Coconut and Blueberry Cakes

Moist, fruity and enticingly dotted with blueberries, these cakes are a perfect treat, and blueberries are plentiful and cheap just now. Go on have a go!

Ingredients: (makes 10)
125g butter - softened, plus extra for greasing
125g sugar
2 eggs
half tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla essence
50g desiccated coconut
150g blueberries

  • Heat the oven to 180'C or Gas Mark 4
  • Put the butter, sugar and eggs in a bowl and mix.
  • Add the flour and baking powder and mix, then add the vanilla.
  • Beat well until light and creamy.
  • Stir in the coconut and blueberries.
  • Spoon into 10 paper cases or greased cups in a muffin tray.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until risen and firm.
  • Then take out of the oven and put on a wire rack or plate to cool - if you can, resist them until then!


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