Two Peas and Their Pod

Coconut Lime Berry Cake

Our weekend was amazing. We had the most wonderful time at the EVO Conference. My brain is still too full to process the information, but I will try to get a recap post up soon. In the mean time, I have a fabulous cake recipe to share with you-Coconut Lime Berry Cake. If you are a regular follower of our blog, you know we love lime recipes. Lime cookies, pie, cake, rice, muffins, etc. We are obsessed. So when I saw a recipe for Coconut Lime Berry Cake in Everday Food, I knew I had to try it.

This cake screams summer! The cake is loaded with coconut, lime zest, and lime juice. There is buttermilk in the batter so the cake is very tender and moist. It is also very easy to throw together. You bake it in a 9 x13 pan and there is no frosting involved-my kind of cake:)

After the cake batter is evenly spread in the pan, you top it with fresh berries. I used raspberries and blueberries because that is what we had in our refrigerator. Blackberries would also work well. The berries really brightened up the cake. They are gorgeous!

The cake only takes 35-40 minutes to bake. The cake rises up to meet the berries while baking. The berries are the “icing” on the cake. They are swirled throughout the coconut lime batter. You can serve the cake with whipped cream or ice cream, but we enjoyed it plain. It is a great snack cake. Because there is no frosting, the cake is easy to transport which makes it perfect for summer picnics, pool parties, and bbq’s.

If you are looking for a new summer dessert, bake this Coconut Lime Berry Cake. The combination of coconut, lime, and berries is heavenly!

Coconut Lime Berry Cake

Yield: Serves 12

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35-40 minutes


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 raspberries and blueberries)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish 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 highuntil 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, 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 and serve.

Recipe adapted from Everyday Food

If you like this Coconut Lime Berry Cake, you might also like:

Coconut Cake from Leite’s Culinaria
Coconut-Cream Lime Cake from Completely Delicious
Coconut Layer Cake Filled with Lemon Curd from Beantown Baker
Coconut Lime Cake from Two Peas and Their Pod

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77 Responses to “Coconut Lime Berry Cake”

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet — July 11, 2011 @ 6:36 am

    3 of my favorite things… coconut lime and berry!

  2. Katrina — July 11, 2011 @ 6:42 am

    Love this! I adore berry cakes AND coconut lime cakes. Awesome.

  3. Becki @ Becki's Whole Life — July 11, 2011 @ 6:52 am

    This sounds wonderful. I also love anything with lime or lemon and coconut. Your lemon cookies are some of my favorites ever and I think maybe I made your toasted coconut lime cookies and they were favorites as well. Thanks for another great recipe!

  4. I really like the idea of lime with coconut. Haven’t tried that combo yet. Great recipe!

  5. Ashley@ Kitchen Meets Girl — July 11, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    This looks wonderful! And it looks light enough that I might be able to sneak it past my hubby without mentioning the coconut. He’s not a coconut fan, but I am. :-) Love the brightness of the berries–gorgeous!

  6. The Café Sucré Farine — July 11, 2011 @ 8:57 am

    This looks beyond delicious! Wish I had some right now!!

  7. Erica — July 11, 2011 @ 9:04 am

    This is so beautiful! And I know Josh would be all about the lime element. Deliciousness

  8. Beautiful!

  9. Cait's Plate — July 11, 2011 @ 9:27 am

    Oh man – those look just perfect! Loving the photography – you must’ve learned a lot this weekend!

  10. kelley — July 11, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    This is my kind of dessert for sure. Definitely going on the “to make” list. We could have used a slice of this at lunch the other day! :)

  11. Lori @ RecipeGirl — July 11, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    Wonderful and summery. And pretty too!

  12. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — July 11, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    Yummy cake with great flavors, I’m thinking cake for breakfast!

  13. Maritime Max — July 11, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    Of that whole list of ingredients, I don’t have coconut. So I’m headed to the store to make this cake this afternoon!

  14. marla — July 11, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    Well now this is the perfect thing to munch on after our busy weekend. This cake looks like the perfect sweet treat :)

  15. Jenny Flake — July 11, 2011 @ 10:33 am

    Yay for berries! Such a pretty cake Maria!!

  16. Kalyn — July 11, 2011 @ 10:33 am

    Very pretty! And fun seeing you and Josh this weekend.

  17. Bev Weidner — July 11, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    Coconut wins my heart every time!

    Okay berries do too.

    And butter. LOTS of butter.

    Okay everything in this recipe does.

  18. Sounds delicious! I love the fresh berries with the lime – awesome combination!

  19. How delicious! I’m so glad you guys had a great time at EVO! :-)

  20. TidyMom — July 11, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    Oh Maria this looks and sounds delicious!! just beautiful!!

    Was so fun meeting and hanging out with you and Josh last weekend!!

  21. Becky at Vintage Mixer — July 11, 2011 @ 11:54 am

    This looks super tasty!! I bet it would make for a delicious breakfast too!

  22. Lucy Lean — July 11, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    Glad you had a great time and thanks for sharing this delicious looking recipe – can’t wait to try some…

  23. susan — July 11, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    what a great combo!

  24. Jersye Girl Cooks — July 11, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    This looks wonderful!

  25. Lesley Lifting Life — July 11, 2011 @ 12:44 pm

    As always with your baked goods, YUM!!

  26. This looks awesome Maria! I recently made a mixed berry clafoutis and I love the way you put coconut into this…it looks and sounds…amazing!

  27. Austin (@TheHungryDogg) — July 11, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    Wow, does that look AND sound deliciously amazing. I’m a big lime fan. I can’t wait to try the recipe out. Thank you for posting it.

  28. Joyti — July 11, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    Hmmm, this sounds and looks very, very good. The combination of coconut and lime with berries is original, but sounds delectable!

  29. Joanne — July 11, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    I became a lime addict after making your sugar cookies, so I’m definitely going to have to try this!

  30. Rosie @ Sweetapolita — July 11, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

    This looks so yummy, and I love your lime recipes! Keep’em coming :)

  31. Cookbook Queen — July 11, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    Love coconut and lime combo. This sounds amazing!

  32. leslie — July 11, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    Totally just bookmarked this! Looks amazing Maria. This will be made very very soon!

  33. Cookin' Canuck — July 11, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    This sounds wonderful, Maria. Coconut and lime are already a favorite of mine – add berries and I’m in heaven.

  34. Sasha @ The Procrastobaker — July 11, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

    You have just combined my 3 all time favourite summery flavours, this looks like a must make to me! :) Beautiful cake indeed

  35. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — July 11, 2011 @ 5:36 pm

    This looks incredible! I have this bookmarked. Lovely!

    I LOVED seeing you this weekend! I am writing my blog post and don’t have any cute pictures of us? If you do, let me know…

    Your husband is awesome by the way and going to be a great dad!

  36. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — July 11, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    I saw this recipe in Everyday Food and have been wanting to make it ever since. It looks so good!

  37. Aimee — July 11, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    This just sounds amazing! And I am totally kicking myself for not being at EVO, it sounded like so much fun.

  38. Donna — July 11, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

    Lime in cake? Genius!

  39. Beautiful photos.

  40. Tracy — July 11, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

    Sounds like summer perfection to me!

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