Blackberry Buckle

This blackberry buckle is so simple to make  – you melt the butter in the pan first, then pour the batter on top, followed by 4 cups of blackberries. The center is cake-y and the edges are slightly crispy. Delicious!

Blackberry Buckle

Servings 8


Fruit Topping:

  • 4 cups fresh blackberries
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar (for sprinkling on top)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine the blackberries, 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar, lemon juice and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Set aside.
  • Place butter in a 2 quart baking dish and place the dish in the oven to melt the butter.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the flour, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, and baking powder.
  • In a small bowl, combine the milk and vanilla.
  • Stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture just until combined.
  • When the butter is melted, remove the pan from the oven. Pour the batter over the butter. The melted butter will spill up around the edges – don’t stir it in.
  • Sprinkle the blackberries evenly over the top and gently press the berries into the batter.
  • Bake for 40 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining sugar on top and continue baking 5 minutes more or until the buckle has turned a beautiful golden brown.
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