Blackberry Apple Buckle

The streusel topping on this moist fruit cake makes the top look buckled. Part cake, part blackberry crisp, this Blackberry Apple Buckle recipe can be enjoyed using frozen or canned blackberries all year long!

blackberry apple buckle


Streusel Topping

⅓ C sugar
2 T all-purpose flour
½ t cinnamon
Pinch salt
2 T cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


1¾ C all-purpose flour
2 t baking powder
½ t salt
4 T unsalted butter, softened
1 C sugar
1 egg
½ C milk
1 large apple, cored and cut into thin slices
1½ C fresh, frozen (thawed), or canned blackberries
Powdered sugar, optional


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350℉. Butter and flour a 9” cake pan or 9” square baking dish.

Step 2
For streusel, in a medium bowl whisk together sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Add butter and work into mixture with your fingers until streusel is crumbly. Set aside.

Step 3
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg until combined. Beat in milk, then stir in flour mixture. Fold in half the apple and berries. Scrape batter into prepared pan.

Step 4
Sprinkle remaining apple and berries over cake, then sprinkle with streusel. Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, 50-55 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes in pan, then dust with powdered sugar if desired.