How To Make Lemon Blueberry Buckle

The Lemon-Blueberry Buckle is a dessert that truly brings out the best in blueberries, combining their sweet, slightly tangy flavor with the bright citrus notes of lemon. This Lemon-Blueberry Buckle is such a perfect summer treat!


Curious about the name 'buckle'? It's all about the texture of this traditional American dessert, something we'll dive into shortly. As the cake bakes, the blueberries and the moist batter cause the top to buckle or wrinkle, hence the name. Intriguing, right?


So, how do you make this delightful treat? First up, let's talk blueberries. At the store, look for blueberries that are fat, shiny, and full of color. Avoid any berries that look dull or wrinkled.

Once you've secured your blueberries, it's all about keeping them fresh. A little fridge time does the trick. Before we begin with the fun part, baking, make sure your blueberries are ready to go. A quick rinse under cold water is enough, and then they're set to make your buckle burst with flavor.


The joy of the Lemon-Blueberry Buckle is in its simplicity. The cake itself is just a basic batter, made special with the addition of lemon zest and blueberries. The top is sprinkled with a crumble topping before it goes into the oven. As soon as this buckle starts baking, your kitchen is going to smell amazing.


The buckle is fantastic on its own, but don't hesitate to jazz it up a bit. How about a generous scoop of a swirl of whipped cream on or ice cream maybe on top for that extra touch? Yum! And once you've nailed this, you can also try the classic blueberry buckle. Even more so, you'll definitely want to check out these 5 irresistible blueberry buckle recipes. Remember, the world of blueberries is vast, and the Lemon-Blueberry Buckle is just one sweet stop on your culinary journey. Let's get baking!


The Lemon-Blueberry Buckle Recipe:


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For the Cake:

  1. 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  2. You'll need 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder for the cake batter.
  3. 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  4. 1/2 cup unsalted softened butter
  5. 3/4 cup sugar
  6. Zest of 1 lemon
  7. 1 large egg
  8. 1/2 cup whole milk
  9. 2 cups fresh blueberries


For the Topping:

  1. 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  2. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  3. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. Melt ¼ cup (which is half a stick) of unsalted butter and set it aside


Here's the recipe for the Lemon-Blueberry Buckle:

Step by Step Guide:


  1. Start by setting your oven to 375°F (190°C). Then, get a 9-inch square baking dish and give it a good grease to ensure nothing sticks.
  2. For the batter, mix your flour and baking powder in a bowl until they're well combined.
  3. Ensure they're thoroughly combined with a good stir. 
  4. In another bowl, mix half a cup (equal to a single stick) of softened unsalted butter, sugar, and a sprinkle of lemon zest. You're aiming for a light and fluffy mix. Beat in the egg.
  5. Then, it's time to incorporate the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Do this in parts, alternating with splashes of milk. Remember to begin and end with the flour for a smoother batter. Stir just until combined. Fold in the blueberries. 
  6. Now, spread your batter in the greased baking dish.
  7. For that crumbly topping everyone loves, toss together flour, sugars, cinnamon, and salt. 
  8. Next, introduce the melted butter into the mix and stir it around until you get a crumbly, irresistible topping.
  9. Pop your dessert into the oven and let it bake for roughly 35-40 minutes. You can be sure it's perfectly cooked when you insert a toothpick into the middle and it comes out without any wet batter on it.
  10. Allow to cool before serving. Enjoy your homemade Lemon-Blueberry Buckle!


There it is! Your guide to making a Lemon-Blueberry Buckle. If you've tackled the Lemon-Blueberry Buckle before, we're all ears! How did it go? Any secret tips you could pass along? Bear in mind, the Lemon-Blueberry Buckle is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to delightful blueberry recipes waiting for your exploration. So much more to try and enjoy! Happy baking!