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Blueberry Buckle

No recipe image available.This old-time fruit dessert gets its name from the 'buckled' or 'crumpled' appearance on the top of the cake.

Recipe Ingredients:

Batter:
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained

Topping:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Mix sugar, shortening, eggs, and milk until well blended. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cloves. Fold in blueberries. Spread batter into a well-greased 9-inch square pan.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients and mix until crumbly. Sprinkle crumbs over batter.
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Serve warm.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.