Plum-apricot buckle

8 - 9
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
1 hr
10 min
35 min
A buckle is a cakelike dessert that got its name because of the way the cake bakes up around the fruit and then "buckles." Our version uses Italian plums and fresh apricots, but you can use whatever stone fruit you like or happens to be in season. If you can't find Italian prune plums, use red or black plums instead. After making the batter, you arrange the fruit on top, then sprinkle with a crumble mixture of flour, sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Bake it, then marvel at your fruit cake's "buckled" appearance before serving the sweet treat to your guests.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Cake flour

1 cup(s)

Baking powder

1 tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Low-fat buttermilk

½ cup(s)


½ cup(s)


1 large egg(s)

Canola oil

¼ cup(s)

Vanilla extract

1 tsp


6 item(s), medium, Italian (prune) variety, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch wedges

Fresh apricot(s)

6 item(s), small, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch wedges

Cake flour

3 Tbsp


2 Tbsp

Unsalted butter

1 Tbsp, softened

Ground cinnamon

½ tsp


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 9-inch springform pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk, sugar, egg, oil, and vanilla in medium bowl. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan. Arrange plums and apricots on top, spacing evenly.
  3. To make topping, with your fingers, mix together flour, sugar, butter, and cinnamon in small bowl until crumbly; sprinkle evenly over fruit.
  4. Bake until buckle is browned and bubbly, about 35 minutes. Let cool in pan on wire rack about 20 minutes. Release side of pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  5. Per serving: 1/10 of buckle