Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mixed Berries Buckle

Looking at this cake, it is almost similar to the Blueberry Pecan Orange Cake which i just last posted, except that this doesnt contain any nuts and the texture is much firmer compared to the former. According to various sites, it says a buckle is a type of cake with berries or fruits, lots of them added to the batter and a streusel topping. It is called a buckle because when the cake is baking, the cake batter rises up around the fruits, encasing the fruits in batter and causing the streusel to buckle, creating some ups and downs on the surface.

loaded with fruits and a crunchy streusel topping

It is a dense and moist cake and loaded with berries, and just i was comparing this recipe with the blueberry pecan orange cake which i made earlier, both recipes are almost quite the same with the exception of the fruits that ask for double the amount and more flour needed in this cake. Hmm..not really that important as long as it's nice to eat but personally i would prefer the Blueberry Pecan Orange Cake if you ask me. Joyce,  Zoe and myself are making buckles this week, everyone's welcomed to join us to make some fruity buckles, the linky wil be opened today up till August 2.

Recipe ( from the book, Cake Keeper ) with modifications
For the Streusel
20gm plain flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
28gm butter, chilled and cut into pieces

Combine the flour and sugar in a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter till it resembles coarse meal with some larger crumbs. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the Cake
125gm plain flour/cake flour
1tsp baking powder
1.5 cup mixed blueberries and raspberries
28gm butter, slightly softened
115gm sugar
1/2 large egg
1/4cup milk

Preheat oven to 375F/190C ( mine at 185C) , grease a 6 inch round baking tin.

Combine the flour, baking powder in a medium mixing bowl, place the berries in another bowl and stir in 1/8cup of the flour to coat.

Combine the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream with an electric mixer on medium high speed until fluffy, about 3 mins. Reduce to low speed and add in the egg. With the mixer still on low speed, add the 1/2 of the flour mixture, milk and the remaining flour mixture. Stir in the berries with a large rubber spatula, trying not to mash too many of the berries. The batter will be stiff. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth into an even layer.

Sprinkle the streusel onto the batter evenly, making some large crumbs. Bake the cake until it is golden and a cake tester inserted in comes out clean, about 55-60 minutes. Let cake cool in the pan for 10 mins before removing it from pan to let cool completely.

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  1. All these buckles are driving me nuts, Lena. Streusel topping is surely the way to go! I may just be tempted to make a peach buckle after seeing all this delicious fruity goodness.

    Thank you so much for sharing, Lena...

  2. Hi Lena,

    Now that you mentioned, I also think that your mixed berries buckle does look like your blueberry pecan orange cake but without the pecans!

    I realise all our buckles look very similar too!


  3. So yummy and delicious dessert.....anytime of the day. I wont say no even if Im being offered a second helping.....I shyly will say thank you Lena.

  4. Lovely bake from you Lena... I will post mine tonight.

    1. Mine is blueberries.. I love it very much.

  5. I love your beautiful mixed fruit buckle... would love to have a slice!

  6. yeah indeed it looks very much like the earlier Blueberry Pecan Orange Cake - beautiful cake.

  7. That's a lovely looking cake lena, so much berries! I too like the earlier cake:)

  8. Fabulous cake, looks so inviting.

  9. Lena, you have so much berries in the buckle, I love that!

  10. In fact, your cake look really moist and good, love the berries in this cake.

  11. A gorgeous berry buckle cake...berry-loaded and golden streusel topping..heavenly pairing.

  12. I love cakes with a lot of fruits in it. Yours is so pleasing to my eyes :D I would love a big slice....hehe

  13. Woa, lots of blueberries and crisp golden streusel. I like that with a cup of tea, please:D

  14. it looks so moist! How on earth is that even possible for it to look that good and that moist. I could eat it all in one sitting! Soo good!

  15. Hi Lena, Lovely berrilicious buckle & seasonal ! Love the juicy mixed berries in this cake ! YUM!

  16. Hi Lena,
    I did not realize there's a buckle recipe in this book!
    Your buckle looks nice, guess that buckles is something new to most of us!

  17. Hi Lena,

    Your buckle looks so good. YUM !!

    Buckles are new to me. I baked with you the first time today and enjoyed it very much.

  18. Another blogger friend, another fruit buckle! But all look so good and inviting! :D

  19. This looks wonderful. I am getting 20 lbs of blueberries next Tuesday and this is on my list to try!

  20. Looks like something I would really enjoy ! The berrilicious of the cake and the crunch of the streusel topping sounds fantastic :)

  21. This looks so delicious! Anything with blueberries immediately catches my attention in the summer! :)