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, this is the best little treat.
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.
Margaret’s Blueberry Buckle
What I love most about this recipe because it’s simple to make (like my amazing cornbread recipe) and so tasty. 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 a New England flair. I had not heard of a buckle until I met my husband.
And by the way, I recently published her old buttermilk doughnut recipe, and now it’s one of my favorite dessert recipes.
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 look buckled.
Where Did it Originate?
After reading about it, I’m so impressed with the history of this dessert. It started with the early colonists and their roots in England. They made pies and cobblers, which I believe were the offspring of their steam puddings. They loved the local fruit and thus came about the cobblers, grunts, buckles, and pandowdy.
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 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.
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
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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.
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 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.
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This looks delicious! I think I will make it this weekend.
Coco in the Kitchen
I am SO going to make this tonight…. but with butter.
To hell with my cholesterol! haahaaa
You are so funny! This is Michael’s mom’s recipe and I love it. Martha Stewart’s recipe flopped and so I got this one and so we named it, Better than Martha’s Blueberry Buckle!” haha!
I MUST HAVE THIS!
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This looks soooo yummy! I can’t wait to make it… soft and a bit of crunch always has my vote!
It is yummy! 🙂
where is the recipe? All I could find is the picture of it and a peach buckle recipe.Am I missing it somewhere?
Gosh, I had no idea there was a mistake on this recipe. I’m so sorry. I rewrote it and placed it in the post.
When I search for your Blueberry Buckle recipe the Peach buckle recipe comes up with the blueberry buckle cake pictures. Would love to try the blueberry recipe! Please send correct link or recipe to my email if you can. Thank you!
I’m so sorry you couldn’t find my Blueberry Buckle recipe. And thanks so much for bringing this to my attention. The recipe plugin did something strange and replaced the existing recipe. So I placed the Blueberry Buckle recipe in the post this morning. I appreciate you relaying this important bit of information to me.