Blum's Coffee Crunch Cake

(Customer Reviews)

Valerie Confections ships its famous Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake nationwide on Goldbelly! One of Valerie Gordon’s many talents is rediscovering historical California cakes. Thanks to Valerie, fans old and new can rest easy knowing that this otherworldly cake has been resurrected. Featuring two layers of sponge cake in a delicate coffee whipped cream frosting, covered in delicious bits of crunch — it’s no wonder Nora Ephron, who calls this “The Greatest Cake in History,” used to ask Valerie Confections to ship the cake to her.

Founded in 2004 in Los Angeles, Valerie Confections is recognized as one of the top artisan confectioners in the country. Founder and chocolatier Valerie Gordon’s talents have been widely celebrated by the media and locals alike. One talent of hers is recreating the recipes of historic California cakes, most notably the famous Coffee Crunch Cake from Blum’s Bakery. When Blum’s closed in the 1980s, the recipe for their Coffee Crunch Cake was a well-kept secret at risk of disappearing forever. But at the request of the Los Angeles Times, Gordon stepped in as the hero and detective. And we all thank the universe she did because this cake is a revelation!

More Details

This package serves 10-12 people and includes a 9" Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake

  • Crunch candies arrive packaged separately and are easily applied when the cake is ready to serve


Cake: sugar, flour, eggs, canola oil, water, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla extract, cream of tartar, salt Crunch: sugar, light corn syrup, coffee, baking soda

Coffee Whipped Cream: cream, sugar, instant coffee, vanilla extract

Instructions / Storage

  • The Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake ships frozen with dry ice
  • Do not touch dry ice with bare hands
  • Upon the receipt, the cake should be placed in the freezer and may be stored there up to 2 weeks
    • The sealed bag of crunch should be left at room temperature

To Serve

  • Remove cake from the freezer
  • Remove the plastic collar from the cake (while still frozen)
  • Leave at room temperature, away from direct sunlight to thaw for 1.5 hours
  • Once thawed, place crunch on the exterior of cake by lightly pressing handfuls of crunch into the whipped cream
  • After serving, if there is any leftover, please refrigerate the cake
  • The crunch will dissolve over time
  • Cake may still be enjoyed up to 2 days after the thaw

Please Note: Valerie Confections uses a plastic straw to stabilize the cake in transit, be mindful while serving to remove the straw

Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Valerie Confections ships Monday-Thursday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
  • Have more questions about Shipping? Read our Shipping FAQ page.

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Loved the particular selection (a recreation of a cake from Blum's that I used to love 60 years ago! Sent as a gift, and recipient said just the crunch topping alone was addictive!
Diane K. - Mercer Island, WA
The Coffee Crunch Cake arrived safely and on the day you promised. It received praises from every one of our guests. Thank you.
Dyana D. - Danville, CA
Cake was awesome. Arrived in perfect condition, well-packaged, tasted amazing.
Michele V. - Knightdale, NC
The cake was crunchy and absolutely wonderful in texture
Alayne C. - Winter Park, FL
The cake was very fresh. The coffee meringue filling was light and delicious and the crunch coatings gave the cake that extra something something.
Marie P. - Coral Gables, FL
Valerie’s was the best cake I have ever had. So unique and arrived perfect!
Jonathan W. - Weston, FL
Everything! Accurate delivery time and seamless. Tasty well packaged product with clear directions
Marie E. - Brooklyn, NY
Process of ordering easy & fast, delivered fresh with easy to follow instructions. Great to share favorite items anywhere!
(Janet) F. - Santa Rosa, CA
The taste was perfect and the shipping was on time and packaged well.
Victoria L. - Grass Valley, CA
The cake was a hit to all who never had it and it tasted exactly like my brother and I remember it. We grew up in Stockton in the 50's and visited Blum's often. Two bakeries in Stockton made the Coffee Crunch cake which my brother and I had every Birthday until we left home. It was a great experience to have it again.
Joy P. - San Diego, CA
Amazing cake! Perfectly packed! Loved it! Heavenly!!!!
Pat A. - Nevada City, CA
Fantastic, delicious, healthy, and wonderful
Marlene F. - San Ramon, CA
It arrived promptly and beautifully pack. The cake was super delicious!! I will definitely order again.
Christine I. - West Winfield, NY
Incredible Coffee Crunch cake! How does Valarie do it? I would order again in a heartbeat - and so will everyone who tasted. Thank you. 
Donnell G. - Sea Island, GA
I sent a specific cake to a special dear friend and blew her away. She was so elated-I cried. Thanks ever so much
Linda B. - Palm Desert, CA
Lovely people, friendly, and very knowledgeable. Everything about my experience with Goldbelly is positive. They helped make a mistake (not theirs) all good again. Really appreciated their professionalism.
Susie M. - Wevertown, NY
Cake delivered on time and in perfect condition
Pamela O. - Walnut Creek, CA
The cake came the day I requested. The cake was moist and tasty.
Lauren B. - Raleigh, NC
Delivery of products, everything was fresh and delicious
Steve R. - Missoula, MT
Delivery was quick and easy! My cake was fresh and delicious. Goldbelly exceeded my expectations and I will definitely be recommending goldbelly to people I know!
Grace S. - Lynnwood, WA
The Blums cake is amazing!!!! Arrived cold/ frozen!!! Perfect!
Pat A. - Nevada City, CA
All went as described and the cake was great!
Jo H. - San Jose, CA
The cake was delivered on time and arrived in perfect condition. It was delicious and the crunch was great! Everyone loved it!
Larry M. - Katy, TX
It was frozen, on time and delicious!
Brooke D. - Peoria, AZ
Great timely delivery!
Tiffany S. - Ann Arbor, MI
it was off the chart delicious!!! the best coffee crunch we have ever had.
denise c. - Greenbrae, CA
it was delivered on time and was handled perfectly
Jerda S. - Coupeville, WA
Delivery, packaging and quality of product was perfect.
Grace L. - Braintree, MA
Delivery was timely. Cake was delicious!
Monique B. - Berkeley, CA
All the Blum’s (our family name) were thrilled and surprised when presented with the cake. It was moist, delicious and raved about by all. The directions were helpful and clear. Arrived on time.
Arlene J. - Moraga, CA
The cake arrived frozen and the topping packed separately. It defrosted in the frig overnight and we enjoyed it for four or five days since the topping could be put on two slices each day in the morning and by the time we ate it at night the topping was perfectly incorporated into the icing. Goldbelly handled the overnight shipment from California wonderfully.
Brenda D. - West Chester, PA
The “Blum’s” cake was absolutely delicious, arrived as scheduled in perfect shape.
Rita W. - Atherton, CA
Great variety to chose from, easy to order and prompt delivery. Will definitely being coming back.
Roger M. - Spring, TX
This cake is amazing! Arrived frozen, perfectly packed! Served it for Oscar night! Was a huge hit!
Pat A. - Nevada City, CA
You had my favorite childhood cake available. Shipping was free. Shipping was very quick and on time. You kept me notified of the delivery. I loved watching the cake travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco on my computer screen. The cake showed up in perfect shape with easy-to-follow instructions on how to unpack and serve. This was the second year that I ordered this cake from Goldbelly for my birthday. I hope it becomes a long tradition. Carrying on the one my parents had for me when they got this cake for me for my birthdays decades ago from a bakery in San Francisco.
Andrea J. - Martinez, CA
Delivered when stated and in good order. Easy to follow instructions!
Adam B. - Kansas City, MO
I needed to change the delivery date. My request was answered very quickly and accommodated. The cake arrived on time in perfect condition. It was a big surprise and enjoyed by the recipient. He said it was delicious.
Edward K. - Nokomis, FL
Arrived on time, packaged well so the cake was still very frozen. No issues with shipping at all. There was a winter storm so the bakery arranged for an earlier shipment date on their own so the cake arrived earlier, rather than late.
lumiere v. - Orlando, FL
Delivered on time and the cake was perfect. Wrapped carefully and tasted delicious.
Sandra D. - Millbrae, CA
Delivery!! Ordering! Cake was absolutely delicious!!!
Traci M. - Orinda, CA
It arrived safe and sound. Great instructions to assemble the cake. And, wow! A childhood memory was realized and sooo yummy! Valerie’s version of a Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake was amazing!!!
Lucinda M. - La Mesa, CA
On time delivery, fresh cake. Great experience!
Jesse K. - Livermore, CA
Arrived when expected and delicious!
Steven S. - Westlake Village, CA