Blueberry buckle is classic good food. Just like your grandma would have made, this is a moist, tender cake studded with blueberries and blanketed with a buttery, cinnamony streusel.
I looked up why blueberry buckle has the name “buckle” in it, and didn’t get a very good answer. Apparently, it has to do with the batter buckling due to the berries and crumb topping. Hmmm…
Well, whatever the reason, it is yummy and deserving of a name that sets it apart.
So, here’s my version…
Cream 1/4 c. butter
and 3/4 c. sugar with a blender.
Add one egg and blend well.
In a separate bowl, mix 2 c. flour,
2 tsp. baking powder,
and 1/2 tsp. salt.
Measure out 1/2 c. milk or buttermilk, and pour just a bit into the egg/butter/sugar mixture.
Use the mixer to blend and then add some of the flour mixture.
Alternate milk and flour mixture a bit at a time until everything is combined.
Using a spatula, carefully, fold 2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries into the batter trying not to squish them and turn your batter blue.
Butter an 8×8 inch pan and sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar. Pour the batter into the pan. The batter will be very thick.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Using either a mixer, pastry cutter, or two knives, cut 1/4 c. cold butter into
1/2 c. sugar,
1/3 c. flour,
and 1 tsp. cinnamon, until the mixture looks like pea sized crumbs.
Pour the crumbs over the batter, and bake for 25-30 minutes if using fresh berries and up to 50 minutes if the berries were frozen. Watch it carefully using a toothpick to check frequently.
When the toothpick comes out clean or with crumbs, take it out and give it some time to cool.
This is delicious served warm with a dollop of freshly whipped, sweetened cream on top.
Mmmmm…c’mon, let’s go make some Blueberry Buckle. :o)
- ¼ c. butter
- ¾ c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 c. flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ c. milk or buttermilk
- 2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
- ¼ c. butter
- ½ c. sugar
- ⅓ c. flour
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Cream the butter and sugar.
- Add and egg and blend well.
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Measure out milk or buttermilk and pour just a bit into the first mixture.
- Blend and then add some of the flour mixture. Blend and then alternate between the milk and flour mixture until all is combined.
- Use a spatula to gently fold the blueberries into the batter being careful not to squish them.
- The batter will be very thick.
- Butter and 8x8" pand and sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar. Pour the batter in the pan.
- Preheat the oven to 375.
- To make the streusel, mix sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Add in the cold butter and use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut the butter in until it is the size of peas. Pour the crumbs over the batter.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes if using fresh berries and prepare to check every ten minutes up to 50 if the berries were frozen. When a toothpick comes out clean, remove it from the oven and let it cool.
- Serve warm with ice cream.