Blueberry Buckle Cake

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by | Updated: July 8th, 2023

Blueberry buckle is a delicate, lemon-kissed cake studded with fresh blueberries and topped with a sweet and buttery streusel topping. Serve this classic recipe with tea and coffee, or for dessert.

Blueberry Buckle Cake

Blueberry Buckle Cake
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Blueberry Buckle Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 390 kcal
Author Anastasia Midas




  • ¾ cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose baking flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup milk or milk alternative
  • 2 cups blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease 8x8-in. pan.
  2. In small bowl mix together sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt for streusel.
  3. Using fork, mash and mix in butter until crumble forms. Set streusel aside. (Note: Do not over mix.)
  4. In stand mixer bowl, combine sugar, butter, egg and lemon zest. Beat until cream forms.
  5. In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  6. Slowly add flour mixture and milk into creamed sugar/butter mixture and beat with stand mixer until combined.
  7. Lightly dust blueberries with flour and add to mix; Fold until evenly incorporated throughout batter. (Note: Dusting blueberries with flour keeps them from sinking to bottom of pan.)
  8. Pour batter into pan and sprinkle streusel over top.
  9. Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and rest 10 minutes. Cut into squares to serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Buckle Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 298mg12%
Potassium 240mg7%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 448IU9%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.