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Coconut Lime Berry Cake

Welcome to the world little Mary Ruth! I’m so happy you’re here.

This week I have a new little niece, and she is just about the cutest thing. I am smitten with her dark curly hair, chubby cheeks and her sweet newborn smell. In honor of her, I present my new favorite summer cake: Coconut Lime Berry Cake.

You’re going to be making this cake every summer from now on, I promise.


Coconut Lime Berry Cake

(from Two Peas and Their Pod)

Yields: one 9-by-13 inch cake or 3 small pie tin cakes

3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 3/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 cup packed sweetened shredded coconut
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
3 large eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
2 tablespoons plus 3 tablespoons lime juice
3 cups mixed berries (I used blackberries, raspberries, & strawberries)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish  or three small pie tins (Marie Calendar size) and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 3/4 cups flour, baking powder, salt, and coconut. In another large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and 1 cup sugar on high until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until combined.

3. With mixer on low, add flour mixture in three additions, alternating with two additions of buttermilk, and beat until combined. Stir in lime zest and 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Pour batter into dish. Smooth top with a rubber spatula.

4. In a medium bowl, toss together 1 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, berries, and 3 tablespoons of lime juice. Scatter berry mixture over batter. Bake cake for 35-40 minutes for a 9-by-13-inch or 30-35 minutes for three small pie tins, or until cake is golden at edges and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

5. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares or slices, and serve.

Comments on: "Coconut Lime Berry Cake" (1)

  1. This isnt even funny, you had just made what may be my perfect cake and i dont have any berries on hand to make it! I cannot tell you how much i adore coconut and citrus, this is just the most wonderful recipe and i hope to make it veryvery soon 🙂

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