Blackberry Buckle #SundaySupper

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Blackberry Buckle is an easy to make and perfect for brunch or dessert.

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It's hard to believe we are inching towards the end of summer! 
It seems like it had just begun as quickly as it's ending! 
With the end of summer comes Labor Day Weekend and the close of berry season.
So Sunday Supper has paired with Gallo Family Vineyards to bring you 20 tantalizing recipes to help prepare you for the long holiday weekend whether your brunching with family, camping before the rain comes or hosting a BBQ these recipes are sure to wake up your taste buds! 
One of my favorite recipes to make when the blackberries are ripe is Blackberry Buckle! 
It's a light cake loaded with tons of ripe blackberries, a hint of cinnamon, vanilla and light crumb topping.
It's a favorite in our house as dessert for breakfast, brunch, camping or a sweet treat to bring to a friends for a get together.
You can never go wrong with Blackberry Buckle, it lasted less then 24 hours in our house and Colt was already requesting I make it again.
To me that's a sign of a good thing! 

In a mixer stir together 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar, 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour, and 3/4 teaspoon Cinnamon until well combined.
Add 6 tablespoons Room Temperature Butter. Mix on medium speed until crumbly and well combined.
Topping will be crumbly yet the butter will be well blended. Set topping aside.
Cream together 6 tablespoons Slightly Cold Butter and 1 cup Sugar until light and fluffy.
I find colder butter holds more air then softened butter to make for a wonderfully light cake.
Add 2 whole Eggs one at a time and 1 teaspoon Vanilla. Beat well between each egg.
Add 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder, 3/4 teaspoon Sea Salt and 3/4 teaspoon Cinnamon.
Mix until well combined.
Add 2 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour and 3/4 cup Whole Milk. Mix just until combined scraping sides and bottom of bowl well.
Fold in 4 1/2 cups Fresh Blackberries.
Spread cake batter into a buttered 9"x13" Pan.
I buttered my pan on this occasion, lined with parchment paper, buttered parchment paper to make removal from the pan easier but normally I just butter the pan well.
Sprinkle topping evenly over the top of cake.
Blackberry Buckle Cake
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean and top is lightly brown.
Blackberry Buckle is filled with lots of blackberries for a delicious cake!
Allow to cool 30 minutes-1 hour before slicing.
Blackberry Buckle
Enjoy with a wonderful glass of Gallo Family Vineyards Cafe Zinfandel, it's sweet yet smooth with a light body, hints of berries and a deep red color pairs beautifully with this Blackberry Buckle or for a white pairing try Gallo Family Vineyards Sweet White Blend
Either Gallo Family Vineyards Wine makes a wonderful accompaniment.
Blackberry Buckle is a guaranteed favorite no matter what the occasion or time of day it is always a hit in our house and never lasts long! 

Please make sure to visit Gallo Family Vineyards Labor Day Entertaining Post and all the other amazing Sunday Supper recipes  below the recipe for more wonderful ideas for your Labor Day Weekend! 

Blackberry Buckle

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Blackberry Buckle
A light cake with a hint of cinnamon, loads of blackberries and a light crumb topping makes Blackberry Buckle a favorite perfect for brunch or dessert.
Prep time: PT20M
Cook time: PT45M
Total time: PT1H35M
Yield: 12 Servings
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons Butter, Room Temperature Plus More For Greasing Pan
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Butter, Slightly Cold
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 4 1/2 cups Fresh Blackberries
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 9"x13" pan well and set aside.
  2. For Topping:In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment add 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour and 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix on low speed until combined. Add 6 tablespoons butter cut into tablespoon sized pieces. Mix until crumbly and butter is well combined. Set topping aside.
  3. For Cake: In a clean mixing bowl using a paddle attachment cream together 6 tablespoons cold butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla one at a time beating well between each addition.
  5. Add baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Beat until well combined.
  6. Add flour and milk. Mix on low speed just until blended.
  7. Carefully fold blackberries into cake batter.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan and carefully spread until level.
  9. Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over cake batter.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes until crumb topping is lightly brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean.
  11. Allow to cool 30 minutes - 1 hour before slicing.

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  1. I love blackberries and they look absolutely delicious in the cake. I'm not usually adventurous with them, just popping some in a pie or making jam. Does this cake keep well - assuming it lasts more than one day!!? Beautiful photos. Sammie

  2. I need a transporter device to get that piece out of the screen and in front of me right now. I want to devour it to the very last crumb.

  3. I haven't made a buckle in more than a decade! And it surely wasn't as gorgeous as yours!!

  4. Look at all those delicious berries!

  5. That looks like breakfast to me! Am I right?

  6. I love buckle cakes.. and this one looks perfect. I wish I had a slice to devour now with my cup of tea.

  7. This looks fan-freaking-tastic!! I absolutely adore blackberries, so it wouldn't last long in my house either! Thanks so much for sharing this tasty treat, Serena! I definitely need to make it soon!


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