Monday, July 25, 2016

Blueberry Buckle Cake

     While blueberries are cheap and plentiful, run out and buy the ingredients you need to make this wonderful cake.  That being said, I am giving you the original recipe from Kraft but I substituted a plain white cake mix with a Duncan Hines Golden Butter mix I had in the pantry.  The big difference is that the Golden Butter mix is made with 7 tablespoons of softened butter in place of the usual vegetable oil.  Needless to say, the cake was very rich.  The cake baked for a total of 30 minutes with 12 briquettes in a ring around the bottom of the oven, 16 coals placed in a ring around the outside of the lid with 9 more placed in a second smaller ring around the center.  Take a peek halfway through cooking time to make sure the cake is not browning too quickly.  Light, crunchy and overflowing with berries, every bite will remind you of a warm, summer's day.
Blueberry Buckle Cake
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1 package (2 layer size) white cake mix plus ingredients needed from package to make cake
1 3.4 oz package vanilla flavor instant pudding
1 Tblsp lemon zest (optional)
4 cups fresh blueberries

     Lightly oil or spray 12 inch dutch oven; line with parchment paper.
     Combine first 3 ingredients in large bowl.
     Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
     Prepare cake batter as directed on package.
     Add dry pudding mix and zest; beat 2 minutes.
     Fold in blueberries; pour into prepared dutch oven.
     Sprinkle with streusel mixture.
     Bake at 375 degrees for 35-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
     Cool for 30 minutes before removing from oven.

Sprinkle batter with streusel topping

Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes or until
tester comes out clean

Buttery, moist and best of all, made from a cake mix


  1. This dish is amazing! I have two finicky kids, they both loved it, husband loved it, dog loved it and I loved it!

  2. I threw this dessert together as a last minute whim when nothing else was available when guests were over. I thought it would be interesting and instructive for them as they were unfamiliar with outdoor campfire dutch oven cooking. I Baked it in a 12" dutch oven following your directions, and as usual everything was spot-on.
    The cake did not last long. With a dab of Vanilla ice cream accompanying the portions, it was attacked with a ferocity that astonished everone. Our guests could not believe the results of using coals on a Dutch oven. Another successful evening!
    Thank you, Liddy!

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