Blueberry Buckle

Make this delicious blueberry buckle for a fresh summer dessert or a special occasion breakfast! Fresh blueberries and a streusel topping give this buckle so much flavor!

You guys know how much I enjoy coffee cakes. Easy coffee cake is perfect to enjoy as a morning breakfast with a cup of coffee or an afternoon dessert. It isn’t too sweet or heavy and is full of flavor!

This classic blueberry buckle recipe combines the texture of coffee cake with the taste of blueberries for a perfectly delicious treat that you can eat throughout the day!

coffee cake in 8x8 pan

With blueberries in season, we wanted a recipe that was just for them! Two cups of fresh blueberries and a streusel, crumb topping add plenty of moistness and flavor to this delicious cake.

Enjoy the flavors of sweet summer blueberries in this yummy crisp cake.

What is Blueberry Buckle?

Blueberry buckle is a cake-like dessert that is similar to coffee cake. Buckles have cake and fruit baked together with a streusel topping. As the cake bakes, the fruit and streusel makes the cake “buckle,” giving this dessert it’s unique name.

ingredients for blueberry buckle

How to Make Blueberry Buckle

Make this homemade blueberry buckle following these instructions. It’s pretty simple to make and is so good to eat!

  • Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Spray an 8×8″ baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together using a hand mixer, scraping the sides of the bowls as needed.
  • Add the egg and beat well.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing between each addition.
  • Fold in the blueberries.
  • Spread the batter in the prepared pan.

How to Make Streusel Topping

The delicious crumble topping adds texture and flavor to this blueberry buckle!

Make sure to bring your butter to room temperature so it easily mixes with the other ingredients. This yummy streusel topping adds a slight crunchy crumble to the cake making it so addictive.

  • In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together the butter, sugar, flour, and cinnamon until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle the crumbs over the cake batter.
  • Bake for 33-35 minutes or until the cake tests done.

The crumbly streusel topping combined with the flavors of fresh blueberries make this cake sweet, moist, and delicious. We love this blueberry buckle recipe for a summer dessert or special occasion breakfast.

Can I Use Frozen Bluberries?

Fresh berries taste best in this recipe, but if you don’t have fresh blueberries because they’re out of season or unavailable, you can use frozen blueberries for this buckle.

Frozen blueberries will still taste great in your cake, but may altar the color of your batter (and finished product) slightly.

overhead blueberry cake

When to Serve Blueberry Buckle

Serve this with coffee or tea for a tasty breakfast, snack or dessert at anytime of they day! It’s best served warm, right out of the oven!

Add a scoop of ice cream to make it even more decadent.

blueberry cake on a plate with a bite out
blueberry cake on a plate with a bite out

Blueberry Buckle

5 from 6 votes
Servings 12
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes

Ingredients
 

For the cake:

  • ¼ cup salted butter (at room temperature)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

For the topping:

  • ¼ cup salted butter (at room temperature)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Spray an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together using a hand mixer, scraping the sides of the bowls as needed.
  • Add the egg and beat well.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing between each addition.
  • Fold in the blueberries.
  • Spread the batter in the prepared pan.
  • In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together the butter, sugar, flour and cinnamon until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle the crumbs over the cake batter.
  • Bake for 33-35 minutes or until the cake tests done.

Notes

If you use a glass pan, bake at 325 F for about 40 minutes.
The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 12 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**
Author Julie Clark
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, dessert

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5 stars
Julie—

I’ve made this buckle 4 times in the last month!!! I and my family love the blueberry sweet-tartness of this “coffee cake,” best served with a cup of strong coffee first thing in the morning. Wow! The streusel topping gets all wrinkly (hence the buckle effect) and complements the moist cake with a delicious dry cinnamon crunch that makes your blueberry buckle irresistible. Honestly, it’s like Oreo cookies for me—I just want one more bite… very dangerous!!!

—Bill

5 stars
I made this with raspberry’s 1-1/2 cups was delicious