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Sweet Cherry Buckle. A quick, easy, vegan and insanely delicious way to enjoy cherry season! The perfect fruit dessert! www.twopurplefigs.com

Sweet Cherry Buckle

This easy cherry buckle is a no-fuss baked fruit dessert with soft, stewed cherries at the bottom and a fluffy cake layer on top! The perfect summer dessert for cherry season! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baked cherry dessert, cherry buckle, stone fruit buckle
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 240 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 16 oz frozen cherries 1 x 16 oz bag

For the cake

  • 3 tablespoons melted butter ( or coconut oil if Vegan)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk ( Can use Soy or Almond Milk if Vegan)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For the topping

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup boiled hot water


  1. Place the frozen cherries into a 8 ramekins or a 9 inch baking pan.
  2. Make the cake by mixing the dry ingredients into a bowl (flour, baking powder, sugar and salt). Use a whisk and mix them, then add in the milk and melted butter, and whisk again.
  3. Spoon the batter mixture over the top of the berries evenly and spread with the spoon but it won't cover completely.
  4. Next mix the topping together in a bowl until the cornstarch is completely combined and no lumps are left.
  5. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the top of the batter among the ramekins, and do not mix in.
  6. Next, pour the water over the top of everything and again, do not mix the layers.

  7. Bake in a 375-degree oven for 25 minutes until the buckle is puffed and slightly golden. For the 9-inch baking pan, the buckle bakes for 1 hour. Serve and Enjoy! :)

Recipe Notes

  • The beauty of this cherry buckle is you can make it with any juicy fruit—any. Think a type of berry or a combo, peaches, mango, apricots and probably pears.
  • The most important thing is to make sure the fruit is cut up into dice size pieces and the fruit has to be FROZEN.
  • I like using individual ramekins but you can always make the buckle into a large baking dish and cut it up during serving.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Cherry Buckle
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 117mg5%
Potassium 213mg6%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.