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.

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



  • 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

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41 Responses to “Blueberry and Coconut Coffee Cake”

  1. 1

    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! 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 :)



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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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