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Classic Blueberry Buckle Recipe

This delicious blueberry buckle cake is rich and moist, and topped with a crumb topping. This recipe will be a surprise hit at your summer gatherings, especially during blueberry season!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 266 kcal


  • 8-inch square pan
  • mixing bowl


  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter melted
  • 1 Whole Egg + 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Blueberries
  • 1 cup Cream Cheese

Optional Topping Ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons Cold Butter
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 375°F and grease an 8x8" glass baking dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt the 6 Tablespoons of butter. Whisk in the eggs, milk and vanilla extract.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients inside. Stir to mix.
  • Stir the blueberries into batter, then scoop batter into prepared baking dish. Gently even/spread with a spatula.
  • Use the back of a spoon to make 12 indentations into the cake batter. Place a teaspoon of cream cheese into each indentation.
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  • In another bowl, mix together the cold butter, flour and cinnamon until it resembles coarse sand. A fork works well for this step.
  • Sprinkle the butter/cinnamon mixture on top of the cake batter.
  • Bake for 22-28 minutes, until the top is a light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.


Nutrition information provided as an estimate only and will vary depending on exact ingredients used and serving size.


Calories: 266kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 307mgPotassium: 135mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 474IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 1mg
Keyword blueberry, cake
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