After berry picking, I feel pressure to carefully pick a recipe to optimize the use of my precious goods. 🙂 I have been making this blueberry buckle practically every year since it was printed in Martha Stewart Living in July 2000!! It was a sure bet for our beautiful blueberries. 🙂
I served it for dessert to visiting family and we gobbled up the rest for breakfast the next morning. We also enjoyed our fresh-picked blueberries in an oven-baked blueberry pancake and in a few blueberry margaritas- delightful!
I repeated some favorite recipes from last year with our peach harvest (yellow peaches this year- we went too early for the white peaches…). White (now yellow!) Peach-Vanilla Bean Jam which was even better this year made with Ball brand liquid pectin, and Peach & Pecan Sandy Crumble– delicious!!
I’m sharing this deliciousness at Angie’s party this week at The Novice Gardener- Happy Fiesta Friday #31!!
For the Cake:
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk (I used 1 percent)
- 5 cups wild or cultivated blueberries
- Streusel Topping, recipe follows
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a springform baking pan, and dust with flour, tapping out excess. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Reduce mixer speed to low, and add egg and vanilla, beating until fully combined.
- Add reserved flour mixture, alternating with the milk, a little of each at a time, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Remove from mixer. Gently fold in blueberries.
- Pour batter into prepared pan; sprinkle streusel topping over cake. Bake until cake tester comes out batter-free, 55 minutes (on convection) or 60 to 70 minutes in a standard oven. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool for 15 minutes before serving.
For the Streusel Topping:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut in the butter until fine crumbs form.
- Using hands, squeeze together most of the mixture to form large clumps. The topping can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
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