German cake

German Blueberry Cake

Celebrate with my German Blueberry Cake – a delightful twist on the classic apple version, specially crafted for my husband's birthday. Indulge in the sweet union of German tradition and juicy blueberry bliss. It's the perfect treat to add a touch of homemade joy to any occasion! 🫐🍰🎈
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 450 kcal


  • 8 in (20 cm) springform cake pan


  • 2 cups Blueberries
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick unsalted butter +4 Tbsp softened extra for greasing
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 piece lemon finely grated zest
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp milk

For the Streusel Topping

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter diced


  • Preheat your oven to 350Β°F (175Β°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease with butter.
  • In a bowl, combine the streusel topping ingredients – flour, brown sugar, cinnamon. Cut in the softened butter using a fork or pastry cutter until crumbly. Set aside
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
    Add the lightly beaten eggs and lemon zest, mixing well.
    In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
    Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk. Mix until just combined.
    Gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Spoon the cake batter into the greased cake pan, spreading it evenly.
  • Sprinkle the prepared streusel topping over the cake batter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, slice the Blueberry Streusel Cake and serve. Enjoy the delightful combination of juicy blueberries, tender cake, and sweet cinnamon streusel!


Blueberry Streusel Cake Recipe Notes

A Symphony of Blueberries and Streusel:
Indulge in the delightful symphony of flavors with our Blueberry Streusel Cake. This recipe seamlessly combines the juiciness of fresh blueberries, the warmth of cinnamon-infused streusel, and the tender crumb of a perfectly baked cake.
A Dash of History:
Streusel, originating from Germany, translates to "something scattered or sprinkled." This crumbly topping has been enhancing the texture and taste of baked goods for centuries. Our Blueberry Streusel Cake pays homage to this tradition while adding a fruity twist with the abundant use of fresh blueberries.
Fun Facts About Blueberries:
- Blueberries are often referred to as "brain berries" due to their potential cognitive benefits.
- The blueberry is one of the only natural foods that is truly blue.
- July is National Blueberry Month in the United States, celebrating the peak of blueberry season.
Why Blueberry Streusel Cake?
This delightful dessert is not just a treat for the taste buds but a celebration of culinary history and the joy of baking. It's perfect for family gatherings, afternoon tea, or any occasion that calls for a touch of homemade sweetness.
Tip for Serving:
Pair each slice with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra layer of indulgence.
Are you craving some homemade goodness? Our Blueberry Streusel Cake is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth! Let's embark on a flavorful journey together. Gather your ingredients and get ready to fill your home with the sweet aroma of baking. Share your baking adventure with us on social media using the hashtag #kooben_cafe and join our community of dessert enthusiasts. This cake is perfect for any occasion, whether you're spending time with family or enjoying some me-time. It's an invitation to indulge in the simple pleasures of life and create moments of pure joy. So, let's bake, share, and enjoy the deliciousness of this Blueberry Streusel Cake together!
Happy baking and indulging in the delightful world of Blueberry Streusel Cake! 🫐🍰✨

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