Blueberries are synonymous with summer, so it is fitting that July is National Blueberry Month. And, there are so many ways to enjoy this amazing little super food; from blueberry muffins and jams, to the more traditional blueberry pie or cobbler. But, if you’re looking for something a little different, you’re in luck! This Blueberry Buckle Poke Cake is a fun, new twist on a quintessential summertime dessert. And it’s a breeze to make, which makes it the perfect choice for all your summer celebrations, barbecues, potlucks and picnics.
This recipe combines light and airy white cake with sweet, yet slightly tart blueberry pie filling and a crunchy streusel-like topping to give you all the great flavors of a blueberry buckle, packed into a festive, fun and crowd-pleasing poke cake.
What is Poke Cake?
Poke Cake was invented by the Jell-O Company in 1969, as a way to increase their product sales. The original version was made by baking a white sheet cake, poking holes with a fork all over the top of the cake, and then pouring strawberry Jell-O all over the top of the cake, allowing it to fill the ‘poked’ holes. Bakers are now moving beyond gelatin and filling poke cake with everything from flavored syrups, chocolate, and caramel to coffee, cocktail mixers and fruit purées.
What is the Difference Between Buckle, Cobbler, and Crisp?
Blueberry Buckle is a moist fruit cake with a streusel topping, whereas a cobbler is baked fruit topped with a batter or biscuit crust. A fruit crisp (sometimes called a crumble) is also baked fruit, but with a streusel-like topping made of flour, nuts, oats, butter, and sugar. Blueberry Buckle gets its name from the fact that, once baked, the top takes on a buckled appearance.
How To Make Blueberry Buckle Poke Cake
Bake cake in 13×9 pan according to package instructions. Allow to cool. Using a wooden skewer or the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes in the top of the cake.
Then, in a blender, liquify the blueberry pie filling.
Next, pour the blueberry filling over the cake, using a spoon to work it into the holes. Top the blueberry filling with whipped cream.
Melt butter and mix together with brown sugar and crushed graham crackers. Sprinkle this over the top of the poke cake.
Chill for 4 hours before serving.
When it’s time to serve, top with additional blueberries, if desired. Enjoy!
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- 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix, prepared to package instructions
- 1 (21-ounce) can blueberry pie filling
- 8 ounce whipped cream, thawed
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 graham crackers, crushed
- Bake cake in 13x9 pan according to package instructions. Allow to cool.
- Using a wooden skewer or the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes in the top of the cake.
- In a blender, liquify the blueberry pie filling. Then pour the blueberry filling over the cake, using a spoon to work it into the holes.
- Top the blueberry filling with whipped cream.
- Melt butter and mix together with brown sugar and crushed graham crackers. Sprinkle this over the top of the poke cake.
- Chill for 4 hours before serving.
- When it's time to serve, top with additional blueberries, if desired.