Blueberry Crumb Cake

This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

I have a sweet tooth. Big time. It might just be my greatest weakness.

Sweet Swaps - Baking with Splenda® Sugar Blend

Fortunately, I have found ways to satisfy my sweet tooth with less sugar by using SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener. I use it in my coffee, sprinkle it over fruit, and I bake with it. The thing I love about SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener is that it works pretty much anywhere I might use sugar. For baking I prefer using SPLENDA® Sugar Blend and SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend which have half the sugar and half the calories that you’ll get when baking with plain sugar.

Blueberry Crumb Cake is one of those recipes where the SPLENDA® Sugar Blend works perfectly.

Classic Blueberry Crumb Cake Recipe

This classic crumb cake is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or snacking. I don’t feel so guilty enjoying it, since it has half the calories and sugar. This is an adapted recipe that I pulled from the pages of “Martha Stewart Living” magazine many years ago. I have been making for as far back as I can remember. It’s a good one!


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
1 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups sour cream
3 cups blueberries
Blueberry Crumb Topping Blueberry Crumb Topping

crumb topping ingredients:

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 cup packed Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

Blueberry Crumb Cake Recipe


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Into a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Butter a 9-inch square baking pan.

2. Prepare crumb topping. In a medium bowl, combine cinnamon, salt, Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, and flour. Cut in the butter using your hands, two knives, or a pastry blender until well combined and crumbly. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and Splenda® Sugar Blend until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Add vanilla, and beat until combined. Add reserved flour mixture and the sour cream, and beat just until well combined. Fold in 2 cups blueberries. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Toss remaining cup blueberries with the crumb topping. Sprinkle crumb topping over cake. Bake until golden brown and cake tester comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.

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  1. I’m going to try this! I love finding ways to use splenda!

  2. Looks great! But I don’t really cook with Splenda unfortunately so I can’t try it sadly.

  3. That looks amazing! I love just about anything with blueberries. :)

  4. I have to try this sometime. I love blueberry crumble and so does my hubby!

  5. This looks so good, we don’t eat Splenda but we loooove blueberry cake, actually almost all breakfast cakes ;)

  6. Oh, looks so good my hubby would love this!

  7. I like using a blend of zero and natural sugars in baked goods… cuts calories and the non-dieters will still eat it.

  8. I don’t use Splenda , but this looks good though!

  9. I love crumb cake this looks great and love the less calories.

  10. I want. I want. I want. I want. Yummy!

  11. This looks so good, a true southern dessert.

  12. I have a serious sweet tooth but the OD on sugar is not good at all. This seems like a lovely recipe to try.

  13. Janet W. says:

    This looks like a delicious recipe! My favorite would be the crumb topping! I’ll have to try and make this soon!!

  14. That looks delicious! I love anything with crumb topping. &We use Splenda all the time!

  15. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    Splenda is a great way to make treats without skimping on flavor. Yum!

  16. Oh my god, that looks so good. I love things like that on a weekend morning with a nice cup of coffee. I bake with Splenda a lot, too!

  17. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Yum, I love blueberries and can’t wait until we can pick them fresh this year!!

  18. This looks sooooo yummy. I love blueberries and I love to bake with them even more. These would be delicious with a big cup of coffee.

  19. I can only use certain sweetners, but that Blueberry Crumb Cake looks awesome. I can see I need to go out and eat my lunch before I visit your blog.

  20. That looks delicious. I will have to make that for my family.

  21. Yum! Your crumb cake looks amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever added blueberries to mine before!

  22. This sounds delicious! I bet my hubby would love it too!!

  23. Oh em gee that crumb cake looks to die for. I’m so excited to try that recipe.

  24. This looks absolutely delicious! I love baking with blueberries especially in the summer time. The crumb topping loos so good!

  25. Yum. I love blueberry crumb cake! I should make some this week. We have gallons of blueberries downstairs

  26. That sounds really good. I have everything to make it except the blueberries, if I get some of those at the store tomorrow, I’m set!

  27. I use Splenda blends and bakes in my coffee cakes. BUT, it doesn’t make up for all the butter! :\

  28. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    The Blueberry Crumb Cake Looks Delicious! I’d Love To Try The Splenda Sugar Blend For Baking, My Family Loves Sweets And If I Could Cut Some Sugar It Would Be A Great Benefit!

  29. I guess that nothing else in the world can taste better than blueberry cake. These berries create such a specific and unique taste that it is hard to imagine something tastier. What can be used instead of Splenda blend?

  30. Oh, yummy, yummy, yummy! That looks amazingly delicious! And it doesn’t sound TOO hard to make, for someone with my lack of cooking skills.

  31. Love this!
    Blueberry and apple desserts are among my favs.

  32. I also am a sugar seeker. I think Splenda would work very well with blueberries and other fruits such as peaches to bake delicious treats. We make a blueberry cake (or coffee cake) frequently. I really can see myself substituting Splenda for sugar in that recipe. Thanks for the eye-opener.

  33. Oh, that looks seriously delish!

  34. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I love this recipe , and I shall try to use even more natural sweetener in it because my husband is a diabetic. We love blueberries too.

  35. I love blueberry crumb cake! I’ve never tried the Splenda sugar blends . I’ll have to try it out.

  36. This would be so yummy with a steaming cup of hot coffee! I’m not a huge fan of Splenda; will it work just as well if I sub sugar? My mother-in-law loves Splenda, so I will definitely share with her.

  37. I would love to have this Blueberry Crumb Cake for breakfast! It would go great with a glass of OJ.

  38. Oh, this looks SO delicious! I love anything with blueberries.

  39. This looks so good! I have a huge sweet tooth!

  40. Yum! This looks absolutely delicious. I love blueberry recipes.

  41. Blueberries make all desserts delicious! Yum!

  42. I really like baking with blueberries. I think I’ll be working on a new recipe with them soon.

  43. That looks so good. Love that its made with splenda!

  44. I haven’t done a huge amount with Splenda yet, but I’ll tell you what…this is making me want to! Delicious!

  45. I cant use Splenda, but this looks so good! Ill have to try it with regular sugar. Yum!

  46. I believe Splenda is an amazing sugar blend product. It can work well with different recipes and not just for blueberries. I heard it’s healthy too. :)

  47. Big fan of ANY kind of crumb cake!! I love love love the stuff. I’d probably use the real deal sugar in my recipe but now my sister….she bakes with Splenda all the time.

  48. That sounds absolutely delicious, and I’m wishing I had some of that for breakfast with my coffee! We use Splenda for all of our baking at home, so I will have to add this recipe to our list.

  49. I do love a crumb cake, and the blueberries probably make it perfect!! That’s be great for dessert or breakfast. ;)

  50. I use Splenda in my coffee and things like that, but I have never used it for baking. I would like t try it.

  51. Oh wow, this looks SOOO good. I love blueberries!

  52. That cake looks delicious! I have a major sweet tooth, I need a bite!

  53. Oh my mother-in-law would LOVE this recipe. And I can actually make it for her since it uses Splenda, she’s diabetic.

  54. Yum! I love crumb cake, but have never tried it with blueberries before. I will have to give a try.

  55. Eliz Frank says:

    That looks so melt in your mouth…. I love crumbles with fruit and this reminds me of a tasty cake crumble.

  56. That looks scrumptious! The Splenda blends sound like a great alternative to conventional sugars.

  57. This looks delicious. Mmmm….blueberries. I love blueberries in anything.

  58. This looks amazing! Pinning for later eats!

  59. This looks really good. I’m not a Splenda fan, though, so I’d have to use real sugar.

  60. These look so delicious. Great for people watching their calories or diabetics.

  61. I have some blueberries that I was thinking of making blueberry muffins out of but my Mother is diabetic so maybe I will surprise her with this Blueberry Crumb Cake instead on my next visit. She likes Blueberries a lot so this will be a great recipe for her. I think I’ll write it down and give it to her with it. Thanks for sharing it.

  62. This looks super tasty! I love blueberry crumb cake or muffins!

  63. Linda Steelman Jarraf says:


  64. Oh, I think this looks wonderful. I’m always on the look out for something sweet that is sugar-free. Thanks for sharing! YUM!

  65. Thomas Chappell says:

    I have been looking for a recipe like this one here. I love anything blueberry! i will for sure be giving this a try soon.

  66. This sounds just delightful. I sometimes use Splenda but not always and I love pretty much anything with blueberries. Saving for later.

  67. This looks delicious, I cannot wait to try it. I’d also like to try a simple cinnamon crumb cake without the blueberries. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  68. Yum yum! This is going on Pinterest! :)

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