Blueberry Cream Cheese Crumb Cake

Deborah From tasteandtellblog Wed, Jun 29 2011

One of my favorite things about summer is that there is an abundance of fresh fruit available for a decent price. I love fresh fruit, (as does my daughter!), so I love having the large selection of fruit that tastes so great. The blueberries in this recipe are what first captured my attention. We have been buying and eating blueberries like crazy lately. This crumb cake screams out summer to me! But even better - this can be made with frozen blueberries, so you can enjoy it year round! First, you start with:



  • 12 Rhodes dinner rolls, thawed to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 16 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup blueberries (thawed if using frozen)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 tablespoons of butter, softened



First, you start off by combining the rolls into one ball. Roll the ball into a 12x17-inch rectangle. Cover it with plastic wrap and cover it while you prepare the filling.



Next, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, cream cheese, cornstarch and lemon peel, and beat until smooth.



Spray a 10x15-inch jelly roll pan with non-stick cooking spray, and place the rolled dough on the pan to cover the bottom and the sides.



Spread the cream cheese mixture over the dough.



Top the cream cheese mixture with the blueberries.



In a bowl, combine the four, sugar and salt. Gradually add the butter using a fork or a pastry cutter. The mixture will resemble crumbs. Sprinkle the crumb topping on top of the blueberries. Let the cake sit for 15 minutes.



Bake in a 350F oven for 45-50 minutes. Let cool completely. I found that I liked it best after it had been refrigerated and the cream cheese layer had a chance to really set up.



This is such a delicious cake! It's not too sweet, so it would be perfect for a breakfast or a brunch. It's a great way to enjoy the tastes of summer!


Blueberry Cream Cheese Crumb Cake

Servings: 6 Skills: Intermediate Prep Time: 15 min (not including thaw time) Bake Time: 45-50 min

Blueberries added to this fun dessert are good for you and make it a crowd pleaser also.

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  1. 12 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature

  2. Filling:

  3. 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

  4. 1/2 cup sugar

  5. 3 eggs

  6. 16 ounces cream cheese, softened

  7. 1/4 cup cornstarch

  8. 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel

  9. 1 cup frozen blueberries, thawed

  10. Topping:

  11. 1 cup flour

  12. 1/4 cup sugar

  13. pinch of salt

  14. 5 tablespoons butter, softened


  1. Combine rolls and roll into a 12x17-inch rectangle.

  2. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rest.

  3. To make filling, cream butter and sugar in a medium bowl until light and fluffy.

  4. Beat in eggs, cream cheese, cornstarch, and lemon peel.

  5. Uncover dough and place in a sprayed jelly roll pan (10x15-inch) to cover bottom and sides.

  6. Spread cream cheese mixture over dough.

  7. Top with blueberries.

  8. To make topping, mix flour, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl.

  9. Gradually add butter to flour mixture using a fork.

  10. Mixture should resemble crumbs.

  11. Sprinkle crumb topping over filling and blueberries.

  12. Let stand 15 minutes.

  13. Bake at 350°F 45-50 minutes.


Deborah Harroun has been writing Taste and Tell for 4 years. What started out as a place to remember the recipes she tried and to work on her photography has turned into so much more than a hobby! She enjoys writing and sharing recipes that are everyday food for everyday people. She also has an addiction to cookbooks and collecting recipes. When she's not in the kitchen, she enjoys reading, photography, and spending time with her family.

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Jennifer said on Jul 05, 2011 Reply
I'm making these tonight - They look amazing!
Sarah S said on Jul 04, 2011 Reply
Recipe looks delicious, would love to have to cookbook.
Wendy said on Jul 04, 2011 Reply
This looks yummy!
Desi said on Jul 02, 2011 Reply
Yum! I'll take 2 slices please :) I would love to win that cookbook!
Kelly S. said on Jul 02, 2011 Reply
These look sooo yummy!!!!
Mh said on Jul 02, 2011 Reply
What a creative way to use dinner roll dough...
becki@Becki's Whole LIfe said on Jul 01, 2011 Reply
These look delicious - love the crumb topping, too!
Heather of Kitchen Concoctions said on Jul 01, 2011 Reply
I love blueberries and this looks like a fabulous snack idea!
Diane said on Jun 30, 2011 Reply
Can't wait to try this one!

jenny said on Jun 30, 2011 Reply
Even though I just picked 5 flats of strawberries earlier this week, I just may have to grab some blueberries at the store now and make this!
Lara said on Jun 30, 2011 Reply
Sounds yummy!
Michelle Carter said on Jun 30, 2011 Reply
I must try this, looks amazing.
Emily said on Jun 30, 2011 Reply
I love Rhodes! My mom always used them while I was growing up. I hope I win!

Janell said on Jun 30, 2011 Reply
Wow, that looks delish! I'm printing out the recipe...
Holly said on Jun 29, 2011 Reply
Looks sooooo delish!:)
Julie said on Jun 29, 2011 Reply
I want to take a bath in that cream cheese. ;)
Shandi said on Jun 29, 2011 Reply
Can you really go wrong with cream cheese?! Looks delicious!
Karen said on Jun 29, 2011 Reply
That looks delicious!!
Sandy said on Jun 29, 2011
This sounds delicious...can't wait to try the recipe!!
Danielle said on Jun 29, 2011 Reply
This looks amazing! Creative way to use rolls. Thanks for sharing!
NaKesha said on Jun 29, 2011 Reply
Wow, this looks yummy! I'm going to make it next time I have a bunch of blueberries!
Lauren at Keep It Sweet said on Jun 29, 2011 Reply
This looks delicious, what a creative use of the rolls!
natalie(thesweetslife) said on Jun 29, 2011 Reply
blueberries and cream cheese? yes please!
Heather Spooner said on Jun 29, 2011 Reply
I've never tried Rhodes, but this recipe has put it on my grocery list. Yummy!
Nicki said on Jun 29, 2011 Reply
This looks so good!
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Heather said on Jun 29, 2011 Reply
Yummy, that looks good!
Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said on Jun 29, 2011 Reply
Wow this dessert looks AMAZING, Deborah! I am hungry!

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