Blueberry Buckle

Thick with blueberries, this struessel-encrusted cake is delicious.

  • Streusel
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 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
  • 5 cups wild or cultivated blueberries
YIELD: Serves 8 to 10 persons
COURSE: Desserts
CUISINE: American
  1. Streusel: In a medium bowl, mix together cinnamon, salt, brown sugar, and flour. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until mixture forms fine crumbs. Using your hands, squeeze together most of mixture to form large clumps. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use (up to 3 days).
  2. Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 10-inch springform pan; dust with flour, tapping out excess. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and granulated sugar on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low; add egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with the milk and beginning and ending with the flour; beat until just combined. Stir in berries.
  4. Transfer batter to prepared pan; sprinkle topping over batter. Bake until a cake tester comes out clean, about 60 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool 10 minutes. Run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove side of the pan. Let cool 15 minutes before serving.