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Blueberry and Coconut Coffee Cake

Blueberry and Coconut Coffee Cake

We decided to throw a surprise slumber party for my daughter on her seventh birthday. It was a huge hit and my daughter was thrilled! There were 6 girls at the party and we had a fantastic time making homemade mini pizzas, playing freeze dance, watching a Barbie movie, playing hide and seek, painting nails and of course, staying up late. I wanted to make something simple and tasty for breakfast so I made this blueberry and coconut coffee cake I found at Week of Menus. It was really easy to make and tasted wonderful. My daughter especially loved it. I served this cake with fresh fruit, bacon, and scrambled eggs for a quick, simple, and delicious breakfast.

How to Make a Blueberry and Coconut Coffee Cake:



  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Blueberry and Coconut Coffee Cake

Combine the flour, butter, coconut, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix until moist and crumbly. Set aside.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 – 3 cups of fresh blueberries, or frozen (unthawed)

Blueberry and Coconut Coffee Cake

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat your 9x13x2 baking dish with cooking spray.

Sift the 2 cups of flour, baking powder, and salt into a small bowl.

Using a mixer, beat the butter in a large bowl until fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup of sugar, beating until well blended. Add the eggs one at a time, beating to blend after each egg.

Mix dry ingredients into the batter alternating with milk, 3 additions each.

Pour half of the batter into the prepared baking dish making sure to spread it evenly; sprinkle the blueberries over the top.

Add 1/2 cup of the topping mixture on top of the blueberries. Pour the remaining batter on top. Sprinkle the rest of the topping over the batter evenly.

Blueberry and Coconut Coffee CakeBake for 35-40 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy.

Blueberry and Coconut Coffee Cake


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net


Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original Recipe from Week of Menus and Bon Appetit – Feb. 1996



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  1. Why oh why do you stay so far….we could have had coffee cake and coffee for breakfast, discussing our daily menu!!Scrumptious!

  2. Hi hun,
    YUMM!!!…I am going to have to avoid your page in January otherwise I am NEVER going to lose my saddlebags *GRIN*.

    Sue 🙂

  3. Coffee cakes make me think of visiting my Aunt in the summers when I was little. She always had some wrapped up on her counter in case someone dropped by.

  4. what a happy coincidence–blueberries and coconut are two ingredients i need to clear out of my freezer. excellent way to combine them, but what a shame you had to share. 🙂

  5. Love blueberry coffee cake, but have never thought to add coconut, one of my favorite ingredients. Sounds like you and the girls had a wonderful time.

  6. Coffee cake is something that we always have on hand or in the freezer so we can pull it out when we have last minute guests. Looks yummy!

  7. I loved coffee cake growing up because it was the only way my parents would give me coffee. Now I don't need a reason to drink coffee and in fact pretty sure my blood is 90% caffeine.

    Here to lend my support to coconut because I feel it lacks love.

    Awesome job!

  8. Cant wait to make this! My slumber party invite must of been lost in the mail, LOL! I bet you had a great time and M did too!

  9. I'm glad your daughter had a great time at her slumber party! The coffee cake sounds & looks great! What a great way to end a fun party!

  10. What a perfect breakfast treat, or anytime treat for that matter! I love the addition of coconut in this coffee cake Pam…wish I had a piece for my mid-morning coffee break!
    I do have blueberries in the freezer, so I'll be making this for my hubby who adores coconut. 🙂

  11. This is a terrific idea! This look fantastic and very simple to make. I'd love this with a steamy cup of coffee and the Sunday paper.

  12. Pam, you definitely get "Mom of the Month" for your splendid ideas for your daughter's party, as well as your incredible recipe ideas. This coffee cake sounds marvelous; especial with the tart blueberry combined with the sweet coconut. Thanks for passing on another terrific breakfast treat.

  13. What a gorgeous breakfast treat! I definitely don't use coconut in my baking / cooking enough. This is great inspiration.

  14. My daughter is a a few months shy of 4, but I love to read stories of older kids…a little sneak peak into my future. Is it crazy that I'm excited about the sleepovers?

    Just printed this out – must make.

  15. I am having a friend for coffee tomorrow morning and I think this will be on the menu as well. It looks delicious!

  16. Sounds like a fantastic time! Except of course for the Barbie movie and the painting nails, heh heh 🙂 But I gladly would have stayed in the kitchen and eaten this cake all by myself 🙂

  17. …and then all the other little girls went home and asked their mommies why they can't have such a wonderful breakfast!

  18. It sounds like a good time was had by all and what a yummy looking cake, with that lovely moist layer of blue along the bottom 🙂

  19. hi! pam..am new in the baking world. gave this recipe a try yday..and it sure was a big hit..and pretty easy to put together. thanks for the inspiration 🙂


  20. I made this over the weekend for brunch with my nieces and everyone absolutely loved it! Very simple to make and delicious