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Coconut Lime Berry Cake

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

Prep Time15 mins

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.