Blueberry Buckle ... Vintage Blueberry Dessert

Like a cobbler, the buckle topping is similar to streusel, which gives it a buckled or crumpled appearance. 

 

Batter:

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup shortening

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

 

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1-1/2 cups blueberries

 

Topping:

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

1/4 cup soft butter

 

Mix 3/4 cup sugar shortening, eggs and milk until well blended.  Stir in 1-1/2 cups flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cloves.  Gently fold in blueberries.  Spread batter into a greased 9-inch square pan.  Combine remaining ingredients and mix until crumbly.  Sprinkle crumbs over batter.  Bake in preheated 370◦F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched.  Serve warm, cut into squares.   Yield: One 9-inch cake