Coconut and blueberry loaf cake

Coconut and blueberry loaf cake

By 12/03/2017

Coconut is insanely addictive.

When I buy one it always takes a few attempts before I manage to crack it open but then it is pure joy. It is a great and satisfying healthy snack to have when you feel peckish. For me it is either that or nuts.

I was looking forward to share this blueberry loaf cake recipe which I made with dessicated coconut and the zest of one really perfumed organic lemon. It is moist, full of flavour and with an nice crunchy almond's topping. We had it with our afternoon tea today and they all had an extra slice.

So if you fancy a little treat this week you must give this one a go!

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 40 minutes



Whip the egg yolks with the sugar then add the melted butter. Add the lemon zest, the milk, the sifted flour with the baking powder and the coconut flakes. Mix well.

Whip the egg whites to a firm consistency and gently add them to the mixture.

Finally add the blueberries, mix well and pour the mixture onto a greased and floured loaf cake tin. Level it well with the back of a spoon.

making blueberry loaf tin cake

Wet the almond flakes with water (to prevent them from burning during cooking) and sprinkle them on top. Bake at 180C or 350F for about 35 to 40 minutes. Cover the top with tinfoil if you find that the almonds get brown too quickly.

Coconut blueberry cake with almonds

Check that the cake is cooked by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake: it should come out clean. If it is still too wet inside leave it in the oven for a little longer.

Let it cool down before removing it from the tin.

Coconut Blueberry Cake with almonds

Coconut blueberry cake

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7 Responses to Coconut and blueberry loaf cake

  1. cheri

    Hi Alida, what a delicious and flavorful loaf-cake. I have never cracked open a coconut before, will be a new experience for me.

    • Alida

      Yes fresh coconut it is delicious and nutritious, I really recommend it!

  2. Chiara

    quella cascata di mirtilli è molto invitante, una fettina la mangerei anche adesso ! Buona settimana, un abbraccio !

    • Alida

      Si li adoro i mirtilli meglio se di stagione comunque

  3. Balvinder

    I can’t stop looking at the beautiful pictures of this loaf. The almond flakes on top and the combination of coconut and blueberries itself sound so wonderful!

    • Alida

      Thanks I have enjoyed every bite of this one!

  4. La cucina di Molly

    Cocco e mirtillo che abbinamento delizioso, spettacolare questo plumcake, sicuramente da provare! Un bacione cara!

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