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Fruity and Delicious Crumbly Cake

Updated on August 28, 2017
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I'm one of those people who lives to eat rather than eating to live. I love good food, and I love sharing healthy and delicious recipes.

Blueberry crumbly cake fresh out of the oven...and it smells so good!

This Crumbly Cake Will Quickly Become a House Favorite

This recipe has been a favorite in my family for generations, and I can almost guarantee that once you try it, it will be a favorite in your house too.

The combination of delicious fruit and the crisp crunchy and sweet oatmeal topping will win over your taste buds with your first bite.

This crumbly cake works great as a dessert, but has the basic components of a delicious breakfast as well, so it is a pretty versatile recipe.

Go ahead and enjoy it at any time of the day!

Fresh peaches are a perfect addition to a crumbly cake.


What fruits work the best in a crumbly cake?

One reason that I love this recipe is because it works with a wide variety of fruits and berries (basically any fruit or berry that you could picture in a cobbler).

This makes it perfect for those times during the summer when you are trying to figure out what to do with all that fresh fruit that you just picked in your back yard or bought at your local farmer's market.

Of course, crumbly cake is a tasty warm treat on a cold winter day too, so don't be afraid to throw in some canned fruit if you don't have any fresh fruit available.

Growing up in Washington state, we often had blackberries, cherries, and apples coming out our ears, so those were some of our favorites. Peach or pear crumbly cakes are absolutely delicious too.

Last year I made a crumbly cake that had a mix of apricots and raspberries in it, and it was fantastic.

Be creative, and come up with your own unique combinations of fruits and berries to see what kind of crumbly cake is your favorite!

Everybody loves to see the fruits of their labors pay off after picking and pitting cherries.

A Recipe So Simple That Even a Child Can Make It

I'm not exaggerating when I say this recipe is super-easy. I used to make it all the time when I was a kid.

Of course if there is going to be some slicing of fruit required an adult's assistance is advisable, but if you are using fresh berries or peaches from a can, a child could totally make this recipe with little to no help from mom and dad.

Rate this recipe!

5 stars from 4 ratings of Crumbly Cake
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 8x8 cake...or double it for a 9x13

Crumbly Cake Ingredients

  • Whatever fruit or berry you desire, at least enough to cover the bottom of the pan
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup melted butter, I use coconut oil instead
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar (white or brown), I use two heaping spoonfuls of honey instead to make it a little healthier
  • cinnamon and sugar (optional), sprinkled on top


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Melt butter (and honey if using honey instead of sugar).
  3. Mix dry ingredients while butter (and honey) are melting.
  4. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.
  5. Cover the bottom of your pan with fruit or berries of choice.
  6. Sprinkle rolled oat crumble on top.
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar if desired.
  8. Bake for about half an hour or until golden brown.


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    • Becca Linn profile image

      Rebecca Young 2 years ago from Renton, WA

      Thanks Rachel! I hope you enjoy it!

    • Becca Linn profile image

      Rebecca Young 2 years ago from Renton, WA

      My favorite fruits to put in it are peaches, pears, and blackberries, but it really just depends on what your favorite fruits are and what you have handy.

    • Rachel L Alba profile image

      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Becca, I love simple recipes and this one looks so delicious. I love your picture, what a nice family. Families are important. I gave this recipe 5 stars, voted up and pinned it. As soon as I get ink in my printer I will print it out. Thanks for sharing your recipe and your family.

      Blessings to you.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      I will some day. Any fruits I should try, besides cherries?

    • Becca Linn profile image

      Rebecca Young 2 years ago from Renton, WA

      You should definitely try it. So yummy!

    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great recipe, Becca. This fruity crumble cake looks delicious and easy to make with other fruits besides cherries. Voted up for useful!