A delicious, tender cake studded with fresh blueberries and topped with a buttery streusel topping and served with a perfectly sweet warm lemon sauce. This blueberry buckle with lemon sauce is so simple to make!
If you’re like me and love the combination of blueberry and lemon together, then you’re going to love this blueberry buckle with lemon sauce.
If you’re wondering what in the heck a buckle is, it’s streusel-topped cake that is loaded with fresh fruit. It is definitely a charmingly old-fashioned dessert that deserves a comeback for sure. It’s basically a slightly sweet breakfast cake that is the perfect vehicle for delicious berries and/or fruit.
This cake is similar to coffee cake and is the perfect excuse to have cake for dinner or enjoy it for a delicious dessert. The lemon sauce for this blueberry buckle is so simple to make and adds another level of goodness to this cake.
This recipe is pretty straightforward. You whisk together the wet ingredients then gently stir in the dry ingredients. Spread the batter into your prepared pan and sprinkle with the streusel topping.
ADDING THE BLUEBERRIES.
You can either sprinkle all the blueberries on top of your cake batter or gently fold them into the batter. If you fold them into the batter, be sure to toss them first with a spoonful of flour. This should help them from sinking to the bottom of your cake (but sometimes they will still sink). For the pictures in this post, I sprinkled the blueberries on top and did not fold them into the batter. I think next time I will fold them into the batter, but maybe not🤷♀️.
HOW TO STORE BLUEBERRY BUCKLE
Keep the buckle covered with plastic wrap and it will keep for two to three days at room temperature. Or, you can store it in the refrigerator. Bring it to room temperature before serving.
CAN I USE FROZEN BLUEBERRIES?
I think using fresh berries is best in this and most cake recipes. Frozen fruit releases their juices more easily than fresh berries, so you most likely will end up with an under-baked buckle. Frozen fruits are great in desserts like cobblers and crisps, but for cakes I think sticking with fresh fruit is best.
WHAT OTHER KINDS OF FRUIT COULD I USE?
Of course blueberries are delicious in this cake, but you could use blackberries, strawberries, diced peaches, raspberries or even try a combo of several different fruits! Use the same amount as you would blueberries.
How to store Blueberry Buckle.
Keep the buckle covered with plastic wrap and it should keep for two to three days at room temperature. You can also store it in the refrigerator. Be sure to bring it to room temperature before serving.
You can also freeze it for up to two months. Let it cool completely, be sure to wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and then place it in n a freezer safe bag freeze. It will keep for up to 1 month in the freezer. To thaw, leave it at room temperature.
The streusel topping has cinnamon in it with pairs so perfectly with the blueberries. (We all know how much I love streusel!) I know it might seem a little strange, but I promise it’s not! The lemon sauce is the icing on the cake here and if you’re feeling a little devilish, go ahead and put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top too!
Recipe Source: Adapted slightly from Taste of Home