Blueberry Coconut Pound Cake, a deliciously soft coconut cake with a sprinkling of juicy blueberries.

This is such a delicious and popular pound cake recipe.  Once you've tried this recipe, I am sure you will make it time and time again.

Blueberry Coconut Pound Cake. A deliciously soft coconut cake with a sprinkling of juicy blueberries, made from scratch and really easy recipe

The recipe itself is very easy to follow, just prepare all your ingredients and add step by step.

For the baking time, please do check after 50 minutes as everyone's ovens can vary so much.

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Blueberry Coconut Pound Cake, a deliciously soft coconut cake with a sprinkling of juicy blueberries.

The texture of this blueberry coconut pound loaf cake is a fine crumb and very moist. The flavor is simply wonderful, packed with coconut and blueberries.

When you take a bite, you get a lovely soft cake texture and a burst of juicy blueberries, it's a perfect cake to go with a cup of tea or to have alongside breakfast or brunch.

Blueberry Coconut Pound Cake, a deliciously soft coconut cake with a sprinkling of juicy blueberries.

This moist blueberry coconut pound cake is very freezer friendly so if you wanted to make a few loaves or perhaps cut into portions and freeze, there isn't any loss of quality once defrosted. You could also make it ahead and freeze in 2 halves, for example, if there's just one or two of you at home, then freezing half for another day is a great idea.

We've got a lot of pound cake recipes, with all different flavors and textures so make sure you check them out. There's a cake to suit everyone!

This is a great cake to make for a potluck or a party. You can transport it very easily, and slice before you arrive or when you get to your venue. 

Blueberry Coconut Pound Cake, a deliciously soft coconut cake with a sprinkling of juicy blueberries.

You can also make this cake in a bundt pan or 2 x 8 - 9 inch round pans, and add a buttercream filling in between to make a round sandwich cake, for example, as a birthday cake. 

I haven't made this loaf cake particularly sweet, as the coconut does add to the overall sweetness, as well as the blueberries.

On this occasion, I used frozen blueberries which do seem to be much sweeter than fresh blueberries. I suggest you taste a blueberry before deciding to add more sugar or not. if the blueberries are sweet, then don't add more sugar. 

Blueberry Coconut Pound Cake, a deliciously soft coconut cake with a sprinkling of juicy blueberries.

You will need a loaf tin, mine measures 30cm x 12 cm, and 8cm deep. (12-inch pan) . The batter will also fit in a 9-inch loaf pan.

Please note cook times will vary if you are not using a regular loaf pan.

Blueberry Coconut Pound Cake, a deliciously soft coconut cake with a sprinkling of juicy blueberries.

Ingredients

3/4 cup or 175 g softened butter
2/3 Cup or 150 ml coconut milk
1 cup or 200 g regular sugar
2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
8 Tablespoons desiccated/shredded coconut, divided
1 3/4 cups or 225 g Plain / All purpose flour (sieved)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 oz or 350 g Frozen or Fresh Blueberries

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 170c,  325F. Grease and line your baking tin. See here for how to line.

How To Line a Loaf or Pound Tin

** Please note, if using a Bundt tin, be sure to grease it very well as it can be hard to get the cake out of such a shaped tin.

2. Get all your ingredients ready, i.e coconut, sieve the flour, and add the salt and baking powder to the flour etc.

Place the blueberries in a bowl and add 2 tablespoons of the desiccated coconut and 1 Tablespoon of flour (from the cake ingredients).

Coat the blueberries all over.

This will reduce the likelihood of the blueberries sinking to the bottom during baking.

Blueberry Coconut Pound Cake, coating blueberries

3. Start with making the cake batter by creaming the butter and sugar until a pale light color.

Mixing Cake batter

4. Slowly add the beaten eggs to the mixer, on a low-speed setting, a bit at a time.

If the mixture starts to curdle or split, add a spoonful of your sieved flour, keep on adding the eggs, and a bit of flour if necessary until all the eggs are added.

Blueberry Coconut pound Cake creaming method for cake batter

5. Add the coconut milk with half of the flour, keeping the mixer on a slow speed.

Once combined, add the blueberries, the remaining shredded/desiccated coconut, and the rest of the coconut milk and flour.

6. Transfer the cake mixture to the greased and lined loaf tin. Then place in the oven for 1 hr to 1 hr and 5 minutes

Note, if using a Bundt tin, cook time is 45 minutes.

Do a test if the cake is done by using a skewer and poke it in the middle to see that it comes out clean. Every oven is different and cook times may vary a little.

Blueberry Coconut Pound Cake, batter in pan before baking

7. When the cake is done, take it out of the oven and leave in the cake tin for 2 minutes

Blueberry Coconut Pound Cake, a deliciously soft coconut cake with a sprinkling of juicy blueberries.

then turn out on to a cooling rack.

Blueberry Coconut Pound Cake, a deliciously soft coconut cake with a sprinkling of juicy blueberries.

Sprinkle a little coconut on the top if you wish, and store in an airtight container.

Blueberry Coconut Pound Cake, a deliciously soft coconut cake with a sprinkling of juicy blueberries.

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Blueberry Coconut Pound Cake, a deliciously soft coconut cake with a sprinkling of juicy blueberries.

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Blueberry Coconut Pound Cake. A deliciously soft coconut cake with a sprinkling of juicy blueberries, made from scratch and really easy recipe

Blueberry Coconut Pound Cake

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Blueberry Coconut Pound Cake, a deliciously soft coconut cake with a sprinkling of juicy blueberries.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup or 175 g softened butter
  • 2/3 Cup or 150 ml coconut milk
  • 1 cup or 200 g regular sugar
  • 2 Large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 8 Tablespoons desiccated / shredded coconut, divided
  • 1 3/4 cups or 225 g Plain / All purpose flour (sieved)
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz or 350 g Frozen or Fresh Blueberries

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 170c,  325F. Grease and line your baking tin. See here for how to line.

** Please note, if using a Bundt tin, be sure to grease it very well as it can be hard to get the cake out of such a shaped tin. 

2. Get all your ingredients ready, i.e coconut, sieve the flour, and add the salt and baking powder to the flour etc. Place the blueberries in a bowl and add 2 tablespoons of the desiccated coconut and 1 Tablespoon of flour (from the cake ingredients). Coat the blueberries all over. This will reduce the liklihood of the blueberries sinking to the bottom during baking.

3. Start with making the cake batter by creaming the butter and sugar until a pale light colour. 

4. Slowly add the beaten eggs to the mixer, on a low speed setting, a bit at a time. If the mixture starts to curdle or split, add a spoonful of your sieved flour, keep on adding the eggs, and a bit of flour if necessary, until all the eggs are added. 

5. Add the coconut milk with half of the flour, keeping the mixer on a slow speed. Once combined, add the blueberries, the remaining shredded/desiccated coconut, and the rest of the coconut milk and flour.

6. Transfer the cake mixture to the greased and lined loaf tin. Then place in the oven for 1 hr to 1 hr and 5 minutes, check after 1 hour.

***** Please note, if using a Bundt tin, cook time is 45 minutes.

*** Please do test if the cake is done by using a skewer and poke it in the middle to see that it comes out clean. Every oven is different and cook times may vary a little. 

7. When the cake is done, take it out of the oven and leave in the cake tin for 2 minutes then turn out on to a cooling rack. 

Sprinkle a little coconut on the top if you wish, and store in an airtight container. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 336mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 2gSugar: 34gProtein: 5g

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  1. Hi! Could I swap the coconut milk for regular milk, and omit the desiccated coconut? Essentially, making a plain blueberry pound cake! Will tossing the blueberries in flour be enough to prevent sinking?

    1. Hi Andrea yes of course, make it without coconut. We also have a blueberry lemon pound cake on the website but it’s pretty much as you said without the coconut.
      For the blueberries, yes, just give them a shake in flour and very lightly fold them in at the very end. If you’re really worried about them sinking you can always add them to the batter once in the baking pan and they will naturally sink around halfway during baking. Hope that helps and have a lovely weekend!

  2. Hi I want to make this recipe using coconut oil instead of butter!! How much coconut oil should I substitute for the butter. Is it a 1:1 ratio?
    Thanks

    1. Hi Carol, if you’re cake monsters, it’ll keep for 1 hour max. Otherwise, it’ll be good for around 3 -4 days if kept in an air tight container. Enjoy!

    1. Hi Linda, they’re better if used frozen as they don’t tend to ‘bleed’ as much and keep their shape. Still give them a coating of flour then fold them in at the last minute.
      Hope that helps!