Sunday, July 3, 2016

Blueberry Buckle and A Memory

My grandmother on my mothers side passed away before I was born.
Her sister, my Aunt Dot took her place and I loved her dearly.
She was such a strong woman, she did everything, cooked everything
and appreciated everything.
I think my love for birds came from her, she was an avid bird watcher and lover.
She made a Blueberry Coffee Cake that was to die for.
She never shared the recipe, she wanted to make it for us,
for it to be something special, that we only had when we visited her.
She passed away before sharing the recipe and I have always wished I could recreate it.
I found this recipe on Pinterest for Blueberry Buckle.
I made it hoping to recreate that memory, but it fell short.
It was delicious, 
but not the same as Aunt Dot's Blueberry Coffee Cake.

The ingredients...

the batter...

topped and ready for the oven.
It baked at 375 degrees for 40 minutes and it was perfect.

I am a messy baker,

and in addition to what's on the counter, this was in the sink.
I used a total of three bowls but it was definitely worth it!

A piece for me...

and a piece for the hubs.
I wish I could have shared a piece with Aunt Dot.
I hope she was watching as I baked. 
If she was, I'm sure she was smiling and I'm sure she was guiding me, 
as she always did when I was a child.
I was so lucky to have you in my life and I hope you know how much I looked up to you,
and how much I really loved you.

In case you missed the link's the recipe can be found here.


  1. I love this post. Your Aunt Dot sounds like one of my grandmothers. The blueberry buckle looks great. One of my favorite desserts.

  2. Hello, your blueberry cake looks delicious. I am sorry your Aunt's recipe was not shared before she passed away. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

  3. It looks so good. I wish you could find a recipe like you remember. I know that quandary. I have some recipes I am still looking for. I love your kitchen. Hardly messy. Have a lovely 4th Debbie!

  4. awww I feel the same way; my grandmother made the absolutely define 'tea cakes'. No one has her recipe. I've tried to replicate, but not as good.

    I'm glad you had your Aunt Dot in your life, Debbie. I had one also, and miss her so much.

    That really looks wonderful, and I know your aunt would be proud!


    1. P.S. My aunt always made "Lane Cake" for us. Have you ever heard of it, Debbie? It had about seven layers. YUM!

    2. no, i hadn't but i googled it and found this:

      very interesting and sounds so good!!!!

  5. Hummm devia de estar delicioso.
    Um abraço e bom Domingo.

    1. translated: Hummm should be delicious. A hug and good Sunday.

  6. I just loved reading this!! What a special relationship you had with your Aunt Dot! I hope my grandchildren will remember me and some of the things we have made together - like Texas Trash and Dilly Bits. Scent and taste can be powerful triggers to precious memories!

  7. Beautiful post. I had a very special Aunt too and have a couple of her recipes. When I make them I too feel as if she is there with me!

  8. it looks wonderful, even if not as wonderful as your aunt dot's...

  9. .. your cake looks wonderful Debbie and I'm glad it tasted great..... you have a delicious journey in trying to replicate your Aunt Dot's recipe.... enjoy...
    ...hugs.. Barb xxx

  10. Food really does tie us all together. Nice that you made this!

  11. It looks delicious, Debbie, and I'm sure your Aunt Dot was watching over you and is very proud of you. My paternal grandmother died when I was 4, and one of her sisters, my Aunt Ida, was like a grandmother to me. It's nice to have these memories, isn't it?

  12. Suchone a shame she hadn not left a copy of the recope in her will for you. Yours does look delicious although i suppose your Aunt's one will alwys be the best one to you

  13. Oh my goodness does that ever look delicious!! That is fantastic that your Aunt Dot took over and was their for you. All my grandparents had passed by the time I was born, except my grandpa and he died when I was three, don't remember anything about him. I like to think they are looking down on us.
    I did spy a Beautiful card on your shelf, I may just have to try and make one like it :)

  14. Your Aunt Dot., Had smiled to see that you remembered intentendo make your recipe.Se ve muy buena 😉

  15. Memories are so special for each and every one of us ... and cooking smells and recipes can provide us with so many.

    I'm sure Aunt Dot was with you as you made and enjoyed your cake.

    All the best Jan

  16. This looks delicious! I ate blueberry cobbler today that was cooked in a dutch oven. It was cooked outside covered in charcoal briquettes. It was amazingly good!!

  17. Thanks for the recipe; it looks delicious. I really enjoyed your story too. I had an Aunt Lucille that made a chocolate cake to die for and she never gave her recips out either. She made it every year for my birthday and I loved her for it and love the taste of it. I have never found a cake that tasted like hers did. I can appreciate your love for your Aunt Dot. It is so wonderful to have these kind of cherished memories. Love and hugs~