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Blueberry Buckle

Recipe photo courtesy of Con Poulos

Thick with blueberries, this streusel-encrusted cake is delicious for breakfast or dessert.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2000






Because this recipe was developed at Martha's home in Maine, it makes good use of wild blueberries, which are smaller and have a more concentrated flavor than more widely available cultivated varieties. If you can't find fresh wild or cultivated berries, use thawed frozen blueberries or cultivated ones from the supermarket or farmers' market.

Cook's Notes

This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Cakes."

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • MS10882061
    16 MAR, 2019
    The strudel topping has been changed. Very disappointing.
  • amrippel511
    16 MAR, 2015
    I purchased some beautiful Blueberries at the Market in the cold of March. I searched the whole internet for a recipe and found the Buckle Recipe and the Streusel Topping. I read the reviews and noted some folks said the cake was a bit dry. When I made my Buckle I added an extra egg yolk to the Buckle. For the Streusel Topping I used 8 Tbsp of unsalted butter instead of the 6 Tbsp. The Buckle and Streusel Topping turned out rich, moist, and delicious. Thank you for the recipe.
  • karaest5
    29 JUL, 2013
    I've been making this recipe for several years now and it's SO easy to make and people go crazy over it. My mother can't wait until blueberry season. I just made it again yesterday for a brunch and they were all asking for the recipe. Don't change a THING when you make this. It comes out perfect as is!!!!!!!!!
  • socer92
    4 AUG, 2011
    I have been making this recipe for 11 years, ever since I saw the recipe in the June/July 2000 mag! It is fabulous! I make it every summer after we go blueberry picking. I'll even add an extra cup of blueberries, just cuz I have them! The BEST ever!
  • chmurag
    8 JUL, 2011
    Delicious and not too sweet!
  • aeshleyrose
    28 NOV, 2010
    I love making this recipe, but it is always so dry that I have to serve vanilla cream with it. Is it supposed to be about the same dryness as coffee cake?
  • MS12206034
    8 AUG, 2010
    If you like blueberries you will love this! Easy to make and yummy!
  • RenellSmith
    4 JUL, 2010
    Loved this recipe! I used excellant quality fresh blueberries and it was a big hit! I'll definitely make this again! Great with a scoop of ice cream and a cup of coffee!
  • jwade52
    29 AUG, 2009
    I like this dessert because of the high blueberry ratio to cake batter, but I have tried other blueberry cakes that I would prefer to make instead.
  • queenbeedd
    10 JUL, 2008
    This is bby far the BEST blueberry buckle recipe I've ever made. I've been making it for years, since I had found it published in the magazine. It is always a big hit. It's great when served still warm with vanilaa ice cream....yum.

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