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Food & dining

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe for cranberry buckle with pecan streusel

Makes one 9-inch square cake

A buckle is a combination of cake batter, berries, and crumb, named for the buckled top that forms as the cake bakes. You can make buckles by topping a batter with berries, layering berries with batter, or mixing in the berries, as we do here. This cake is topped with a crisp, brown sugar-pecan streusel.

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