Friday, February 14, 2014

Coconut Blueberry Cake

A delicious tender, moist Coconut Blueberry Cake topped with a lemon glaze!
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Do you love blueberry and lemon with a little coconut thrown in as much as I do?  I hope so!  This cake is a winner for several reasons.  First, it was soooo easy to make.  It actually reminded me of a muffin batter when I was mixing it together.  Dry and wet ingredients are mixed in separate bowls and then stirred together until just moistened. Then the blueberries are folded in. I went with 2 cups of frozen blueberries that I coated with 2 TBLS of flour to keep them in the middle of the cake.  You don't have to thaw the berries, use them frozen.  The batter is topped with coconut which browns ever so slightly when baked.  The recipe said to bake this for 22-24 minutes, when I read it I thought that baking time a little odd for a 13x9 in cake.  Mine wasn't done at that time , it took about 40 - 45 minutes for it to bake.  The cake is topped with a lemon glaze after it's baked.  You can either drizzle it on each piece as you serve or top the entire cake.  The next time I make this I'm going to up the grated lemon peel to 2 tsps, one is just a tease, I love my lemon and blueberry flavors! The coconut adds a little texture and flavor to this very soft , moist cake. This is absolutely delicious and so easy to make, we LOVED it!  I hope you do too!  Enjoy!




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Coconut Blueberry Cake
Taste Of Home

Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries ( I used 2 cups frozen blueberries tossed in 2 TBLS flour)
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
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  • LEMON SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

(The cake baked in my oven for 40- 45 minutes )

  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat the
  • eggs, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Fold in blueberries.

  • Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with
  • coconut. Bake at 375° for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick
  • inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and lemon peel.
  • Gradually add water until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir
  • for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in
  • butter and lemon juice. Cut cake into squares; drizzle with lemon
  • sauce. Yield: 12-15 servings.
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11 comments:

Lisa Ghenne said...

Love this! Blueberry and lemon are a favorite combination of mine, and I'm a coconut lover too! So making this!

Mary Bostow said...

You're so welcome Lisa! Let me know how you like it!!

Debby Foodiewife said...

This looks so incredibly delicious and very easy to make! I love the idea of coconut, for texture. Lemon and blueberry are a perfect pairing.
I'm pinning this, for a fast and delicious dessert. Gosh, everything you make looks fantastic!

MonuTeena RecipesPassion said...

wow i am obsessed with the cake colors :) pass ;)

Shelby Law Ruttan said...

I am absolutely in love with this. Two of my favorites are coconut and blueberry. I have it pinned to try soon! Thank's Mary!

Joanne T Ferguson said...

G'day! Love the combination of coconut and blueberry! YUM!
Cheers! Joanne

Mary Bostow said...

Your welcome Shelby ! Let me know how it goes for you when you make! Would love to know!

Mary Bostow said...

Thank you Joanne It's definitely a keeper!

Sandi P said...

Hi Mary, This cake looks absolutely amazing! I love blueberries and I could definitely eat more than one piece! I want to jump into my monitor and grab it...LOL!! :)

Sandi @ A New York Foodie

Mary Bostow said...

Thank you Sandi, we loved it. Blueberries and lemon are my favorite flavors!!

DebbieM said...

Made this with Jules gluten free flour and it was great! One of our new favorite recipes!