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.

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

 

Topping:

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

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

 

Cake:

  • 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)

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.

Bake 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.

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

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41 Responses to “Blueberry and Coconut Coffee Cake”

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    Nina Timm — December 8, 2009 @ 5:57 am

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

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    tigerfish — December 8, 2009 @ 6:15 am

    I need this and coffee tomorrow morning!

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    Jenn — December 8, 2009 @ 6:45 am

    Slumber parties. I remember those. hehehe…These are a definitely great snack to have.

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    Sushma Mallya — December 8, 2009 @ 9:47 am

    looks delicious…

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    tracieMoo — December 8, 2009 @ 9:48 am

    blueberry and coconut! yum. I bet they smell great when they're baking in the oven. owh, YUM!!

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    Mrs Snow — December 8, 2009 @ 10:19 am

    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 :)

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    ♥peachkins♥ — December 8, 2009 @ 11:20 am

    I bet all of them loved this!

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    Pam — December 8, 2009 @ 11:34 am

    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.

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    Conor @ HoldtheBeef — December 8, 2009 @ 12:38 pm

    I could eat that entire tray. Delicious.

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    Grace — December 8, 2009 @ 1:37 pm

    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. :)

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    Cathy — December 8, 2009 @ 1:53 pm

    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.

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    Mandy — December 8, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

    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!

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    stephchows — December 8, 2009 @ 2:42 pm

    Seriously cool mom points, sounds like a little girls perfect night!! Great job!

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    chakhlere — December 8, 2009 @ 2:54 pm

    what a great combo of coffee and blueberry…cake looks absolutely yummy!!

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    Jeff — December 8, 2009 @ 3:04 pm

    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!

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    Cheryl — December 8, 2009 @ 3:21 pm

    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!

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — December 8, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

    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!

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    Cathy — December 8, 2009 @ 3:55 pm

    This looks delish! It's currently -11 here…so this just might be today's project!

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    Debbie — December 8, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

    Coconut and blueberries are such a great combination! Looks delish!

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    Lynda — December 8, 2009 @ 4:17 pm

    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. :)

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    Katherine Aucoin — December 8, 2009 @ 4:21 pm

    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.

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    George Gaston — December 8, 2009 @ 4:32 pm

    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.

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    Sharon — December 8, 2009 @ 4:55 pm

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

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    Sasha — December 8, 2009 @ 5:56 pm

    Looks yummy! Coffee cakes are usually a great crowd-pleaser. You're such a good mommy : )

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    teresa — December 8, 2009 @ 8:10 pm

    this looks incredible! like a burst of summer during these cold months!

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    Amy — December 8, 2009 @ 8:13 pm

    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.

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    Sarah — December 8, 2009 @ 8:48 pm

    I just made this and it is so good! Thanks!

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    Bridgett — December 8, 2009 @ 8:49 pm

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

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    Manggy — December 8, 2009 @ 9:12 pm

    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 :)

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    Marjie — December 8, 2009 @ 9:57 pm

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

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    Kristin — December 8, 2009 @ 10:36 pm

    You had me at coconut!

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    Jacqueline — December 8, 2009 @ 11:35 pm

    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 :)

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    Ch4ttyC4thy — December 9, 2009 @ 12:35 am

    Okay, I am so making this tonight! It will make a yummy breakfast for the morning. :)

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    Gulmohar — December 9, 2009 @ 1:29 am

    Awesome combo..And am sure your daughter and friends had a great slumber party :-)

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    Elra — December 9, 2009 @ 4:27 am

    Blueberry, coconut, hmm sounds so good.

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    Ana Powell — December 9, 2009 @ 11:52 am

    A must, absolutely delicious x

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    Live.Love.Eat — December 9, 2009 @ 3:36 pm

    You're such a good mommy and
    a great cook to boot.

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    pallavi — December 9, 2009 @ 5:27 pm

    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 :)

    Pallavi

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    Usha — December 9, 2009 @ 7:54 pm

    This coffee cake sounds like a great treat for any time of the day, loved the addition of coconut to it…

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    Cindy — December 4, 2010 @ 3:59 am

    This looks great! I too love blueberry and coconut.

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    DeAnna — July 2, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

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

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