Blueberries & Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry Buckle

 Blueberry Buckle is an old-fashinon single-layer cake with a streusel topping.  This is a wonderful and versatile cake that’s also great to serve for breakfast, brunch and anytime {with tea/coffee}.  The consistency is like coffee cake but not as sweet.

Blueberry picking near Mount Si

Before going any further about Blueberry Buckle, I want to share where these plump blueberries came from.  Everyone in the family was busy except for my son Caleb and me so we decided to go blueberry picking at a nearby farm. Bybee Blueberry Farm is situated at the base of Mount Si offering incredible views while picking these sweet blueberries.

picking blueberries

So ready for picking!

bucket full of blueberries

For about an hour of picking {and a little bit of eating}, we got almost 9 pounds of blueberries.

Blueberries in snack cups

These blueberries have been washed and ready to be eaten in these fun snack cups.  Blueberries are one of the best snacks.  They are rich in antioxidants, full of vitamin C, manganese and fiber.


Blueberry buckle

2         cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2   teaspoons baking powder
1/2      teaspoon salt
3/4      cup sugar
1/2      cup unsalted butter {room temperature}
1         egg
1         teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2      cup milk
5         cups blueberries {can use frozen blueberries}

1       teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4    teaspoon salt
1/4    cup packed brown sugar
1       cup flour
1/2    cup unsalted butter {room temperature}

 Heat oven to 350°.  Butter and flour springform baking pan {ten-inch round}.

Blueberry Buckle step 1 & 2

STEP  1.  In a bowl of an electric mixer cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy.

STEP 2.  Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.


Blueberry buckle step 3 & 4

STEP 3.  In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Reduce mixer speed to low, alternate adding reserved flour mixture and milk to mixer, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

STEP 4.  Gently fold in blueberries {all 5 cups}.  If using frozen blueberries, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour over the berries and mix gently to coat each berries with flour before adding to the batter mixture.


Blueberry buckle step 5

STEP 5.  Pour batter into prepared pan {butter and flour springgorm baking pan}.

In a medium bowl, mix together all the streusel topping ingredients with a fork to form large clumps.


Blueberry Buckle step 6

STEP 6.  Sprinkle streusel topping directly onto the cake batter.

Place the springform baking pan on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  This will help to contain any leakage from spreading all over the oven. Bake 60 to 70 minutes until cake tester comes out batter free.  Remove cake from oven and let it rest on the cooling rack for 10 minutes.

 Blueberry Buckle steps 7 & 8

STEP 7 & 8.  Remove from springform pan.

 Blueberry Buckle

Good things come in simple packages.

 Blueberry Buckle



posted by: Kay

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8 Responses to Blueberries & Blueberry Buckle

  1. Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life September 5, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    That looks so delicious. I love that you didn’t skimp on the blueberries. I’m pinning this! 🙂

    • Kay September 5, 2013 at 11:36 am #

      A favorite breakfast treat with coffee for me. I have made it with less blueberries thinking that will be find, but it wasn’t as moist.

  2. Neely October 5, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    This blueberry buckle looks divine — especially with that streusel topping! Yum!

    • Kay October 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

      Thanks for your visit Neely. The streusel topping adds just enough crispy texture and sweetness to the cake. It’s a great basic topping for muffins too.

  3. Hannah October 25, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

    Hi Kay, I’ve eyed this recipe off for ages and finally made it today. I turned it into a gluten and dairy free version and made it with mixed berries instead of blueberries (as i didnt have blueberries) and it is sooooo seriously good. I couldn’t stop eating while I was trying to photograph it! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipes!

    • Kay October 26, 2013 at 9:28 am #

      I can’t wait to see those photos on your blog! I have never made it with anything but blueberries… HAVE to try the mixed berries version next time. I’m glad you liked the recipe.

  4. Debbie February 8, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

    This Blueberry Buckle is so yummy, I have made it several times and my family loves it. Don’t wait make it for Valentine’s Day for someone special.


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