Blackberry Crumb Coffee Cake

Blackberry Crumb Coffee Cake@NancyCreative.com

Crumb-topped coffee cakes are my favorite kind. That’s why I wanted to try this recipe–it’s actually a blueberry coffee cake recipe, but I substituted the blackberries I had recently picked. I doubled the original recipe so I could make it in a 9 x 13″ pan, but when it came to the topping, I doubled it twice because the original topping amounts seemed a little small. I’m glad I did that, because the topping ended up being just right–not too heavy and not too light.

The top of this crumble-covered coffee cake is a little bumpy, just so you know what to expect, and inside it’s moistened by the juicy blackberries and small chunks of cream cheese that are stirred into the batter. It’s great for a summer breakfast or brunch and a great way to use your blackberries!

BLACKBERRY CRUMB COFFEE CAKE by NancyC, adapted from Taste of Home

Makes a 9 x 13″ pan

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Half & Half (light cream)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries (or you can substitute blueberries)
  • 6 ounces of cream cheese, cut into small cubes (measure from an 8-ounce block, or use two 3-0unce packages)

For the Crumb Topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into small pieces

Preheat oven to 375˚F. Grease a 9 x 13″ baking pan; set aside.

In large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs; set aside.

In medium size bowl, combine 2 cups of the flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to creamed butter mixture alternately with Half & Half and milk.

In another medium size bowl, toss blackberries with remaining 1/4 cup of flour. Stir the blackberries and cubes of cream cheese into batter (batter will be thick). Spoon batter into prepared 9 x 13″ baking pan.

For topping, in a small bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 375˚F for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack, then cut into squares and serve.

Note: If using frozen blackberries (or blueberries), use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.

Blackberry Crumb Coffee Cake II @ NancyCreative.com

Fresh blackberries taste great in so many things! I still have a few more blackberry recipes I’ll be posting soon! Have you tried any good blackberry recipes this summer?

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33 thoughts on “Blackberry Crumb Coffee Cake

    1. nancyc Post author

      This was the first time I had tried a blackberry crumb cake and it worked well–another way to use those blackberries! 🙂

      Reply
  1. Kaila

    Yum! I actually just went blackberry picking this week! I love picking my own because they are all so juicy. It’s awesome how you used the blackberries to keep the inside moist and provides a contrast to the crumble. I can’t wait to see your future blackberry creations as well.

    Thank you so much for bringing this crumble to the fiesta this week! Happy FF, and have a fabulous weekend!! 🙂

    Reply
    1. nancyc Post author

      Thanks, Kaila! I love picking blackberries too–actually all kinds of berries! There’s nothing like baking with fresh-picked berries! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Shari

    I can’t believe you get cream cheese in this, too! Yum! As if blackberries and crumbs weren’t enough. 🙂 This sounds amazing, Nancy!

    Reply
  3. Carlee

    Yum! I am glad you did more crumb topping too, that looks perfect! I love the idea of having little cubes of cream cheese in there too.

    Reply
  4. tiffanythdtl12

    MMmmm, crumb-topped coffee cakes are my favorites, too, and this one looks delicious! I’m looking forward to trying this recipe out. Thanks for sharing at the Merry Monday Link Party!

    Reply
  5. Miz Helen

    Your Blackberry Crumb Coffee Cake looks fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    Reply
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