprinkle with powdered (confectioners) sugar. To get an super even topping of powdered sugar, sprinkle using a small strainer or mesh sieve. Enjoy!

Notes

Store at room temperature for 1-2 days.
Store in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
 
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6 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Blueberry Crumb Cake

  1. Hi Karen. Your recipe looks delicious, can you use regular flour in this receipt also? Or will it change how it comes out?

  2. Hi! I’m SO excited to try this…silly question but I have either a metal 9×9 pan OR a ceramic 8×8 pan…would either of these work? You mentioned using metal and I’m wondering if the cake comes out better in a metal pan… thanks! 🙂

    1. Great question! In general metal pans conduct heat better so things cook more evenly which is helpful with baking. Baking in glass pans requires slightly reduced oven temperature and longer baking time. I would probably use the 9×9 inch metal pan — as it is a pretty thick cake, it might be slightly less thick but not by much. Let me know if you make it.

      1. 5 stars
        I used my 9×9 metal pan and it came out amazing! (Of course since all your recipes are!) I’m trying not to eat the entire cake myself tonight haha. Thank you again for this super easy and super yummy recipe!

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