After making this Mixed Berry Buckle, I will never go back to making cakes or pies in the summer again. This recipe is the perfect summer dessert to use up fresh berries that are in season.
A buckle is a firm vanilla cake layer topped with your favorite berries, and then showered in a streusel crumble topping. Truly incredible mash up of all my favorite desserts: pie, fruit crisp, and vanilla cake (vanilla > chocolate always in my book, sorry not sorry).
Before the 4th of July, I ran across the buckle for the first time. We assembled the ingredients and used a mix of red and blue berries to top the buckle. It baked up beautifully and we were all raving over the idea of a buckle.
Since then, I’ve made some significant tweaks to the original recipe I found and wanted to share it with all of you so you can also have a go-to late summer dessert/snack cake situation in your back pocket. It’s super quick to stir together, and then layer in a baking pan. Top it with your favorite vanilla ice cream or coconut whip for a swoon worthy dessert!