This classic cake is bursting with summer berry goodness.
Coffee cake is a favorite classic. It is a dense, sweet cake with a crunchy cinnamon topping, and it smells fabulous when baking. It is typically served for breakfast with fruit or for an afternoon treat with tea or coffee, hence the name.
A buckle is a cake that starts with this same cake recipe, but fruit, like blueberries or apples, are added, and the cake buckles and engulfs the fruit while baking. Served with vanilla bean ice cream or fluffy whipped cream, blueberry buckle is delicious and bursting with berry goodness.
This recipe has a bit of lemon zest added to the cake batter and gives the cake a wonderful bright flavor. Blueberries and lemon are a great summertime combination.
I always dust my fresh blueberries with a bit of flour so they fold into the cake easily and do not clump together. This makes a fresh yellow cake with fruit spread evenly throughout. But frozen blueberries can be used in place of fresh, the berries and their juice may mix with the batter a bit and turn the cake a bit blue while baking. But you will still have the same great flavor.
Blueberry Buckle is finished with a delightful cinnamon streusel-like topping. This last layer of goodness really makes the cake shine. It gives just the right amount of sweetness and crunch to this yummy summer treat.