Blueberry Buckle

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 50 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 25 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 1 (10-inch) round cake or 2 (6-inch) round cakes
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1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature plus more for pan

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup milk

5 cups wild or cultivated blueberries

Streusel Topping, recipe follows

Streusel Topping:

1 cup all-purpose flour 

1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar 

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

1/4 teaspoon salt 

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. .
  2. Butter a springform baking pan and dust with flour, tapping out excess. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together the 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 and vanilla, beating until fully combined.
  5. Add reserved flour mixture, alternating with the milk, a little of each at a time, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Remove from mixer. Gently fold in blueberries.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan; sprinkle topping over cake. Bake until cake tester comes out batter-free, 60 to 70 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool 15 minutes before serving.

Streusel Topping:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Using a pastry blender, or a fork, cut in the butter until fine crumbs form. 
  2. Using hands, squeeze together most of the mixture to form large clumps. Can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 6 months.