Pineapple Coconut Buckle

Pineapple Coconut Buckle

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, coconut, coffee cake, pineapple
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 342kcal
Buckles are one of my favorite desserts -- loaded with as much fruit as a pie and as much batter as a cake with a delightful streusel topping!
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for batter

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cream of coconut such as Coco Lopez
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple cut in 1/4" dice
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut

for topping

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9" cake pan.

for the crumble

  • In a medium bowl combine the butter, sugar, cinnamon, flour and salt and using the tines of a fork cream the mixture together. Add the oatmeal and coconut and work them into the crumble mixture until well combined.

for the batter

  • In a large bowl beat together the sugar and butter. Add the egg and beat until smooth. Add the extracts, baking powder and one cup of all purpose flour and beat until just combined. Beat in the buttermilk and cream of coconut. Add the remaining flour and beat until just incorporated.
  • Spread half of the batter evenly in the prepared pan and sprinkle one cup of the pineapple bits over the batter.
  • Stir the remaining pineapple into the other half of the batter. Drop by teaspoonfuls over the pineapple, leaving some spots uncovered by the batter. Sprinkle the crumble topping.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool to room temperature and turn out the buckle onto a serving plate.


Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2.3mg