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Strawberry Coconut Upside Down Cake

Strawberry and Coconut Upside-Down Cake 🍓🥥

Sweet juicy strawberries and crunchy nutty coconut in this cake make for a perfect summertime treat that is irresistible!
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword healthy, summer, upside-down cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 9-inch round cake pan


For the topping:

  • 20 g coconut shredded (unsweetened)
  • ½ tsp lime zest organic
  • 2-3 pinch sugar


  • Preheat oven at 355 F. Butter a round cake pan (9-inches diameter) well. Evenly sprinkle the cane sugar. Set aside.
  • Trim the strawberries and cut them in half.
  • Cover the whole pan with the cut strawberries. Place the cut strawberries face down in a circle on the bottom with the largest part of the strawberry against the rim.
    Strawberry Coconut Upside-Down Cake
  • In a small bowl, mix coconut, all-purpose flour, and baking powder.
  • Beat the butter and sugar with a stand or hand mixer until well-combined and the mixture becomes creamy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl and beating well after each addition.
  • Mix in the flour mixture just enough to blend the flour (do not overmix). Scrape the bowl if needed.
    Strawberry Coconut Upside-Down Cake
  • Cover the strawberries with the batter. Use a spoon to evenly spread the batter.
    Strawberry Coconut Upside-Down Cake
  • Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix the coconut and sugar. Toast until lightly brown in a small skillet. Add the lime zest, mix, and set aside.
    Coconut toasted with lime and put as a topping for the Strawberrry Coconut Upside-Down Cake
  • Before removing the cake from the mold, let it cool for 15-20 minutes on a wire rack. Run a knife around the edges of the pan and place a serving dish or plate on top. Invert the cake onto the serving dish and carefully remove the pan.
    Strawberry Coconut Upside-Down Cake cooling on a rack
  • Let the cake completely cool down before sprinkling the coconut all over the cake and slicing.