A Family Recipe: Blueberry Crumb Cake

I'm pretty lucky. Why? Because I married into a family that I truly love and they seem to love me as well. Another reason I'm lucky is because between my family and my husband's family we have a ton of fantastic family recipes! I've been trying to get to more of the family recipes so that I can document them here, and today I'm going to share My Husband's favorite, Blueberry Crumb Cake.
The first time I tried this crumb cake, I believe it was as dessert at Rosh Hashanah one year. It's a moist cake with a nice layer of crumbly-sugary goodness. If you can use fresh blueberries, you really should, even though frozen will work just fine. I love how the blueberries kind of burst with flavor with each forkful of this fantastic dessert! While this is definetely a holiday-worthy dessert you do not have to wait for a special event to enjoy it. I made this over the weekend... just because it sounded good. Sometimes that is all the reason you need.
Anyone who is not too proud to admit that they somtimes eat cake for breakfast, will LOVE this one. Yes, there have been times when I've been more excited about a leftover slice of cake for breakfast than what I should eat. Nope, not afraid to admit it either. Fortunately, I'm able to restrain myself lately... but, with this staring at me, it's very hard to resist!
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My mother-in-law not only gave me the recipe, but the dish to bake it in! She's pretty nice that way, you know? I think this recipe originated with our Aunt Sylvia, but it's so good that many of us have started making it ourselves. This time of year, you can grab blueberries for a pretty good price so why not give it a try yourself?

I'm going to submit this to a lovely blogging event being hosted by my friend over at Grumpy's Honeybunch and The Spiced Life called Family Recipes. I love that the whole idea behind this event is to remember those who shared fantastic recipes with us over the years and to encourage us to document them before they are lost forever. I have many more I need to get added to my blog, and this event is a great motivator! Be sure to head over to The Spiced Life on June 28th to see a full round-up of wonderful recipes!

Blueberry Crumb Cake
Source: Aunt Sylvia & MomK

1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups blueberries (if using frozen, do not defrost

Preheat ove to 375 degrees.

Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg through salt. Then, fold in the blueberries.

Pour into buttered 10-inch quiche pan.

For the topping:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream together butter and sugar. Add flour and cinnamon until combined and crumbly.

Sprinkle over the top of the cake batter in the prepared pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, then bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.
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Aggie said…
Oh I would just love this! I love even more that it is a family recipe. :)
Patsy! I just made an almost identical cake yesterday. I just checked the recipe and the only difference is that the topping amounts are slightly different and i bake mine for a little more time. Funny! Mine is a recipe passed down also. We call ours blueberry buckle. I love this cake.
Ciao Chow Linda said…
I can see why you love that recipe. It looks terrific. It's wonderful that you're trying to document family recipes too.
Maria said…
I am a huge blueberry fan. The cake looks fabulous! I always love family recipes, they are the best!
I just love these kinds of old-fashioned cakes. In fact, I just made my mom's blueberry sweet rolls this morning and have been feeling nostalgic all day.
Katrina said…
This looks fabulous. I love a crumbly topped cake, especially with berries! It looks so buttery and sweet!
Pam said…
I love anything with blueberries - this looks tasty and pretty.
This looks like a delicious crumbcake recipe, and better yet, its from family! (I've missed commenting on your blog for a bit so it's so good to have some time and catch up with all your cooking/baking! :) )
Looks lovely and moist
Shelby said…
I love blueberries! What a great family recipe to have! Thanks for sharing Patsy
Leslie said…
you gotta love famil recipes and she even gave you the pan to cook it in..SCORE!!!!
Your blueberry cake sounds delicious! I am going to make this-and I'm sure that it will be as good for breakfast as any other time! :)
Deborah said…
I can see why this is his favorite - it looks delicious!
This sounds delicious! A farmers' market near where we used to live often had fresh "Blueberry Buckles", which were rectangular cakes that sound a good bit like this one. They were always great!
Thistlemoon said…
This looks fantastic! I am a huge fan of blueberries so this would be something I would love too!
Megan said…
That picture sold me. I'd like to give this old timer a try. Nothing better then a recipe that has been hande down over the ages!
Cate O'Malley said…
Aren't family recipes the best? Looks delicious!
Christy said…
Oh-I love this! It sounds and looks so yummy and I just happen to have some blueberries in my fridge...guess what I'll be baking up tomorrow??? :-)
Cristine said…
Amazing! That looks so good!
Anonymous said…
I am just silly in regard to anything-blueberry, no doubt about that, but the fact that you shared this secret recipe....you are just too gracious, and well of course, everything looks fabulous.
Laura said…
Sorry it took me a while to come check this out. My life is a whirligig right now. But this is perfect! The recipe looks awesome and it is exactly what we are hoping to get. Thanks for participating. (And I got a pic).
Jamie said…
I love anything with blueberry, especially when you add the words crumb cake to it. There is nothing like family recipes to pass down. I'm going to jot this one down and give it a try.
test it comm said…
That crumb cake looks so good!
As I mentioned on twitter to you, Lisa made this with just a slight alteration in the amount of butter. It came out very well. - John
I made this over the past weekend and it was a total hit. I'm blogging about it tomorrow and linking back to you. Thanks so much for this recipe.
Home Security said…
Your blueberry cake sounds delicious!

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