Blackberry Buckle

This will be a short post today. I only have time for a quickie.

Oh, shuddup. I don’t have time for immature giggles.

Fine. I do. I always have time for immature giggles.

Quickie. Heh.

The thing is, my mother and grandmother are coming over today and I’m feeling the need to banish some dustbunnies from existence. Also, my bathroom mirror is so coated in toothpaste that you truly can’t even see yourself.

Don’t even ask me about the floor around the toilet. This is a food blog. Trust me when I say that you don’t even want to know.

Fine, I’ll give you a hint. I live with boys. ‘Nuff said.

Anyway, today I have a recipe for blackberry buckle. It’s a favorite of mine. It’s sort of cakey and biscuity at the same time. And, oh my word, is it ever simple. Seriously, you can whip this up in no time.

Not in the mood for blackberry buckle? How about blackberry cobbler?

This one won first prize in a cobbler competition once. I won a set of mini pie dishes. I was so excited until I received my prize. I expected my pie dishes to be 3 or 4 inches in diameter…you know, personal sized pie dishes. No. They were 1 inch in diameter and only useful for laughing at.

Ah, well. The buckle and the cobbler taste good regardless of any lame prize received.


Blackberry Buckle

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic recipes, comfort food, easy dessert recipes
Calories: 434 kcal

This Blackberry Buckle is a delicious and simple way to use up those blackberries! It's very similar to a cobbler, but called a buckle because the berries are sprinkled on top and the cake "buckles" under the weight.


  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups blackberries frozen or Fresh, rinsed and dried
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter in a microwave safe dish.
  3. Mix together the sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Whisk in the milk and melted butter, stirring until just incorporated.
  5. Butter a pie plate or similar sized baking dish.
  6. Pour the batter into the buttered dish and sprinkle the blackberries over the top evenly.
  7. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the sugar and place in the oven for 40 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle the top with the remaining tablespoon of sugar and continue baking 15-20 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
Blackberry Buckle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 434 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 251mg11%
Potassium 237mg7%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 50g56%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 640IU13%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

 lightly adapted from The Pioneer Woman