Classic Blueberry Buckle

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Few things capture the sweet essence of summer like a classic blueberry buckle cake. This old-fashioned treat combines a moist, buttery cake bursting with plump, juicy blueberries and a crisp, sugary streusel topping for the ultimate indulgence. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, summer brunch, or just craving a taste of the season, this easy blueberry buckle recipe is sure to be a crowdpleaser.

What is a Buckle Cake?

You may be wondering, what exactly is a buckle? This beloved dessert (also known as a fruit-filled coffee cake) consists of a dense, thick batter studded with fresh or frozen fruit like blueberries, raspberries, or peaches. The cake “buckles” and cracks as it bakes, allowing the streusel topping to form a crispy, sugary crust over the tender, fruity interior.

Buckles make an excellent breakfast or brunch cake, but are equally at home as a homey dessert. This blueberry version strikes the perfect balance of sweet and tart with its juicy berries and buttery, cinnamon-scented crumb topping.

Why You’ll Love This Easy Blueberry Buckle

  • Minimal prep with maximum payoff – just mix, pour, and bake!
  • Loaded with 3 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries in every bite
  • Soft, moist cake with a tight, velvety crumb to soak up the berry juices
  • Crisp, sugary streusel topping adds an irresistible crunch
  • Simple ingredients you likely already have on hand
  • Perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or anytime snacking
  • Excellent make-ahead option for effortless entertaining

Baking Tips for the Best Blueberry Buckle

  • Use room temperature ingredients for easy mixing and even baking
  • Don’t overmix the batter once the berries are added to prevent streaking
  • Make sure to use the correct 9×9 baking pan size for optimal results
  • If using frozen berries, do not thaw first to prevent excess moisture
  • For extra indulgence, serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or scoop of vanilla ice cream

This classic blueberry buckle is sure to become a new family favorite! The bright pops of fresh berries and sweet, crunchy streusel make it an irresistible summer treat. It’s perfect for lazy weekend mornings, backyard gatherings, or anytime you’re craving a taste of blueberry bliss.

Give this easy recipe a try and savor the sweet, nostalgic flavors of the season. You’ll be amazed at how quickly this homespun dessert disappears from the plate!

Classic Blueberry Buckle

Few things capture the sweet essence of summer like a classic blueberry buckle cake.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 16

Ingredients

For the Buckle:

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp cold butter cubed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9×9 baking dish.
  • In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • Alternately mix in the flour mixture and milk, blending just until combined.
  • Fold in the blueberries gently.
  • Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  • Make the streusel by mixing the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and cubed butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over the batter.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool at least 10 minutes before serving warm or at room temperature.

Enjoy this luscious blueberry buckle with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or dollop of sweetened whipped cream for the ultimate summer indulgence! It’s sure to become a new family tradition.

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