Delicious Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake Recipe

The aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the sweet scent of baked goods wafting through the air is enough to make anyone’s day better. As a barista, I believe that there’s nothing quite like a steaming cup of coffee and a slice of homemade cake to start your morning on the right foot.

Today, I want to share with you one of my all-time favorite recipes: Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake. If you’re looking for a delicious dessert that doubles as the perfect breakfast treat, then this recipe will not disappoint. It’s simple to make, bursting with fresh blueberries, and topped off with a crumbly streusel topping that’ll make your taste buds dance with delight.

This buckled cake has become a classic recipe in my household over the years, and it never fails to leave my guests asking for seconds. Plus, it’s versatile enough that you can serve it as dessert or throw it together as a quick and easy breakfast option for busy mornings. Trust me; once you’ve tried this recipe, preemptively setting your alarm clock will seem like less of a drag knowing this blueberry buckle coffee cake is waiting for you in the kitchen come sunrise.

So, without further ado, grab yourself an oversized mug of steaming hot water (which we’ll use later for making coffee), roll up your sleeves, and let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake
Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake

Indulge in the deliciousness of Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake with a buttery streusel topping that is both light and moist. If you’re wondering why this recipe is worth trying out, then let me tell you why.

Firstly, it’s easy to make! Regardless of your skill level in baking, our step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process from start to finish. Only a few ingredients are needed, most of which you probably already have in your pantry or can easily find at any grocery store.

Secondly, this recipe is versatile. It can be served as a dessert or as a breakfast cake to kick start your day with a burst of flavor. Save the leftovers for snacks!

Thirdly, the combination of fresh blueberries and the crumbly streusel topping creates a taste sensation that will leave you wanting more. The blueberries become even sweeter after being baked into the cake, making each bite taste heavenly. And don’t worry if fresh blueberries aren’t in season; frozen ones work just as well.

Lastly, it’s perfect for entertaining guests or feeding your family on special occasions. This classic recipe always leaves an impression on those who try it and often becomes a favorite that people crave for days after tasting.

So don’t hesitate – try out this Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake recipe today! Your taste buds will thank you.

Ingredient List

 Freshly baked Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake, golden crumbly goodness in every slice.
Freshly baked Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake, golden crumbly goodness in every slice.

Here is a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake. I suggest that before you start preparing the recipe, ensure you have all the necessary ingredients.

For the Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup margarine or shortening, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and patted dry

For the Streusel Topping

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, at room temperature

Note: You can use fresh or frozen blueberries for this recipe. If using frozen, do not thaw them before adding to the batter. Also, for best results, I recommend using King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour in this recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 Enjoy a slice of this delectable Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake with your morning cup of joe.
Enjoy a slice of this delectable Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake with your morning cup of joe.

Now it’s time to get down to business and start whipping up this delectable Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make it happen:


  • For the cake:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups King Arthur unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, tossed in a little bit of flour

  • For the streusel topping:

  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup King Arthur unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Step One: Preheat oven and grease baking pan

Preheat your oven to 375°F. Grease a 9″ x13″ baking pan with butter or cooking spray.

Step Two: Cream butter and sugar

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until they are light and fluffy.

Step Three: Mix in egg and milk

Add in the egg and milk, mixing until fully combined.

Step Four: Add dry ingredients & fold in blueberries

Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt until the mixture is smooth. Fold in the fresh blueberries gently.

Step Five: Make streusel topping

To create the streusel topping, mix together the flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon and cold chunks of butter until crumbly.

Step Six: Pour mixture into baking pan

Pour the cake batter into your greased blueberry buckle pan.

Step Seven: Add streusel topping & bake

Sprinkle the streusel topping over the blueberry buckle mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Step Eight: Serve & Enjoy!

Let the Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake cool in its pan for a few minutes before serving it up. Serve and enjoy!


  • Try using sour cream instead of milk for a tangier taste and creamier texture.
  • Frozen blueberries can be used, but do not thaw them first, as this may cause them to become mushy.
  • This cake tastes best when sliced after it has cooled to room temperature.
  • Pair with a hot cup of coffee or tea for the perfect breakfast treat.

Now that you have this Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake Recipe in hand, get ready to wow your friends and family with this delicious dessert!

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect balance of blueberries and cake in every forkful.
The perfect balance of blueberries and cake in every forkful.

While the Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake recipe is already heavenly as it is, feel free to play around with some of the ingredients to create a twist that suits your taste buds. For some substitutions, I suggest using margarine, shortening or coconut oil instead of butter or replacing fresh blueberries with frozen ones, although it may change the texture of the cake.

To make it more interesting, try these variations:

1. Lemon Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake – Add 2 teaspoons of lemon extract to the batter for a hint of citrus and zest. You can also include 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in the streusel topping.

2. Berry Buckle Coffee Cake – Mix two types of berries such as raspberries and blackberries to create a sweet medley of flavors.

3. Sour Cream Blueberry Breakfast Cake – Swap out the milk for sour cream to obtain a moist yet fluffy consistency in every bite.

4. Blueberry Cobbler Coffee Cake – Spread sliced butter on top of the blueberries then cover with cake batter before adding a streusel topping for an extra crunch.

5. Frozen Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake – Toss in some frozen blueberries into your cake batter and bake as instructed for a denser and richer cake.

Remember that these are only suggestions, and experimenting with different combinations can lead to discovering new tastes!

Serving and Pairing

 A deliciously buttery and moist crumb cake dotted with fresh blueberries.
A deliciously buttery and moist crumb cake dotted with fresh blueberries.

If you are looking for a sweet treat to enjoy with your morning brew, this Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake is a great option. The tender cake studded with fresh blueberries and topped with a crumbly streusel is perfect for breakfast or brunch.

But don’t let the name fool you – this coffee cake is versatile enough to be enjoyed any time of day. Whip up a batch for an afternoon snack or even as a dessert after dinner.

When it comes to pairing this Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake, there are a few options to consider. For those who like to keep things simple, a hot cup of coffee or tea is the obvious choice. The warm beverage complements the rich sweetness of the cake perfectly, making each bite taste even better than the last.

If you want to add a little more flavor to the mix, try serving this Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake with a side of fresh berries. The combination of tart and sweet flavors will elevate the dish and add some extra nutritional value as well.

For those looking to indulge even further, a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream can take this dessert to the next level. The sweet creaminess blends perfectly with the tangy blueberries and crumbly streusel, making each bite feel like a luxurious treat.

No matter how you serve it, this Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Satisfy your coffee cake craving with this blueberry-filled slice of heaven.
Satisfy your coffee cake craving with this blueberry-filled slice of heaven.

“Preparing the Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake in advance can save you time if you want to serve it at a later time. Once baked, you can store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. Alternatively, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to four days.

To ensure your cake remains moist and flavorful when reheated, wrap individual slices in aluminum foil and place them in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes at 350°F, until heated through. You can also microwave individual slices for 20-30 seconds on high heat. Just be careful not to overheat the cake or it could become rubbery.

If you prefer to bake the cake ahead of time and freeze it, that is also possible. Before freezing, make sure to cool the cake completely and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil. It will keep well in the freezer for up to three months.

When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake, remove it from the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating using one of the methods described above.

For best results, refrain from adding the streusel topping until just before serving. This ensures that the topping stays crumbly and buttery rather than absorbing moisture from being stored with the cake.

Whether you’re making this delicious coffee cake ahead of time or reheating leftovers, these tips will help ensure that each slice is just as enjoyable as when freshly baked.”

Tips for Perfect Results

 Moist and tender cake loaded with blueberries and topped with a crumbly streusel.
Moist and tender cake loaded with blueberries and topped with a crumbly streusel.

To achieve a perfect Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake, don’t just follow the recipe blindly. Here are some tips and tricks I’ve learned as a barista that will help you create a crumbly streusel topped cake studded with fresh blueberries that is buttery and sweet.

First, be sure to use unbleached all-purpose flour. Preferably use King Arthur unbleached purpose flour because it has a higher protein content which makes it better for baking. Also, make sure to measure your flour correctly by spooning it lightly into the measuring cup instead of packing in with a scoop or tapping the measuring up on the counter.

The next tip is to thoroughly mix the dry and wet ingredients separately before combining them. This ensures the ingredients are evenly dispersed and prevents over-mixing once you add the wet mixture to the dry one. Over-mixing leads to a rubbery texture, so mix until everything has just combined.

For an extra moist buckle coffee cake, use baby food jar pureed pear or unsweetened applesauce instead of shortening. You’ll have fewer calories, and more moisture in your cake.

When adding the blueberries, fold them into the batter gently to avoid crushing them. Fresh blueberries work best in this recipe because frozen berries can release too much liquid while baking and ruin the texture of the cake. However, if using frozen blueberries is your only choice, let them thaw completely before adding them to the batter.

Finally, always bake at the right temperature temperature (in this case 375°F), and test for doneness by inserting a toothpick in multiple spots. If it comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs attached, then it’s ready!

Follow these tips carefully which will help you bake satisfying sweet treats every time!


As a barista, I have come to learn that many people have questions when it comes to making coffee and coffee-related recipes. In this section, I will provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake Recipe. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, these answers will help you achieve the perfect results each time you make this exquisite treat. So, let’s dive in and find out more!

What is the difference between a coffee cake and a buckle?

A question that often arises is whether there is any difference between a buckle and a coffee cake. The answer is that while a buckle is a kind of cake with fruit mixed in the batter and a streusel topping, coffee cake is a generic term for any baked good that is meant to be paired with a hot cup of coffee (or any other preferred hot drink).

What happened to Blueberry Buckle baby food?

Gerber has announced its plan to soon display the production date on its baby food products, a move following increased pressure from consumer activists. The chairman of Gerber revealed in an interview that the company has eliminated two products, Blueberry Buckle and Raspberry Cobbler, which were high in sugar content.

What is Blueberry Buckle made of?

A buckle is a type of coffee cake that is combined with plenty of fresh fruit and topped with streusel. This particular recipe incorporates blueberries that work best during late spring and early summer, but blackberries, strawberries, diced peaches, plums, and nectarines can serve as equally delicious alternatives.

Why do they call it Blueberry Buckle?

This recipe is for Blueberry Buckle, which got its name because the cake batter rises as it bakes, and then the weight of the berries and crumb topping presses down on the surface, causing it to buckle.

What makes a cake a buckle?

A buckle is a sweet treat made with a combination of fruit, cake, and a streusel topping that is baked together. As it cooks, the heat causes the fruit and topping to push down on the cake layer, creating a signature “buckle” appearance. This dessert is similar in texture and taste to a coffee cake.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake recipe is an absolute must-try for any coffee and baked goods lover. It’s a classic recipe that’s versatile and easy to customize with your favorite ingredients. Whether you decide to make it a breakfast treat or a dessert, it’s sure to become a favorite among your friends and family.

This recipe combines the goodness of fresh blueberries and a crumbly streusel topping with a buttery flavor that will make you crave more. With options for substitutions and variations, you can tailor the recipe to your liking or add your personal touch to this already amazing coffee cake.

You can also make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge or freezer for later. The reheating process is quick and straightforward, meaning you can enjoy a warm slice of Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake anytime you want!

So why not try this recipe today? It’s an excellent choice for anyone who loves baking; you won’t be disappointed by its delicious taste and ease of preparation. I hope this article has been helpful in guiding you through the entire process, and I wish you all the best as you make and enjoy this fantastic dish!

Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake

Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake Recipe

This is a fun recipe that we have used with blueberries or raspberries. A perfect start to a summer morning! 🙂 Enjoy!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 387.7 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (or frozen, thawed and drained)

crumb topping

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine, softened


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2-2 teaspoons hot water


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grease spuare pan, 9x9x2 inches, or round pan, 9x1 1/2 inches.
  • Blend Flour, Sugar, baking powder, salt, shortening, milk and egg; beat 30 seconds. Carefully stir in blueberries.
  • Spread batter in pan.
  • Sprinkle with Crumb Topping.
  • Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Drizzle with Glaze. Serve warm.
  • Crumb Topping:
  • Mix all ingredients until crumbly.
  • Glaze:
  • Mix all ingredients until drizzling consistency.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 140gCalories: 387.7kcalCarbohydrates: 65.2gProtein: 5gFat: 12.5gSaturated Fat: 5.4gCholesterol: 39.9mgSodium: 349.8mgFiber: 1.7gSugar: 37.6g
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