Blueberry Buckle with Streussel Topping Recipe

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This recipe has been passed around among the women of my church for years. Everyone loves the abundance of blueberries and the streusel topping.—Anna Higbee, Absecon, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:9 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 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 or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 371 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 355 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine 2 cups of flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Mix well. Toss berries in remaining flour; fold into batter (discard any flour that doesn't stick to berries). Spread batter in a greased 9-in. square baking pan. For topping, combine flour, sugars and cinnamon; cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Blueberry Buckle in Taste of Home August/September 1997, p44

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed May. 26, 2015

"Very good. It was a hit with the family"

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2013

"Delicious! I served it with frozen blueberry yogurt!"

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"Just made this tonight. My son told me about something like this so I thought I would give it a try. It came out so VERY moist. Just the right amount of blue berries and toppings. Will definitely make this again and might bring it to a party this weekend."

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2010

"Ever since this was published in the magazine, I have made it. It is by far the best buckle I have ever had or made. My family loves it and yours will too."

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2009

"My husband loves blueberries. I'll try this for our next family gathering!"

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