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Blueberry Buckle

Studded with blueberries, this sweet, delicious cake is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or any time! How does blueberry “buckle” differ from coffee cake (which it resembles)? Apparently, the cake earned the name “buckle” because while it bakes, the batter rises, but the berries and crumb topping weigh it down, causing the surface of the cake to buckle. Now you know!

Blueberry Buckle

Ingredients:

¼ cup butter
¼ cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 pint fresh or frozen blueberries (slightly thawed if using frozen)

Topping
¼ cup flour
¼ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup butter

Directions:

In a bowl cream the butter and gradually blend in the sugar. Beat in the egg.

Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together and add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Add the vanilla and mix thoroughly spread this batter over the bottom of a greased baking pan (9 x9 x 2½). Scatter the blueberries over the batter.

For the Topping: 
Combine the flour, sugar, and cinnamon, then cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Scatter this over the blueberries and bake in a 350º F. oven for 40 minutes or until nicely browned on top. Cut into squares to serve while still warm.

Want to know what the difference is between fruit crisp, cobbler, or betty? Find out here.

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