A light and airy cake with soft blueberries and prunes and a gingery streusel topping to seal the deal! Who knew blueberries and prunes made such a delicious pairing? The pair is joined by warm spices to make this Blueberry Prune Buckle with Ginger Streusel a recipe that you'll be craving over and over again.
Have you gotten into prunes yet? If not, you're missing out. Try this recipe as well as this Soft and Buttery Prune Starbread. Don't stop there! Try these Caramelized Banana and Prune Breakfast Bowls too for a healthy and delicious breakfast!
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That being said, I made this Blueberry Prune Buckle made with California Prunes and honestly, it's freaking delicious. So this recipe is a three layer situation. The bottom layer is a buttery soft cake followed by a second layer that is riddled with blueberries and prunes. Then, the ginger streusel topping. Woo! It truly brings the flavors of this buckle together. And when I say this is good? Oh, it's great!
A buckle is a baked dessert akin to a coffee cake as far as texture is concerned. However, a buckle has berries or fruit baked into the batter, making the finished product appear "buckled".
Think of a buckle as a cobbler with cake as opposed to biscuits or pie crust. When baked, the blueberries and prunes become jammy and soft while the cake becomes airy and light.
Why aren't buckles more popular? I say we bring them back!! Make this Blueberry Prune Buckle and let's start a movement.
One thing I love about this blueberry prune buckle is that it doesn't require any special or hard to find ingredients. Often when we read recipe titles, we think that the recipe will include something off the beaten path - however, I'm here to assure you that everything in this recipe can be found at your local grocer. See below!
That's it! Bake it all together and have a delicious baked treat perfect for dessert or with your morning cup of coffee 🙂
For starters, we're going to make the ginger streusel topping. Start by combining melted butter, brown sugar, flour, ginger, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt in a small bowl. Mix together with your hands until a crumble forms. Add to the freezer until ready to use.
Onto the cake. Combine flour, baking powder, brown sugar, butter, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, milk, and orange zest. Mix together and pour into a 9 inch springform pan. Add blueberries and prunes on top of the cake batter. Then remove ginger streusel from the freezer pour on top of blueberry/prune layer.
Bake for about 45-50 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees F. Let it cool for about 20 minutes and you're done!
This blog post and recipe for Blueberry Prune Buckle was made in partnership with California Prunes and California Grown! I received compensation in exchange for this work. My opinions on their products are genuine. If I didn't love their products, I would certainly mention it! Thanks for your continued support!
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