Can’t beat a summertime buckle! This Strawberry Buckle incorporates a moist, soft, fluffy cake, ripe, juicy summer strawberries and a cinnamony streusel for a cake that’s summer perfect! Top with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and you’ve got a summer dessert everyone is guaranteed to LOVE!
Where are all my summer strawberry fans?? Get ready, because today I’m serving up a summertime classic that takes no time to make and is always a crowd favorite, especially served warm and topped with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
A crisp, a cobbler, a crumble, a buckle…all super simple delicious desserts that are absolutely perfect for all that summer has to offer!
What’s great about any of these desserts is the fact that you can add whatever fruit happens to be your fave.
Strawberries, blueberries, peaches, blackberries, raspberries…the list is endless.
What is a buckle?
A buckle is a single layer cake that’s baked with berries and a crumbly topping. There’s more batter in a buckle compared to a crisp, cobbler or crumble.
What I love about making buckles is that the ingredient list is super short.
No need to run to the store because I bet you’ve got everything already in your fridge or pantry, except maybe the fruit.
Strawberry Buckle Ingredients
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- kosher salt
- granulated sugar
- light brown sugar
- unsalted butter
- vanilla extract
You’ll whip up your batter, adding about half or so of the strawberries to the batter and saving the rest for the top before topping with your streusel mixture. The streusel is a quick and easy mixture of melted and cooled butter, granulated and brown sugars, flour, cinnamon and some kosher salt. And you know me and my streusel. It’s a nice generous helping.
Hope you guys give the recipe a go before the summer fruit season is over. And use whatever fruit is your favorite! Definitely treat yourself to the whipped cream or ice cream too! Life is short! Enjoy dessert first!
A Few Cook’s Notes for Strawberry Buckle
I like to mix in about 1- 1 1/2 cups of the fruit into the batter and save the rest for the top of the batter before I sprinkle on the crumb.
You can use a round cake pan, a springform pan or a baking dish for this recipe. I used a 10-inch size baking dish.
I love to serve my buckle warm with some fresh whipped cream or with vanilla ice cream.
More Summer Fruit Desserts to Enjoy
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, room tempearture
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups strawberries, washed, dried, hulled and halved
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 10-inch baking pan or springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix on low speed until well combined. Add half the flour mixture until just combined, followed by the milk and then the remaining flour mixture. Do not overmix. Fold in half or just a little over half of the strawberries. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Top with the remaining strawberries. Sprinkle the streusel over the fruit.
- Bake until lightly browned and until a tester inserted in center of cake comes out mostly clean, about 45 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve warm with freshly whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or dusted with confectioners' sugar, if desired.
- In a medium bowl, combine all streusel ingredients and mix with a fork until well combined and crumbly. Set aside.