Summer Berry Buckle

Summer Berry Buckle

This Summer Berry Buckle recipe is versatile and delicious. It can be a breakfast treat, dessert, snack, or whatever you like. The berries are versatile too. I used a mix of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. You can use any combination of any summer berries or even just one type of berry so long as they measure about 4 1/2 cups.

Gather up your ingredients.

ingredients for summer berry buckle

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salt, nutmeg, and baking powder. Set aside.

whisk the dry ingredients together

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together on medium-high until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Turn the mixer to medium-low and add each egg, one at a time, then add lemon zest and vanilla and mix until combined.

Slowly add in the dry mixture to the wet. When fully combined, turn off the mixer, pour in the berries.

Berries poured on top of the batter

Gently fold them into the batter by hand.

gently fold the berries into the batter

Spread the batter evenly in the cake pan.

batter spread evenly in the cake pan

Bake 45-50 minutes. The summer berry buckle is ready when the top of the cake becomes golden and a cake tester or toothpick comes out clean. 

Place the cake pan on a wire rack to cool for about ten minutes. Option to dust the cake with powdered sugar. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

If you love this Summer Berry Buckle recipe, you might also enjoy my Blueberry Buckle, Pavlova, and Blueberry Muffins.

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Summer Berry Buckle

Easy summer berry buckle recipe using any combination of your favorite summer berries like blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, and strawberry. 

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ stick of butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature
Zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ½ cups summer berries (any combination of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries)
OPTIONAL: powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salt, nutmeg, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together on medium-high until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Turn the mixer to medium-low and add each egg, one at a time, then add lemon zest and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. Slowly add in the dry mixture to the wet. When fully combined, turn off the mixer, pour in the berries and gently fold them into the batter by hand.
  5. Spread the batter evenly in the cake pan. Bake 45-50 minutes. The summer berry buckle is ready when the top of the cake becomes golden and a cake tester or toothpick comes out clean. 
  6. Place the cake pan on a wire rack to cool for about ten minutes. Option to dust the cake with powdered sugar. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

Leftover buckle can be stored in a sealed, refrigerated container for up to 3 days. 

Keywords: summer berry buckle, berry buckle, berry cake, easy cake, blueberry cake, summer dessert

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