Blackberry Cream Cheese Crumb Cake Recipe

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Lydia Published: March 20, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Blackberry Cream Cheese Crumb Cake

This soft and buttery concoction is the ultimate crumb cake lover’s dream. Layered with the unfathomably delectable combo of cream cheese and blackberries.

Preparation: 35 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes



  • ½cupunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • 1cupgranulated sugar,divided
  • 2large eggs,at room temperature
  • 2tsppure vanilla extract
  • ½cupfull fat sour cream,at room temperature
  • 1⅓cupsall purpose flour,spoon & leveled
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspbaking doda
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1cupblackberries,fresh or frozen, do not thaw
  • 8ozcream cheese,softened to room temperature, one block

For the Crumb Topping:

  • cupbrown sugar,dark or light, packed
  • ½cupall purpose flour,spoon & leveled
  • tspground cinnamon
  • 3tbspunsalted butter,cold and cubed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and lightly flour a 9 or 10-inch springform pan.


  1. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and ¾ cup of granulated sugar together on high speed until creamy and combined for about 2 minutes.

  2. At medium-high speed, add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and sour cream. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.

  3. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Turn the mixer on low speed and beat until completely combined. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, fold in the blackberries.

  4. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Set aside.

  5. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and remaining ¼ cup of granulated sugar together until combined. Spoon and spread over cake batter. Set aside.

Crumb Topping:

  1. Combine the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon together in a medium bowl. Cut in the chilled butter with a pastry blender or two forks until the mixture resembles pea sized crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over cream cheese layer.

  2. Bake the cake for 60 to 65 minutes or until it no longer jiggles in the center. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out mostly clean.

  3. Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing and serving.

  4. Slice and serve. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


  • Calories: 414.98kcal
  • Fat: 23.95g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.07g
  • Trans Fat: 0.52g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.21g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.22g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.48g
  • Fiber: 1.59g
  • Sugar: 26.63g
  • Protein: 5.56g
  • Cholesterol: 101.69mg
  • Sodium: 200.82mg
  • Calcium: 93.96mg
  • Potassium: 122.70mg
  • Iron: 1.57mg
  • Vitamin A: 227.66µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.14mg
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