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Berry Crumb Cake Recipe

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 48 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Must-try Berry Crumb Cake Recipe with a buttery crunchy topping, juicy layer of strawberries, blueberries and blackberries and a soft, airy cake. This crumb cake rises beautifully and looks stunning. No one has to know it was SUPER EASY. One of our top easy cake recipes! | natashaskitchen.com
Berry Crumb Cake Recipe has a buttery crunchy topping, juicy layer of strawberries, blueberries and blackberries and a soft, airy cake. The crumb cake rises beautifully and looks stunning. No one has to know it was SUPER EASY!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy/Medim
Cost to Make: $8-$10 (varies by season)
Keyword: Crumb Cake
Calories: 288 kcal
Servings: 12 slices

Ingredients

Ingredients for Berry Cake:

  • 1/4 cup light olive oil 70 ml
  • 3 large eggs room temp
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 200 gr
  • 2 cups grams all-purpose flour measured correctly
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest from 1 large lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup seltzer water or club soda (100ml)
  • 10 oz mixed berries 2 cups*

Ingredients for Crumb Topping:

Instructions

How to Make Berry Crumb Cake Recipe:

  1. Prep: Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line the bottom of a springform pan with a ring of parchment paper. Grease sides lightly with butter.

  2. In a large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer (or stand mixer), beat together eggs and sugar on high speed 5 minutes until thick. Stir in 1/4 cup olive oil.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Add 1/2 flour mixture to the batter, mixing on low speed just until incorporated.
  4. Stir in 1 Tbsp lemon zest and 1 tsp vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, add 1/3 cup club soda, mixing until incorporated.

  5. Add remaining 1/2 of flour mixture, transfer to prepared pan and even out the top with a spatula. Place berries somewhat evenly over the top.

How to Make Crumb Topping & Assembly:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the crumble topping ingredients. Rub the butter and flour together with your finger tips to create crumbs. Bake 45-50 min. until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Ours was perfect at 48 min and be sure not to over-bake or the cake will turn out dry.

Recipe Notes

*For the berries, we used a combination of hulled and halved strawberries, whole blueberries and blackberries