Blueberry Buckle Cake

by Suzanne on March 19, 2012

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Blueberry Buckle cake is seriously a treat for the palate. I had a difficult time not eating more than 2 pieces in one sitting. The blueberries sink to the bottom of the cake batter and the cake rises to form an uneven buckled surface, oh and there is a crunchy cinnamon streusel on top. Eaten for breakfast or for dessert you will be happy you made this rustic cake that calls you back for seconds.

Made with butter, lemon zest and fresh squeezed orange juice, it’s a cake that surprised even my toughest critic my 11 year old son!  He dislikes most of my dishes and I had to coax him into eating this one, since he and I were the only ones home I needed another taste tester.  He liked it despite it’s not so pretty appearance which is what he judges most of my food by.  I guess it’s true you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, this not so beautiful cake is delicious.

Blueberry Buckle Cake

Ingredients: original recipe is from Susan G. Purdy The Family Baker” cookbook
Streusel Topping
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (65g)
1/3 cup sugar (73g)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup of unsalted butter at room temperature cut up (58g)
1 1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour (193g)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup butter (72g)
1 cup granulated sugar (220g)
2 large eggs at room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (2.45 oz.)
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (2.15 oz)
zest of 1 lemon
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries un-thawed (15.10 oz)

Step 1:  Spray a 9 inch spring form pan with cooking spray, or may use a 9 in square pan. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: In a small bowl combine all the streusel ingredients and mix with a fork, pastry blender or your fingers into crumbs.
Step 3: In medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Step 4: In large mixing bowl beat the sugar and butter together until well blended, then beat in eggs, vanilla, yogurt, lemon zest.
Step 5: While beating on low speed add the flour mixture then the orange juice until just combined.
Step 6: Spread about 1/2 of the cake batter in the cake pan and spread evenly. Add the blueberries. Now spoon the remainder of the batter unevenly over the berries. Sprinkle the crumb mixture on top. Bake on the middle rack for 40 to 45 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a cake tester comes out nearly clean. Cool cake on wire rack. If you used a spring form pan then run a knife around the sides first then loosen the band and take off. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, serve warm by itself or with ice cream or whip cream.
Serves: 9

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1 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings March 19, 2012 at 1:42 am

This is definitely another recipe that I need to try! There’s something about blueberries and yoghurt that’s a perfect combination! Lovely plating! Have a good week ahead!

2 Amy (Savory Moments) March 19, 2012 at 5:39 am

This just screams summer to me. I love, love blueberries and making them into delicious baked goods. Your buckle looks wonderful!

3 Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen March 19, 2012 at 5:45 am

Finding blueberries at the bottom of the cake is like finding bits of treasure! I also love to use Greek yoghurt in my baking so I know how delicious this cake really is 🙂

4 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective March 19, 2012 at 8:08 am

Oh this is just my kind of treat! Can’t wait for berry season.

5 patty March 19, 2012 at 8:11 am

Very pretty Spring feeling post, love your blueberry buckle cake and your yellow roses!

6 Sandra's Easy Cooking March 19, 2012 at 8:54 am

Great recipe and lovely photos!!! I love blueberries in a baked goodies!

7 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts March 19, 2012 at 9:25 am

It has fruit, so I can eat it for breakfast guilt free, right?! Looks wonderful!!

8 Roxana GreenGirl { A little bit of everything} March 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

i can’t wait for the berry season here in Central Va (which is going to be in about a month or so) I love baking with them and they are Tiffany’s favorite fruit. Your cake looks amazing Suzanne. Love the cinnamon streusel!

9 Priscilla M March 19, 2012 at 11:50 am

Lovely cake! Stunning pictures! Want some!

10 Kiri W. March 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Oh, how cool! I have never heard of buckle cake, but I love the concept. Looks delicious!

11 Nami | Just One Cookbook March 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Suzanne, no way! This cake is not pretty? I loved every part of this cake and it made non-baker like myself want to bake this. Not sure if I can make this pretty, but I am loving this cake so much. I never even tried making Streusel myself before too… see how convincing your cake looked? It seems easy enough for me to pull this off (I hope). I’m making this with fresh blueberries!!

12 Suzanne March 21, 2012 at 9:04 am

Thanks Nami, being mostly a Japanese cook I do believe it but it’s super easy to do so no worries about it working that is for sure.

13 Nancy/SpicieFoodie March 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I’ve never had blueberry buckle, but it is one of my hubby’s favorite. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Also congrats on the great review from your son 🙂

14 Steph@stephsbitebybite March 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Oh this looks like breakfast heaven!! So excited that it’s almost berry season!

15 Suzanne March 21, 2012 at 9:07 am

it is Steph, I can’t wait for berry season too

16 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) March 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Suzanne, this has everything I like in the cake, from the blueberries to the streusel topping and everything in between. I don’t blame you at all for having a difficult time stopping at two slices. Yum! 🙂

17 Lisa March 19, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I was looking at this last night, but I was lying down – too tired to type, then I fell asleep with your page up lol I love buckles, and at the risk of sounding corny, your buckle is making my knees buckle. It’s beautiful and I want to cut a huge hunk off of it and dip it in whipped cream – I’m such a rebel! lol

18 Suzanne March 21, 2012 at 9:06 am

Oh whipped cream would be so good Lisa and glad I could make your knee’s buckle LOL!

19 Choc Chip Uru March 20, 2012 at 12:09 am

This cake looks totally awesome – you have me hyped for blueberries now 😀

Choc Chip Uru
Latest: Lemon Polenta Raisin Cookies + Mini Berry Yoghurt Tropical Bundts

20 Suzanne March 21, 2012 at 9:06 am

thanks you 😉

21 Maureen March 20, 2012 at 11:17 am

Do I dare admit that it’s probably been 20 years since I had a blueberry buckle? Thanks for the reminder.

22 Suzanne March 21, 2012 at 9:01 am

I know I was the same way until I made this and I remembered how good they are 🙂

23 The Café Sucré Farine March 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

I love blueberry buckle but had actually kind of forgotten about it – thanks for the reminder and another great recipe. Love your pictures too – they’re making my mouth water!

24 Suzanne March 21, 2012 at 9:05 am

Thanks Chris and your welcome

25 Reeni March 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Blueberry buckle is one of my favorites! This is a gorgeous sight Suzanne! I can’t wait for blueberry season.

26 Suzanne March 21, 2012 at 8:59 am

Me too Reeni, I love to eat fresh picked blueberries yum!

27 Sammie March 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm

wow! What is this?! It looks amazing! I love blueberries!! I bet this one would taste out of the world!!

28 Suzanne March 21, 2012 at 9:00 am

Sam you must try this easy to make cake, you will love it.

29 kita March 21, 2012 at 7:42 am

I just saw this on the top 9 and got so excited! I love when I spot my friends on there. Blueberries are one of the few fruits that I love and this cake looks delightful. Your pictures are beautiful!

30 Suzanne March 21, 2012 at 8:58 am

awe thanks Kita!

31 Corina March 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm

This looks so gorgeous to me – I love blueberries and anything with a cinnamon streusal topping is sure to be good!

32 Ally March 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Yum, this looks so moist & delicious! Such a lovely sounding recipe.. thanks for sharing!

33 Marsha @ The Harried Cook March 21, 2012 at 10:11 pm

This is totally my kind of cake! Love the freshness of it and the topping is a winner! I would love a slice for breakfast!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

34 Diane March 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I made this Friday am for overnight guests. We polished it off on Fri night although it was for Saturday breakfast 🙂 So delicious and easy to make. Thanks for the great recipe! It will be a keeper for sure.

35 Suzanne March 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Thanks so much for coming back and letting me know how it worked out for you. Love this kind of comment, it makes my day thanks!

36 Diane March 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I had to come back to get the recipe link for my Aunt who can not stop talking abt this cake! LOL. Your very welcome. Thanks for all the great recipes.

37 Georgie March 28, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Love blueberries in cake. I think it’s my ultimate favorite.

38 Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet April 6, 2012 at 8:18 pm

This would be perfect for Easter or Mother’s Day! Yum!

39 Sandra's Easy Cooking August 4, 2012 at 10:17 am

I would totally eat this for breakfast!:) Your cake look divine!
Have a beautiful weekend, Suzanne!

40 Suzanne August 5, 2012 at 9:59 pm

thank you Sandra!

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