Raspberry buckle

Raspberry buckle cake with indentations of raspberries, topped with powdered sugar.

A buckle is so named because the top buckles when it cooks. It is a type of cake with fruit dropped into the batter. For this easy raspberry buckle, we feature the summer-sweet taste of fresh raspberries in the cake-like batter and also sprinkle them on top. Conduct your own yummy experiment using different types of berries or stone fruits to find out if raspberries take the cake, so to speak, for your family.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

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½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup flour
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
2¾ cups raspberries
Confectioners’ sugar
Whipped cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter a 2-quart glass baking dish.
  3. Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time. Beat after each to combine.
  5. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt together. Then add it to the butter-sugar mixture gradually and slowly.
  6. Spread batter in dish.
  7. Scatter berries on top. Bake 45 to 50 minutes.

Tasty twists: Try adding a teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract with a blueberry version. Yum!


Summer is the perfect time to savor delicious fruit! Check out these great recipes.