Lemon Blueberry Buckle

Recipe by Sydney Mike
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • FOR THE CRUMB TOPPING: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt & lemon zest.
  • Add butter, using a fork or your fingers to cut in the butter until it is reduced to pea-size, then loosely cover the bowl & place it in the freezer while mixing the cake batter.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  • FOR THE CAKE: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt & nutmeg.
  • In a large mixing bowl & with a hand mixer, cream together the butter, 3/4 cup sugar & lemon zest for 3-5 minutes or until light & fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  • Stir flour mixture into this butter mixture, about 1/3 at a time, alternating with the buttermilk, until both flour mixture & buttermilk are evenly incorporated into the batter.
  • Gently fold just 1 cup of the blueberries INTO the batter, then spread the batter into the prepared pan before distributing the remaining blueberries evenly over the top of the batter.
  • Remove the crumb topping from the freezer & sprinkle it over the berries.
  • Bake the cake 45-50 minutes or until it is lightly golden & firm on top & a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean ~ Be sure to rotate it after the first 25 minutes for more even baking!
  • FOR THE LEMON SYRUP: While the cake is baking, in a small saucepan, combine 1/3 cup of sugar & the lemon juice, whisking together until well blended. Heat the pan over medium-low heat & cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 minutes, or until the liquid thickens a bit.
  • Remove from heat & set aside to cool slightly.
  • When the cake has finished baking, drizzle the warm glaze over the hot cake, then cool to room temperature.
  • Any leftovers can be covered in plastic wrap & kept at room temperature for up to 3 days.