Two Peas and Their Pod

Blueberry Buckle Cake

Today is a special day. It is Josh’s birthday and we have our “big” appointment. We find out what we are having today. Will our little pea be a boy or a girl? Any guesses? To celebrate Josh’s birthday I made him a Blueberry Buckle Cake. Josh isn’t a huge cake fan, but he loves anything with streusel topping.

Blueberry Buckle Cake Recipe on This cake is great for breakfast or dessert!

Blueberry buckle is a single layered cake filled with juicy blueberries and covered with streusel topping. The cake is dense and reminds me of coffee cake or a giant blueberry muffin.

Blueberry buckle can be eaten for breakfast or dessert. I cut Josh a large piece and poured him a glass of milk. He devoured his birthday treat and gave me a big smooch.

I am glad Josh enjoyed his birthday Blueberry Buckle Cake. I will have to make it for him more often. Stay tuned to find out what we are having! We can’t wait to share our good news:)

Blueberry Buckle Cake

Yield: Serves 8-10


For the topping:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter

For the batter:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 9-inch cake pan and set aside.

2. To make the topping: In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Rub in the butter using your finger tips until the mixture is crumbly. Set the topping aside.

3. To make the batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the sugar and butter. Add the egg and vanilla, mix until smooth. Alternately add the buttermilk and the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, ending with flour. Stir only enough to blend. Gently fold in the blueberries.

4. Pour the batter evenly into prepared cake pan. Sprinkle the topping over the batter and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the buckle cool for 10 minutes. Loosen the sides with a knife. Holding the cake pan in your left hand, gently tip the cake out onto your right hand, remove the pan, and gently place the cake onto a serving dish.

Recipe slightly adapted from King Arthur Flour

If you like this Blueberry Buckle, you might also like:

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake from Two Peas and Their Pod
Blueberry Buckle Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze from Sugar Plum
Blueberry Cake from Vanilla Sugar


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72 Responses to “Blueberry Buckle Cake”

  1. Blog is the New Black — May 9, 2011 @ 3:14 am

    Happy birthday to Josh! I love blueberry buckle. My fiance loves anything with streusel, too! Good luck today! I’m thinking BOY! 😉

  2. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — May 9, 2011 @ 3:20 am

    Can’t wait to hear what you are having!!! This cake sounds and looks delicious!

  3. Beautiful!

  4. Estela @ Weekly Bite — May 9, 2011 @ 3:28 am

    Looks delicious! You must be so excited to find out what you’re having! Can’t wait to hear :)

  5. Jessica @ How Sweet — May 9, 2011 @ 3:40 am

    What an exciting day! And happy birthday Josh!

  6. Rosa — May 9, 2011 @ 3:57 am

    A wonderful cake!

    Happy Birthday, Josh!



  7. Happy bday Josh and Im gonna guess GIRL!

  8. Erica — May 9, 2011 @ 4:19 am

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I’m so excited for you two :) Enjoy the appointment and definitely let me know! I will be thinking about you all morning :) And Happy Happy birthday to the man! I’m surprised this isn’t a lime cake hehe. It looks awesome. Like a way better version of a coffee cake.

    • twopeas replied: — May 9th, 2011 @ 7:51 am

      His lime dessert is coming tonight:) I will let you know! I can’t wait!

  9. mmmmk, i’m contemplating driving to your house and eating all of your food. this looks amazing!

  10. Lori — May 9, 2011 @ 5:26 am

    Delicious! I will be making this for sure. Our 1 yr blueberry plants have about 5 blooms on them. Think that will be enough? Ha, ha! Until those come around, I’ll have to stock up at our orchards here and then I’ll be making this Buckle!

    • twopeas replied: — May 9th, 2011 @ 7:51 am

      I am jealous you have your own blueberries, even if there aren’t very many yet!

  11. Good luck today Maria!! Can’t wait to hear your great news :) The buckle looks delish as always!

  12. Amanda — May 9, 2011 @ 6:39 am

    I love blueberry anything, so I know I would love this!!! Can I guess??? A BOY!!! Cant wait to find out!

  13. brandi — May 9, 2011 @ 6:47 am

    what a delicious birthday breakfast, and snack, and dessert! My husband loves anything with streusel, too.

    Can’t wait to hear the news!!!

  14. Lori @ RecipeGirl — May 9, 2011 @ 6:50 am

    Oh, how exciting! Can’t wait to hear.

  15. This looks fantastic. I agree – anything with a streusel topping is fantastic. Good luck with your appointment!

  16. Jenny Flake — May 9, 2011 @ 6:54 am

    Such a pretty cake, LOVE blueberries! Good luck today!! Such exciting news coming!

  17. Happy Birthday Josh! What a great present to find out if it’s a girl or a boy today!

  18. Can’t wait to hear! This looks so good!!

  19. Allison [Haute Box] — May 9, 2011 @ 7:18 am

    anything with a streusel topping is a winner in my book too! looks so good.

  20. As I’ve said before, I wish we were neighbors and I could sneak over for a bite.

    • twopeas replied: — May 9th, 2011 @ 7:50 am

      We would have so much fun as neighbors:)

  21. Cookin' Canuck — May 9, 2011 @ 7:42 am

    What a pretty cake, Maria. Happy Birthday to Josh. As far as my guess – girl.

  22. Kelly — May 9, 2011 @ 7:47 am

    I second the good lucks! I think I may also have to be with your man on this one. I’m not generally a cake person (which means I’m pretty happy that pie is supposedly going to be the new cupcake) but I do adore anything with streusel. I also had no idea what buckle was, though I’d heard the name before so I’m glad to be educated.

  23. Jeanette — May 9, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    Happy Birthday to Josh. Can’t wait to hear what you’re having, how exciting!

  24. Feast on the Cheap — May 9, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    Torture = looking at this without a slice to dig into right away. Looks incredible!

    Good luck at your appt today – so exciting!

  25. Can’t wait to hear the news! Good luck at your appointment :) And that cake is so pretty!

  26. Melissa — May 9, 2011 @ 8:11 am

    What a special day in so many ways! My husband is not a cake person either. He’d rather have pie, cobbler or brownies! Have a wonderful day!

  27. Tracey — May 9, 2011 @ 8:15 am

    What a big day – good luck at the appt, can’t wait to hear. I’ll guess girl :)

    The cake looks great, I love anything with streusel topping too!

  28. Emily — May 9, 2011 @ 9:19 am

    Blueberry buckle is one of my absolute favorite desserts! This looks incredible!

    I bet you’re so excited! I think it’s a girl…

  29. Joanne — May 9, 2011 @ 9:36 am

    SO excited for you guys and I can’t wait to hear what the “verdict” is! This blueberry buckle looks like an excellent day to celebrate! Either way, I’m sure it’ll be a great present for Josh whether it’s a boy or a girl!

  30. Nancy@acommunaltable — May 9, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    Happy Birthday to Josh!! Today will be a very exciting day for you!! Having just celebrated my oldest’s 18th birthday I can tell you that it is true – time truly does fly with your children!! You both have so much to look forward to and I am so happy and excited for you both!!!

  31. Christina — May 9, 2011 @ 11:49 am

    This cake looks delicious! I know I’d love it, streusel and blueberries mmmm. Can’t wait to find out what you’re having. :)

  32. Aww, congratulations you two! What an exciting day for you both, and happy birthday to Josh! We can’t wait to hear the big news. :) You two must be beyond thrilled.

  33. fooddreamer — May 9, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    This is gorgeous! And I know it will be so thrilling to see your little one and find out a little more about who they are. Can’t wait to hear about it!

  34. marly — May 9, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    Can I move in next door to Amy? Then we could all stop by your house for some of this yummy food!

  35. torviewtoronto — May 9, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    cake looks wonderful delicious

  36. Wenderly — May 9, 2011 @ 4:07 pm

    Happy Birthday Josh! What a fabulous birthday gift! Can’t wait to hear the exciting news…blue or pink!?!?

  37. Love blueberry cakes like this! Happy Birthday to Josh! I’d gladly take this as my birthday cake! :)

  38. Thatshowiroll — May 9, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    Happy birthday and congratulations! What an awesome bday present to find out if it’s a boy or a girl! Happy day!

  39. Angela@spinachtiger — May 9, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

    A great cake for an exciting day. Then the name picking can begin.

  40. susan — May 9, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    I say girl??? Am I right? We are house of blueberry buckle lovers. This looks fantastic. Happy b-day to Josh!

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