Blackberry, Coconut and Lime Traybake

Blackberry, Coconut and Lime Traybake

I defrosted my two freezers at the weekend (I job I strangely enjoy as I find all sorts of things I had forgotten about) and found a large stash of blackberries the kids and I had picked last year. This recipe was hastily cobbled together using up a few other things that had been lying around for a while -a half empty packet of pecan nuts, dessicated coconut and a lime!

It was beautiful and moist and a cake that I will be making again very soon.... next time I might try it with raspberries or blueberries.


| Serves: 16 Squares | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 1 Hour | Total Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes |


  • 250g Self Raising Flour
  • 25g Oats
  • 280g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 200g Cold Butter, cubed
  • 100g Dessicated Coconut
  • 2 Large Eggs, beaten
  • 300g Blackberries (frozen or fresh)
  • Zest of 1 Lime
  • 50g Pecan Nuts, chopped


  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180c (160 fan) and line and grease a 30 x 20 tin (or use a foil tin as I did).
  • Step 2: Put the flour, oats and sugar in a bowl and rub in the butter until you get breadcrumbs.
  • Step 3: Stir through the coconut and reserve 1 mug of the mixture.
  • Step 4: Stir in the eggs, lime zest and pecan nuts and press the mixture into the tin.
  • Step 5: Scatter over the blackberries then pour over the reserved mixture in the mug.
  • Step 6: Bake for 1 hour.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 1st August 2011 |


  1. That looks delicious! I have blackberries in the freezer - I will have to give this recipe a try.

  2. Looks wonderful considering it was made out of bits and bobs. I find these are often the best cakes when you get a different taste or texture in each bite

  3. I love dishes that can be thrown toghether with what we have.

  4. perfect combo! Do you keep your dessicated coconut in the freezer?

  5. Hi Janice - can't say I ever have put it in freezer but there is no reason why you couldn't I suppose. Do you?

    Katie - the textures in this made the cake - the nuts a definitely a must!

  6. This sounds great, I've made one like this before but with blueberries and coconut, used to be my top seller!

  7. Oh my, that looks wonderful!! Thank you for posting.

  8. I love coconut with berries. Mr CC and I are going blackberrying this weekend so finger's crossed we come back with a good haul!

  9. So you see its true:)When you do not plan anything some surprise tasty and nice come your way;))

  10. I'm having a cup of coffee right now & want a big slice of that to go with it

  11. I like the sound of the coconut and blackberry flavour combo!