Basic Blueberry Buckle

Basic Blueberry Buckle

The Basic Blueberry Buckle is a classic dessert recipe that is in between a cake and a crumble. It is full of delicious fruit but still has the buttery, richness of a delectable dessert.


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (half a stick)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • grated rind from one lemon
  • 2 cups blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. For topping, combine butter, flour, sugar and cinnamon until crumbly. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar, add the egg and the lemon rind. Add the flour mixture and the milk alternately.
  4. The dough will be very stiff and you may have to add a little more milk. Stir in the blueberries.
  5. Spread the batter into the prepared, buttered pan, either one 13" x 9" or two 8" x 8", sprinkle with the topping and bake in pre-heated.
  6. Bake in the middle rack for about 30 to 35 minutes. Test for doneness by inserting wooden toothpick in the middle. When done, toothpick will come out dry. Freezes well.

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