Summer Berry Buckle

Summer Berry Buckle

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



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


  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!


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

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