Saturday, June 20, 2009

Blueberry Buckle - A Father's Day Dessert

I wanted to bake something for my husband for Father's Day and since he loves blueberries, I thought a blueberry dessert would be perfect. I have seen some wonderful blueberry recipes lately, like Family, Friends and Food - Blueberry Crumb Cake & For the Love of Cooking - Blueberry Crumb Bars. I decided to make Blueberry Buckle from the Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook (click on link for recipe). I wasn't sure what a Buckle was so I hopped on the internet for a little research. Basically it's a cake with berries in the batter, usually blueberries, and then topped with a streusel-like mixture. As I'm writing this post, I'm eating a piece. I had to sneak one for an accurate review. All I can saw is Wow! This cake is wonderful! The cake is light and very moist with bursts of blueberry popping in my mouth. The crunchy streusel is such a great contrast to the soft cake. I know my husband will love it! Happy Father's Day!

The cake batter

Gently fold the blueberries in with the batter.

The cake batter is thick so spread carefully in pan.

Yum! Look at that crumb (buckle) topping.


Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: Blueberries are in season now and they are less expensive to buy. Now is the time to stock up on this wonderful fruit. Check out this method on
how to freeze blueberries.


Bellini Valli said...

I can't wait for local bluberries so that I can buy them by the flat Jamie:D

Bobbie said...

Jamie, Your blueberry buckle and honey chicken look fabulous and I will making them this week and I'll let you know. The girls look great and tell Mike Happy Fathers day.

HoneyB said...

I love blueberries and still have a few quarts in the freezer!

The buckle looks yummy!

Aggie said...

Looks awesome Jamie! I love blueberry desserts!! I gotta get that cookbook.

Helene said...

This is such a great dessert. My father always request dessert with blueberries for his birthday in August.

Jamie said...

This is so funny, because my latest post is a Blueberry-Raspberry streusel-topped Muffle (based on a college friend's Blueberry Muffle). What a wonderful snack cake!

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