Blueberry Buckle

My Mom began making this coffee cake in the early 1950s. It is one of the best cakes I’ve ever made using blueberries. It never lasts long. The recipe can be doubled.


  • ¾ cups of sugar
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1.2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups fresh, frozen (thawed) or canned, drained blueberries


Make before mixing the cake. Mix ½ cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, ½ teaspoon cinnamon and ¼ cup butter.


Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 inch baking pan. Mix the topping and set aside.

Mix the sugar, shortening and the egg in a mixing bowl. Stir in the milk. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Fold in the blueberries. Spread the cake mixture evenly in the baking pan. Cover the top of the cake with the topping mixture. Bake the cake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the center tests done.


Other berries can be used instead of blueberries or a mixture of different types of berries.


About dwittopinions

A great grandmother living in the middle of the United States. My interests include art, needlework, reading, history, politics, and cooking.
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2 Responses to Blueberry Buckle

  1. Sounds so yummy! I’ll be doing a post the beginning of the week about our fresh blueberry picking adventure. I have a bunch to use and this looks like a good way to use them. Thanks!

  2. You’re welcome. It is very yummy!

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