Saturday, July 23, 2011

Blueberry Buckle


It has been a hot week here, as it has been across much of the country.  Not that I am complaining at all.  I have been quite comfortable in my air conditioned home.  My husband and sons, however, have been at Boy Scout camp all week.  What a week to to be at camp.  I really can’t imagine being out in this heat all day and then sleeping in a tent at night.  Plus, they also got rained on and had to go to the storm shelter (the showers) and stay there for over an hour because of severe weather.  I honestly don’t think I would last one day at camp.  But my boys seem to enjoy this stuff, and now they are both a few steps closer to Eagle Scout.  My guys returned today, so I baked this Blueberry Buckle to welcome them back home.  
 
 


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Blueberry Buckle
An old-fashioned blueberry cake with a streusel topping.

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
          For Topping
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed

Instructions
1. Spray or grease 9x9 or 11x7 baking pan and preheat oven to 375°F.2. Cream the butter and sugar and then add eggs and vanilla and mix well.3. In a separate bowl, combine 2 cups of the flour with the baking powder and salt.4. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk and mix well.5. Toss the berries in the remaining 1/4 cup of flour and discard any flour that doesn't stick to the berries. 6. Gently fold the berries into the batter.7. For the topping, combine the flour, sugars and cinnamon then cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.8. Sprinkle topping over the batter and bake at 375°F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.9. Cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 16 servings

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

Updated

July 23 2011

39 comments:

  1. Great recipe! Wish I had a piece now. Love the photos. Well done.

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  2. This recipe makes my knees buckle! This cake is not lacking of blueberries...ummm!

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  3. Sounds just the ticket to go alongside my coffee!! What a welcome home for your boys!

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  4. Blueberry buckle was my favorite when I was a kid! I haven't tasted it in years. I must rectify that with this great recipe. YUM!!!

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  5. At first I thought this was a big loaf until I opened the post. Love how thick the pieces are. I am sure your boys enjoyed every bite-yum!

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  6. That cake looks great loaded with all those blueberries!

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  7. What a perfect treat to come home to! It's beautiful as always and sounds incredible!

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  8. It looks moist and wonderful! I love the streusel topping~

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  9. mmmm blueberries are perfect in the summer! looks delicious

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  10. What a way to welcome your boys. That looks so delicious and comforting.

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  11. First off all I'm With you on camping in the heat. Boys love the thrill of that along with the storms. I'd end uP eaten alive by bugs.

    On the bright side though your boys and hubby were lucky that You made this wonderful blueberry buckle. I love this and haven't made it in so long. Now you've inspired me.

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  12. Oh this looks delicious!! What a fantatic recipe, great photos! :)

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  13. I would be happy camper if this cake was waiting for me!:)) Looks so tempting and mouthwatering! Love the blueberry color..Awesome recipe!!!

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  14. Would love to have this with a cup of coffee in the morning! It looks divine. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Pat

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  15. This buckle sounds wonderful! That topping looks amazing, and I can only imagine how delicious this is with the little pops of blueberry flavor throughout! Yum!

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  16. Wow - this looks incredible! What a nice welcome home dish for your family. ...your pictures are incredible. Buzzed it!

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  17. Boys :) They love that kind of stuff! And what a lovely treat to come home to! This buckle looks delicious!

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  18. that blueberry buckle looks delicious! I wish I could enjoy a nice big slice with my coffee this morning!

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  19. Congrats on the Top 9 today. Gorgeous Blueberry Buckle. Wish that Ihad some right now!

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  20. I always wished I could grow blueberries in our area. Thank goodness for the produce aisle. This looks so yummy!

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  21. I wish I was coming home from Boy Scout campt to get some of this...YUM!

    I showed my children the pics and they are keen for me to make this...might have to make some for tomorrow's breakfast.

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  22. Congrats on Top 9! Looks great!

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  23. This looks wonderful! I cant wait to try it.

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  24. Love it!!! That is the best looking Bluberry Buckle that I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Thank you so much for your lovely comments and for buzzing this into the Top 9 on Foodbuzz! This cake is so good! I hope those of you who try it enjoy it!

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  26. Congrats on Top 9 this is perfect. The boys must have loved this, I know I would.

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  27. It's so good to see someone post such an old recipe. I have been making a similar recipe for about 12yrs and the only people who knew what it was were my Grandparents age. It is delish, everyone should try it!

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  28. A gorgeous buckle!
    Congratulations on top 9!

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  29. Excellent welcome home treat. :) The blueberries looks so beautiful and that crumble topping is the perfect finishing touch.

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  30. Oh! That Looks like a great welcome home treat. Your photos are gorgeous!

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  31. Jill, just found your site and love it! This recipe looks SO good and your photography is wonderful! Kepp up the great work!

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  32. Congrats on getting on the top 9 with this recipe! It looks so good, just like the kind I grew up on!

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  33. Looks delicious, I have so many blueberries in my fridge, this would be the perfect thing to make

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  35. what a delicious little treat you made for your Scout boys. I love a good buckle cake and this looks like one.
    thanks for sharing Jill

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  36. I love blueberries and love using them in recipes , this looks gorgeous , i have made something similar like this using Elisabeth's (foodandthriftfinds.blogspot.com ) recipe , that was quite good too , will have to try yours too .

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  37. Looks yum! I'm the sure the guys enjoyed it upon their return :-) My dad was an Eagle scout, too!

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