Blueberry Buckle with Crumb Topping

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 9 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Cook 45 mins

An extra-fruity dessert, with berries inside and on top.


Blueberry cakes, with berries in and on top, are called buckles because the fruit, batter and crumbs bump into each other in the oven, causing the cake to "buckle."


Crumb topping
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup buttermlik
2 cups blueberries, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. To prepare crumb topping, place flour, brown sugar, sugar and cinnamon in a food processor; pulse to combine. Add butter and process until crumbly. Add walnuts and pulse 3 times or until evenly distributed.
  3. To prepare the cake, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Combine butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat until evenly blended. Turn to low speed; add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk and beat until blended.  Stir in 1 cup berries. Turn into pan and spread evenly. Scatter remaining 1 cup berries over top and sprinkle with crumb topping. Bake 45 minutes or until nicely browned and edges of cake begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool on wire rack.

Recipe by Jean Kressy



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