Blueberry Buckle

by jerseygirl on July 16, 2009 · 25 comments

This is a little late but better than never. Blueberry buckle is my “go to” summer dessert when I have to bring something to a picnic. I received this recipe from a friend who passed away some years ago. Her husband gave me her recipe collection and in exchange, I bring over a blueberry buckle every so often and he eats the whole thing himself. I tend to make many of these in disposable foil tins since they are brought to outside functions. Then I don’t have to worry about getting my pan back.

I love the texture of this cake. It is very moist inside but has a sugary, crackly topping. Of course, NJ is known for blueberries and I have several fresh picked pints right now. But when it is no longer blueberry season, frozen berries work fine.

Blueberry Buckle
Cake ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1 pint blueberries
Topping ingredients:
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup sifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9-inch spring form pan. Sift together the 1 1/2 cups of flour, the baking powder and the salt. Set aside. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg. Add the flour mixture, alternating with the milk. Mix in the berries. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Combine ingredients for topping with a fork to make a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle this over the batter. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until cake is golden and you can test test for doneness by gently inserting a fork. If it does not come out clean, give the cake another 5 to 10 minutes to bake.

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Mary July 16, 2009 at 11:34 am

It looks delicious, Lisa, and it's so timely with blueberries coming to market in such abundance. I can't wait to taste the crackly crust. Thanks!

That Girl July 16, 2009 at 12:17 pm

The last baked good I made was a massive fail. At least I'm blaming the recipe and not the cook. Wish me luck on the chocolate cake I'm making today.

ttfn300 July 16, 2009 at 1:12 pm

i just picked up some jersey blueberries 🙂 can't get enough!!

♥Rosie♥ July 16, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Oh Lisa I have always wanted to bake a blueberry buckle and haven’t as yet. Gosh this looks amazing and I am bookmarking this recipe :0) Thanks for posting such a great bake!!

The Japanese Redneck July 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm

I could do with some of that right now. Looks yummy.

Chef Jeena July 16, 2009 at 4:17 pm

This is so what I would eat it looks totally delicious Lisa, really nice!

Clumbsy Cookie July 16, 2009 at 4:46 pm

It looks like a perfect summer dessert. And I think it's so nice and special that you make it for your friend's husband.

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Jamie July 16, 2009 at 7:43 pm

This is very similar to a Blueberry Buckle I posted last month. Don't you just love blueberry desserts? Looks yummy!

Patsyk July 16, 2009 at 9:28 pm

looks delicious! I've got some blueberries waiting to be made into something… this looks like a great way to use them!

teresa July 16, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Gorgeous! I love the idea of the crackley sugar crust, yummy!

Kerstin July 16, 2009 at 10:27 pm

That does look like the perfect cake to bring to a party or potluck – yum!

Lynda July 16, 2009 at 11:45 pm

This looks perfect for summer… I love this dessert-thanks, Lisa!

Aggie July 17, 2009 at 8:21 am

I am in blueberry heaven right now, just picked up a ton at the store yesterday. This dessert looks awesome Lisa!! Hope you are enjoying your summer!

kat July 17, 2009 at 9:51 am

I love blueberry backed goods & that is one fine looking dessert

Pam July 17, 2009 at 12:13 pm

I'll take a slice (or two) please?!? I love, love, love blueberry buckle.

Katrina July 17, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Buckle up! Looks great!

Bridgett July 17, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Beautiful! this would be such a hit in my house, especially with my husband.

Leslie July 17, 2009 at 4:28 pm

He eats the whole thing himself??
Toooo funny. Well I probably would too!

Peter M July 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm

I would make this dessert just so I can announce, "LOOK, I BROUGHT BLUBERRY BUCKLE"!

HoneyB July 18, 2009 at 6:48 am

Looks yummy Lisa! Mom and Dad are berry picking this morning…I'm hoping to get to go this year but my schedule doesn't look too promising!

Debbie July 18, 2009 at 7:06 am

Looks great Lisa. It's definitely blueberry season and I love it!

Jamie July 19, 2009 at 10:44 am

What a great recipe! I love anything berry and all things coffee cake, buckle, muffle, everything. Yum!

Acai Berries July 21, 2009 at 1:10 pm

The last baked good I made was a massive fail. At least I'm blaming the recipe and not the cook. Wish me luck on the chocolate cake I'm making today.

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Lyndsey July 26, 2009 at 3:47 am

Hi Lisa,
I heard from one of your readers that she contacted you and that it was okay to post this recipe on my blog…I got it up with lots of links back…I love your blog! Great recipe ideas! Thanks

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