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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!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people


  • 9-inch round cake pan


  • 400 g strawberry (14 oz)
  • 30 g cane sugar
  • 150 g sugar
  • 150 g butter
  • 75 g coconut shredded (unsweetened)
  • 90 g all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder

For the topping:

  • 20 g coconut shredded (unsweetened)
  • ½ teaspoon 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.
Keyword coconut cake, healthy, strawberry and coconut upside down cake, strawberry cake, summer, upside down cake recipe
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