Coconut, Raspberry and Blueberry Cake

Coconut, Raspberry and Blueberry Cake

I don’t know about you but sometimes I just have to get back to basics with baking and bake a cake! Since taking part in the #GreatBloggersBakeoff this year, all my bakes seem to be related to British Bakeoff and getting more and more complicated. Sometimes it is nice just to throw a few ingredients together, and know it will work! Read on for my recipe for a delicious coconut, raspberry and blueberry cake!

Coconut, blueberry and raspberry cake

As we have now sadly reached the end of summer, I wanted to use the last of the summer fruits in my cake, before it is time to make way for baked apples, pumpkins and other mellow autumnal fruits. I do love desiccated coconut in a cake, and thought this might give the cake some added texture too.  My children were also thrilled to see I had made something they would want to eat. They weren’t that keen on povitica  last week…. I can’t imagine why.

Coconut, blueberry and raspberry cake

Coconut, blueberry and raspberry cake

Cake of course is always popular, especially when it is filled with summer fruit!  My coconut, raspberry  and blueberry cake looks pretty enough for afternoon tea, and will brighten up a dull afternoon. If it does not get scoffed straight away (not sure why!), store it in the fridge due to the cream filling.

Coconut, blueberry and raspberry cake

Coconut, raspberry and blueberry cake

A delicious cake full of summer fruit with a hint of coconut, filled with cream and fruit
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Course: Baking
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 464kcal


For the cake:

  • 175 g butter
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 175 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 50 g desiccated coconut
  • 75 g blueberries
  • 50 g raspberries

For the filling:

  • 150 ml double cream
  • More blueberries and raspberries I used about 50 g
  • Plus a handful of berries to decorate


  • Put the butter, sugar, self-raising flour, baking powder and eggs in a large bowl and mix using an electric whisk until smooth.
  • Add the desiccated coconut and fold it in.
  • Dust the berries with a little flour (to stop them sinking), then add to the bowl and fold in carefully.
  • Grease two 7 inch cake tins, pour half the cake batter into each one.
  • Bake at 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden brown, firm on top, and a cake tester comes out clean from the centre.
  • Remove from the oven, allow to cool for 5 minutes in the tins, then turn out of the tins onto racks to cool completely.
  • Whisk the cream for around 5 minutes until it reaches the soft peak stage. Stir in the extra fruit.
  • Spread the fruit and cream on top of one of the layers, then add the second on top.
  • Place the remaining berries on top and dust with icing sugar.
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Coconut, blueberry and raspberry cake recipe - a wonderful summery cake full of summer fruit and cream and with a hint of coconut

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That looks like such a lovely light cake – Beautiful combination of flavours! Thanks again for taking part in #Bakeoftheweek x

Wow this looks amazing! It looks so delicious x #BakeoftheWeek

I love cakes with fresh fruit in and have a bag of dessicated coconut in my cupboard at the moment so feel inspired by your scrummy cake:-)

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Oh yummy! This is most definitely a cake me and my family would enjoy. It looks gorgeous.

I’m hoping that in the GBBO final there will be some stunning cakes, fingers crossed.

That cake looks scrummy! I think my kids would have the same reaction if they came come to that.

#TastyTuesdays and #CookBlogShare

I know exactly what you mean! Sometimes I look at the #GBBO challenges and think ‘all I wanted was a slice of cake!’. It’s lovely to bake something you know will be good and make everyone happy. My kids taste everything I make rather cautiously… my son loved the doughnuts (and had several) my daughter would not touch them. I think I need to go back to basics and bake a lovely cake this week. Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare always lovely to see your recipes

This looks delicious and a great use of berries. I love the idea of the coconut in it as well