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This old fashioned coffee cake can be made with any favorite fruit, including berries or thinly thiced apples, peaches, or pears. It’s a recipe that I’ve used since I first found it while thumbing through an old spiral bound Better Homes and Gardens cookbook back in the late 70’s!


For the Topping:


½ cup all-purpose flour

½ cup sugar

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon lemon zest

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature


For the Coffee cake:


2 cups all-purpose flour

2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

¾ cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ cup milk

2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries


1.    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a springform baking pan (or 9” round cake pan), and dust with flour, tapping out excess. Set aside.


2.    In a small bowl, combine the 1/2 cup flour, the 1/2 cup sugar, and cinnamon. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside


3.    In a medium bowl combine the 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.


4.    In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low, and add egg, zest, and vanilla, beating until fully combined.


5.    Add reserved flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the milk, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Remove from mixer.


6.    Spoon batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle batter with blueberries.


7.    Sprinkle streusel topping over cake. Bake until cake tester comes out batter-free, 50-55 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool for 15 minutes before serving.

 Blueberry buckle batter 

Blueberry buckle berries
Blueberry buckle crumbs
Blueberry buckle baked

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Looks amazing!! I wish I had a slice in front of me right now.


I have that same cookbook! Might make for dessert tonight! Then we can have the rest for breakfast tomorrow...

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This is awesome. I'm sure the taste would be great also. Good Job. Thanks for sharing.


Kind of amusing. At nearly midnight I am surfing for a coffee cake recipe I know I baked from a BH&
G cookbook I received for my 16th birthday. Somehow, I arrive here, and I'm enjoying the muffins and have no more coffee cake in my mine when....

There it is! And so is my 16th birthday present cookbook.

Thanks. If you have a feed I'll subscribe.

Hmmm. Will I do blueberry or apple. Oh why not both.


Glad you found the blog! Let me know how the buckle turns out - it's great with apples too

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