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Coconut Blueberry Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

15 servings

My husband and I pick wild blueberries every summer and store plenty of them in the freezer. That way, we can enjoy this delicious coffee cake and other favorite blueberry treats all year long. -Janis Plourde Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • LEMON SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with coconut. Bake at 375° for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and lemon zest. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 272 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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