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

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Raspberry Coconut Cake with Coconut Streusel

This simple cake is great for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. It is Josh's all-time favorite cake!
4.84 from 12 votes


For the cake:

For the Coconut Streusel:


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan or pie pan. Set aside.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Note-the cake will keep up to 2 days, stored in an air-tight container on the counter.

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  1. Raspberries and coconut made a good combo. I am sure I would agree that this cake is yummylicious, especially with the coconut streusel. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog’s and recipes over her in England.
    The only problem I have is trying to convert your american measures of cups and sticks into our metric grams and millilitres!!!

  3. Raspberries and coconut are DEFINITELY a match made in heaven…and coconut streusel? I die. This is beautiful and sounds amazing Maria! Pinned!

  4. This sounds amaaaaazing! Isn’t it funny how “the best” is declared on recipes I never think would win that prize. Happens around here too.

  5. I want to marry this dessert? Is that legal. I’m bonkers for that raspberry/coconut combo.

    Spooning this up for Halloween,….hehe. Then people would never leave.

  6. Love coconut and raspberry combination. This cake is the best kind of yummy 😉

  7. Ooooh yum!!! this looks great Maria! I make a GF vegan version of this for my family, but my husband would die for a slice of the real thing- I think I will make this for him- YUM!

  8. When you say coconut milk, do you mean the stuff you buy in the dairy section (similar to almond milk), or do you mean the stuff that comes in a can in the Mexican or mixed drink section?

    1. 5 stars
      I used the kind you get in the dairy section and the cake was delicious too! Everyone raved about it. The only suggestion I would make to others making it, is to line the bottom of the springform pan with parchment paper. The cake was so dense that it almost fell apart when I transferred from the pan to the cooling rack.

  9. I’ll take a slice, please! I love the sound of that coconut streusel topping!

  10. I adore all things coconut, so this is going on my must try list!!! love the raspberry addition to it as well. It looks so summery!

  11. I feel like everyone’s got baking fever right now! I just made a spice cake using Ginger Ale, and now I see this beautiful raspberry coconut cake! It looks lovely, great job!

  12. will try this, there’s just the 2 of us, I wonder if it can be frozen? I make 2 die for raspberry streusel muffins, have always got some in my freezer. 🙂

  13. I am looking forward to making this but I cannot find coconut extract. Any suggestions for substitutions?

  14. Raspberries are my favorite. Maybe because they are harder to get unless you are lucky enough to know someone with a patch. They are prolific in my part of the country. But I guess they are pricey because of their short almost non existent shelf life. I make a lot of coffee cake. So I find this recipe sublime and I pinned it.

  15. Made this for dessert tonight and it did not disappoint. Kids loved it and so did hubby and I. (Made with unsweetened coconut & served with a little spoon of vanilla ice cream.) Delicious!

  16. Can I make this into a chocolate raspberry coconut cake?? Do you think it would be good??? My sister is requesting a chocolate raspberry cake for her birthday and I saw your recipe…… I really want to make it, but I think she’s set on the chocolate part. What are your thoughts??? Thanks so much for your help!! 😀 Love your recipes and your blog, Thanks for all you do!!

  17. I made this recipe following the exact directions provided and it was absolutely divine. I served it with a little scoop of French vanilla ice cream and everyone loved it. Reminded me of “Mikado” cookies I used to eat when visiting Ireland, so thank you for bringing back such lovely memories.

    I will be making this again…and again…and again. A total keeper.

  18. This one is a definite winner! It looks very impressive and tastes fantastic — not overly sweet, but very flavorful — yet doesn’t take a great deal of effort. The “crust” caramelized a little bit too, and man oh man were we all swooning over it. I can’t wait to make this again and experiment with the base!

  19. Oh, and Janice Perlman — I skipped the extract because I didn’t see it at Trader Joe’s, and I thought it stood just fine without 🙂

  20. Substituted gluten free flour and it was moist & delicious. Made one with half raspberries and half blueberries, equally delicious.

  21. LOVELY cake! I would serve this for a brunch or bridal/baby shower because it is light and so flavorful. I also love that it is made in a pie pan! I am obsessed with raspberries so I would maybe up the amount to 1.5 cups for more tart flavor. Wondered if there could be a substitute for the coconut milk? I just hate wasting the can of milk since I used less than half. Would whole or skim milk work as well?
    PS, the streusel absolutely makes it!!!

  22. This isn’t just a summer treat. A co-worker brought this delicious dessert to share with us today. Those of us we love coconut (because you either love it or not, there’s no in between) ranted and raved about how great it is. I immediately asked for the recipe. Thankfully she shared the actual link. I am stopping for some raspberries and coconut milk on the way home tonight because I know my family will absolutely love this!

    I look forward to enjoying your other recipes 🙂

  23. Holy moly is this cake delicious! I was looking for recipes to use my glut of golden raspberries and I thought this sounded tasty and I’m so glad I made it! Absolutely delicious! Delicate crumb, light, tasty cake and the raspberry flavor mingled in is divine, and the crispy topping is amazing! The only change I had to make (bc I didn’t have any) is I subbed a 1/2t of almond extract for the coconut extract. I didn’t want to add too much almond, but i think that amount was a great addition. Thanks for a seriously delicious recipe!

  24. Can I use a dessicated coconut instead of the sweetened coconut? Also Coconut milk, do you mean coconut crème?

  25. 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!  

  26. 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.

    1. 4 stars
      Good cake, but I would reduce the sugar (I used 1/2 cup – but I would reduce it even to 1/3 cup).

  27. I made this and it was very good! Would recommend.

    Worth drizzling over white chocolate perhaps but is great without.

  28. Hi Maria,
    I’d like to make this for Mother’s Day but have a question about the coconut milk. When I make your (insanely delicious) coconut raspberry loaf, I use a carton of Silk almond coconut milk. I noticed you didn’t specify here. Should I use that again, or are you talking about canned coconut milk (like you’d use when making Thai food)? Thank you!

  29. Excellent cake! My husband’s friend tried it and said it was really nice, then said “And I don’t even care for coconut.” I made it again today – your website was down so I couldn’t access the recipe so tried it from memory (after making it only once!) Ended up with more coconut and doubled the coconut milk, so it took a little longer to bake but it was still very good. Have passed it to friends and family too!

  30. 5 stars
    Craving a coconut & raspberry dessert of some kind, so a quick Google search later, and I landed on this recipe. With beautiful pictures, a lovely streusel topping idea, good reviews and supportive husband comment mentioned, I was sold! Couldn’t find my 9″ cake pan ANYWHERE, so instead cut this recipe by 1/3 and made mini cupcakes (~21 total)! Used raspberry preserves dollops instead of fresh fruit, and made this vegan with 1/4 cup carbonated water = 1 egg substitute ratio. Also had to use a mix of plant butter and coconut oil as I was short on the butter supply, but I was determined to make this work lol! Cut the bake time to 25min (after a few toothpick tests) aaaaannnnddd…. FABULOUS results!! Delicious, pretty, & so satisfying 🙂 Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  31. Ok this is the BEST!! So moist. GREAT flavor and i didn’t use coconut extract it didn’t need it and i didn’t have it. And the coconut milk i used was canned full fat. The thick stuff! i used unsweetened shredded coconut and it was definitely sweet enough that way. Tastes like an expensive bakery treat and has a nice crunchy sweet buttery topping. I did add a couple spoons of homemade strawberry jam bc i didn’t have enough raspberries. I just say my streusel was quite wet, so I added an extra tablespoon of flour and popped it on top in little blobs. Not like a typical streusel but baked into the cake PERFECTLY. And also i probably ended up with an extra 1/4 of coconut milk bc i had leftover and didn’t want to waste. So I added that when mixing the wet ingredients in