Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This has become a favorite with family and friends as a breakfast treat for campouts and special days (like New Years Day!) Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and shortening, then blend in eggs.
  2. Stir in milk, then sift in baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cloves. Stir batter til smooth.
  3. Fold in blueberries. (I usually use frozen blueber ries, and add them into the batter frozen. If you thaw then add, you'll end up with purple cake!)
  4. Spread batter into a greased and floured 9" x 13" pan.
  5. For topping, in smaller mixing bowl, blend sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
  6. Blend in softened butter or margarine, making a struesel-type mixture. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly on top of batter.
  7. Place pan in oven preheated to 375 degrees and bake for 1 hour or until buckle tests done when tested with a toothpick (pick inserted and pulled from cake will not come out wet). Blueberry Buckle keeps well and is best served warm.


Most Helpful

This recipe is absolutely wonderful and very easy to make and it freezes well. You could easly serve a group of 8 -10 people. I added rolled oats for the topping. My family likes it warm or cold. A great snack for little munchkins! Thanks

Nye McClelland August 29, 2001

We got our first fresh blueberries from our own bushes this year and I was looking for a recipe to use. Blueberry Buckle was perfect. It is light, not heavy, and oh, what good flavor. A piece with butter is out of this world! 4 of 4 who tried it loved it.

Hynes Farm July 04, 2002

Couldn't find any shortening in my local foodmart so I substituted it with grated suet and it turned out wonderful! I got praises from whoever who tried it. One even asked if he could take some home for breakfast the next day!

Pauline Wong May 19, 2002

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