Raspberry Coconut Cake with Coconut Streusel

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Raspberry Coconut Cake with Coconut Streusel-a simple coconut cake dotted with raspberries and topped with sweet coconut streusel. 

Raspberry Coconut Cake with Coconut Streusel Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com This simple summer cake is great for breakfast or dessert! #cake

I don’t bake a lot of cakes, but I have made more than my fair share. I recently made a Raspberry Coconut Cake with Coconut Streusel and Josh said that it is the BEST cake I’ve ever made. I was kind of surprised because I just made this cake up on a whim. I wasn’t expecting it to get the BEST cake tittle. I personally don’t know if I would give it the best cake award because I am a chocolate cake kind of gal, but I will say that this cake is really, really good! It is definitely a winner!

Raspberry Coconut Cake with Coconut Streusel Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com This simple cake is great for breakfast or dessert! #cake

Raspberries and coconut are a match made and heaven and the perfect ingredients for a summer cake!

Raspberry Coconut Cake with Coconut Streusel Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Love this simple cake recipe! #cake #coconut

The cake is made with coconut milk, flaked coconut, and has a coconut streusel topping so if you are a coconut lover, you are in for a real treat!

Raspberry Coconut Cake with Coconut Streusel Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Love this simple cake recipe!

Instead of using a frosting or glaze, I topped the cake with a sweet coconut streusel. The cake didn’t need anything else. The coconut streusel topping was the perfect finishing touch to my cake!

I made this cake in the morning and was planning on saving it for dessert after dinner, but Josh decided he wanted a piece for breakfast. He immediately fell in love and couldn’t stop raving about my cake! He had a piece for breakfast and dessert that night:) This cake is great anytime of the day!

If you are looking for a simple summer cake to make, give my Raspberry Coconut Cake with Coconut Streusel a try! According to Josh, it is the BEST cake I’ve ever made!

Raspberry Coconut Cake with Coconut Streusel Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Coconut lovers will go crazy for this cake! #cake

Raspberry Coconut Cake with Coconut Streusel

This simple cake is great for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. It is Josh's all-time favorite cake!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
15 minutes
Total Time
1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup raspberries fresh or frozen

For the Coconut Streusel:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter cut into pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan or pie pan. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in egg, coconut milk, vanilla, and coconut extract. Mix until combined.
  4. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients. Stir in the coconut. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Arrange raspberries on top of batter and slightly press them down.
  5. To make the coconut streusel topping, in a small bowl combine flour, brown sugar, and coconut. Add in butter pieces and mix together with your fingers until crumbly. Top the cake with coconut streusel.
  6. Bake cake for 45-50 minutes or until it is golden brown and firm to the touch. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire cooling rack. Cut into slices and server.
  7. Note-the cake will keep up to 2 days, stored in an air-tight container on the counter.

Maria Lichty

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. 5 stars
    Great recipe! I only keep unsweetened coconut on hand, and it works well. I used shredded coconut for the batter and flaked for the streusel. This cake will definitely be on rotation during raspberry season from now on. Thank you for sharing!  

  2. 5 stars
    Your husband is right!  This cake is special.  I’ve made this cake twice already and received rave reviews. It will definitely become one of my ‘go to’ recipes.   It is not overly sweet and  is very moist.  It’s nice to get a contrast of the tart raspberry with the sweet cake.  The streusel topping just takes it to the next level. If you love coconut, this cake will not disappoint.

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