This recipe came from my grandmother. As children, my sister and I remember going to Pennsylvania for blueberry picking. Mother taught us to pick only perfect berries, and those gems went into this wonderful recipe. --Carol Dolan Mt. Laurel, New Jersey

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the egg. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fold in the blueberries. Pour into greased 9-in. square baking pan.

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  • For topping, combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over blueberry mixture. Bake at 375 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

872 calories; protein 11.5g; carbohydrates 143.4g; fat 29.7g; cholesterol 120.1mg; sodium 588.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (432)

Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2008
This is almost identical to another popular Blueberry Buckle recipe on this site that I have made for more than 40 years. However, this recipe calls for butter rather than shortening, and a little more topping, and I wanted to try something different. While this is very good and still a 5-star recipe, I still prefer my old stand-by, the other Blueberry Buckle recipe. I believe shortening does make for a more moist cake, and I prefer the lesser amount of topping. With either recipe, you can't go wrong--unless you overbake it! This is more like a muffin in texture and sweetness, so if you're looking for a dense, rich, super moist cake, this is not for you. On the other hand, if you want an old-fashioned blueberry coffeecake, just right with a cup of cofee or tea, this is the ticket. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2008
I was in heaven! This is almost exactly like those huge muffins you can buy with the delicious crumble topping, only in a 9x9 pan. It's a mega-muffin! I hadn't ever made buckle, but it rises just like a cake and is the consistency and taste of a muffin. I made it with fresh blueberries and didn't change a thing on the recipe. Beware if you don't have a sweet tooth...my partner said this was so sweet that it made him want to eat a steak to balance out the sweetness. It was perfect for me though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2008
WOW!!! I have never made Blueberry Buckle before so I tried this recipe just to experiment with. It was so amazingly good. My family loved it! Doubled the recipe, but didn't change a thing. No need. This recipe is perfect as is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2008
super delicious! batter turns out pretty stiff, but dont worry because cake is wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2009
I love anything with Blueberries and this Buckle hit the spot in the middle of New England's cold winter. I made this twice. The first time I followed the recipe exactly. It was very good however I did enjoy adding a splash of vanilla, brown sugar for the crumb topping and a pinch more milk to the batter so it would not be as dense as the first time I made it. I did cook it for closer to an hour as well like others on the reviews had mentioned. Eating this the second day my husband heated it up in the microwave for 15 seconds with a pat of butter on it. It was warm and buttery and he loved it that way. My son adores this new recipe as well and put it in one of his favorite cakes category! He wants me to serve it for his Birthday for Breakfast!! We will be having this in our home this summer when we can pick fresh blueberries in the town we live in! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2008
I baked mine in a 9" greased and floured springform pan. The batter is really thick so I spread the batter with moistened hands. Sadly, I found the cake to be to dry, I had such high hopes. UPDATE: cake is more moist after 3rd day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2008
Beautifully simple! Finally a morning treat that calls back to a time when simple flavors were appreciated. I made the recipe exactly as called for and it's perfect just the way it is. Not too sweet with wonderful simplicity. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2008
Followed to a T. Turned out delicious!!! I have never made a blueberry buckle before. I picked up fresh blueberries today and needed a good recipe to use them in, and this was IT! Everyone raved. Thanks!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2009
I have been making this recipe from you for a while now, I just forgot to rate it. Its so awesome. I always make homemade whipped creme. It is real good with this. My husband likes the desserts, and he really liked this one. Thanks so very much! ann Read More
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