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Blueberry Cream Cheese Crumb Cake

Recipe | Blueberry Cream Cheese Crumb Cake | Bruegger's Bagels



  • 8 oz Bruegger's Whipped Blueberry Greek cream cheese*
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Grease the sides and bottom of a 13x9x2-inch cake pan with butter.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the butter, flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix with your hands to form crumbs. Tip: Use a small handheld pastry blender or whisk to cut the butter into the mix. You’ll know you’ve succeeded when you see little crumbs forming throughout the mix.
  4. Take out just enough for crumbs on top of cake, 3/4 cup. Set aside. To the remaining crumbs add the eggs and milk; beat well. Your batter will be thick and sticky.
  5. Place all filling ingredients into a medium bowl and beat with a whisk or mixer until smooth.
  6. Spread half the batter into the cake pan. The batter is very thick and sticky but try to spread as evenly as possible.
  7. Pour the cream cheese mixture on top to within about 1/2-inch of the edges (this is to ensure it does not leak)
  8. Gently spread the remaining batter on top of the cream cheese . Again the batter is thick so try adding dollups evenly on top and spreading that way.
  9. Sprinkle the top with the reserved crumbs.
  10. Bake for 50 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  11. Remove from oven and set on a rack to cool.

Recipe by Amanda of Prim & Propah blog.

At Bruegger’s, we’re known for our kettle-cooked bagels and Vermont cream cheese. But we’re also on a quest to provide our guests with menu items that push the culinary boundaries. This recipe features signature staples available only at Bruegger’s Bagels, and hand-crafted with a creative twist that may be made easily at home. So, next time you stop by Bruegger’s for your morning coffee and bagel, grab a tub of cream cheese and a few extra bagels to create one of these masterpieces at home.

*Cream cheese flavor available only for a limited time.

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