Coconut Lime Berry Cake

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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

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  • 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 ¾ 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.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!

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

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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! 🙂

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

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

  8. Coconut wins my heart every time!

    Okay berries do too.

    And butter. LOTS of butter.

    Okay everything in this recipe does.

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

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

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

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

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

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

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

  17. 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!

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

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

  20. Hi Maria! These are stunning, and the berries, they are just so vibrant and inviting. I could devour that whole bowl there.

  21. What a beautiful, summery cake! I love that the berries are the frosting. Glad you had a great time at the conference.

  22. I’m loving each and every part of this cake! From the fruit, to the lime, to the coconut, it’s all perfect. I’ll take seconds please!!!

  23. I made this tonight. Mmmmm. I took it to a church activity and all the ladies loved it. Thanks for another great yummy recipe.

  24. What a gorgeous cake! It has so many of my favorite flavors. YUM! I wish I had a huge slice right now. 🙂

  25. I made this yesterday–WOW! We love it! This will be come a regular treat during berry season. Thank you very much!

  26. I made this tonight, and I am totally and completely in love with it. I split the recipe into 3 small pie pans to share with a pregnant friend who’s a week overdue, a sister-n-law who has a 3 day old, and ourselves. Thanks for spreading the love of lime and coconut, so I can too.

  27. this would’ve been perfect for the 4th of july. the good news is that it’ll be just as perfect for the 15th of july. 🙂

  28. I love all the things you can make with summer berries! This cake is the perfect picnic cake!

  29. I love lime and coconut… I posted some lime recipes on my blog recently and am always looking for more inspiration… thanks for sharing this recipe… will be checking out your other “lime” links 🙂

  30. Heaven on a plate! You’re right this screams summer, yum. Was perusing the edamame guacamole and the cilantro hummus but who could refuse a summer berry cake, thanks a bunch. (When our a.c. gets fixed I will be making this for sure.)

  31. yum! We made this last night, and my daughter asked for thirds! We used strawberries and blueberries and it was tasty!

  32. I made this last weekend and made a few substitutions with gluten and dairy free coconut flour and coconut spread it it turned out great. I loved the way it was so light and fluffy. Great idea for a summer dessert!

  33. How do you think frozen berries would work in your gorgeous recipe? I live in the Dubai & the fresh berries are ridiculously expensive…

  34. This is my go to cake for summer entertaining for the past several years! Sooo delicious and transportable and my kids eat the leftovers for breakfast! Thanks for all the great recipes on this blog. I have made many.