Margaret’s Blueberry Buckle
What is a Blueberry Buckle?
A buckle is when the streusel topping on this moist blueberry cake makes the top look buckled.
Where Did it Originate?
Margaret's Blueberry Buckle Recipe
Blueberry Buckle Batter
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¼ cup Crisco
- 1 egg whisked
- ½ cup milk
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- ½ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup flour sifted
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 ½ tbsp milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
- Grease a 8"x8" pan.
- In a bowl, combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter.
- Mix with fingers until you have a sugar crumble. Set aside.
- Cream together sugar, shortening, and egg.
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into the sugar mixture, alternating with the milk.
- Fold fresh blueberries into the batter.
- Pour cake batter into the greased pan.
- Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the buckle.
- Bake at 375° for 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the cake.
- Cool the cake on a rack before icing.
- Mix powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth.
- Drizzle over the cooled buckle and cut and serve.
What is the Difference Between a Buckle and Coffee Cake?
The basic dough is similar to a coffee cake, and so is the sweet crumble. But the addition of the sweet fresh blueberries makes the difference between it and a coffee cake. But, the buckle can be a nice substitute for coffee cake, in my humble opinion.