This dessert seriously is The Best Blueberry Buckle Cake Recipe, and I recently added a yummy icing which I’m so happy I made this change. If you need something sweet to go with your coffee or tea, then this is the best little treat.
Margaret’s Blueberry Buckle
So, quite a few years ago, I tried Martha Stewart’s Blueberry Buckle recipe, and I was so disappointed since it was a total flop. My husband being the cynic, wrote his mom and got her recipe, and on the piece of paper, he titled it Margaret’s Better than Martha’s Blueberry Buckle! I, of course, chuckled, but he was right.
What I love most about this recipe is that it’s simple to make (like my amazing cornbread recipe) and the best blueberry buckle recipe. It is tasty with the crunchy crumb topping and the sweet icing mixed with the moist yummy blueberries.
Who can resist these combinations?
Well, the other day, while I was cruising around on Pinterest, I found the original recipe. You see, someone photocopied it from what looks like a 1950’s magazine page. So, maybe this is the source of where my mother-in-law first got this recipe.
Have I mentioned that Margaret is quite the baker? She lives in Vermont, so she has dishes with the local flair, like this New England Blueberry Buckle. I had not heard of a buckle until I met my husband.
So, are you like me, and you’re wondering about this buckle thing?
What is a Blueberry Buckle?
A buckle is when the streusel topping on this moist blueberry cake makes the top of the cake look buckled.
Where Did it Originate?
It started with the early colonists and their roots in England. They made pies and cobblers, which I believe was the offspring of their steam puddings. They loved the local fruit and thus came about the cobblers, grunts, buckles, and pandowdy. After reading about it, I’m so impressed with the history of our nation.
Margaret's Blueberry Buckle Recipe
This is the Best Blueberry Buckle Cake Recipe. It's better than Martha Stewart's buckle recipe. Serve it as a dessert or as a morning blueberry coffee cake.
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 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 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.
Serving: 1servings | Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 228IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg
Well, bon appetit and enjoy the best blueberry buckle cake recipe this spring! Serve it warm or at room temperature with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, and hooray for blueberries!
Btw, the original colonist served with as their main meal, now that’s what I’m talking about! I always have room for cake, especially this one and my incredible Carrot Cake Recipe! If you love muffins, check out my friend Leslie’s Blueberry Lemon Muffin recipe.