Feijoa and Coconut Cake

This is a delicious dessert cake - best served warm with yoghurt or ice cream. Recipe courtesy of Cass from the Tui Team.


  • 175g softened butter
  • 1 C sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1 1/4 C coconut
  • 5-6 largish feijoas, peeled and diced (approx. 1 - 1 1/2 c)
  • 1/4 C sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  1. Lightly grease a 20cm cake tin and pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time and beat in.
  4. Sift the flour with the baking powder and fold in, alternatiing with the milk.
  5. Fold the coconut and feijoas into the batter.
  6. Pour into the prepared tin, sprinkle the almonds and sugar evenly over the top of the cake.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

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Feijoa and Coconut Cake Comments

  • Sounds delightful and will certainly try it out.


  • yum sounds great will bake this tomorrow with my feijoa cupcakes!


  • This is very similar to a Fejoia cake I make. All ingredients the same except instead of coconut and almonds, I put in the same amount of cut up fejoias plus 2 x large raw apples chopped roughly, plus a teaspoon of mixed spice. Makes quite a large cake and can be used as a pudding also. Cheers. Enjoy.


  • Will make it for expected visitors tonight. Thank you :-)


  • Yum Ruth the apple and feijoa combo sounds great! Thanks for sharing, Gemma (Tui Team)


  • You're welcome, enjoy! Gemma (Tui Team)


  • Cooked this today and had a delightful afternoon tea with 6 firiends- it is delicious with yogurt

    Glen Kempshall

  • Hi Glen Fantastic, pleased to hear you and your friends enjoyed it! - Gemma (Tui Team)


  • Our local radio station announcer was saying this receipe was fabulous, evidentally his wife cooked it .... and was deliscious....... am going to give it a go this weekend ... sounds lovely maybe served with with custard and cream .....

    Carla Reilly

  • Hi Carla, that is great to hear the recipe has been so well received - let us know how you get on with it this weekend! Thanks, Gemma (Tui Team)


  • Thanks for this great recipe - made it for visitors and not a slice left, really tasty and looks great on the plate. Had to make another for the family. Once again thank you


  • Hi Jacquie that's great to hear that you enjoyed the cake so much! Thanks, Tui Team


  • I've made this three times since finding the recipe the other week, each time to absolute rave reviews. It is delicious, and so very, very moreish.


  • That's fantastic Lorri, pleased to hear it has been so well enjoyed :) Thanks, Gemma (Tui Team)


  • I made this and it is absolutely delicious


  • SCRUMMY BUMMY. I've made Feijoa and Coconut cake before, but never with the topping variation - the almonds and sugar. This makes what was a yummy cake into a SCRUMMY BUMMY cake!


  • I have cooked this twice in the last week. A cake thats worth making. One comment was that it looks and tastes like a proper cake one you would get from Moore Wilson! The first time I cooked it the middle was a little under cooked even though the skewer came out clean, so cooked the second a further 20mins and put a thin knife through the middle to test and it was perfect and very very yummy. A real crowd pleaser. Good way to use feijoa surplus esp the small ones from your tree :o)

    Rosina P

  • Tried and tested, very nice recipe


  • Really delicious cake! Baked and family and friends have loved it! :-) Thank you for the recipe!


  • Made this for my Mum using gluten ffree flour(she has coeliac disease) was lovely and moist and really yummy!!!

    Marion Steele

  • My family and I just scoffed this cake! It is delicious and is very well accompanied by a plain yoghurt. Thank you :)


  • Hi Davinia, that is great to hear! It certainly is a lovely cake. Thank you for sharing this feedback :) Jenna - Tui Team


  • Hi, could the recipe be prepared with stevia or xylitol for diabetics? Cheers


  • Hi Vessie, we haven't tried it with either of these products but you could definitely try it. We would love to hear how you get on if you do try it! Thanks, Jenna - Tui Team


  • Friend of mine baked this and I tried it. it was so yummy, trying it tomorrow myself.


  • Thanks for your feedback Nikki - enjoy your cake! It's perfect for this time of year. Thanks, Jenna - Tui Team


  • Do you use fresh coconut?


  • Hi Naomi, we use desiccated coconut and recently tried thread coconut which is great as it adds more texture. Enjoy! Thanks, Jenna - Tui Team


  • Will be trying that recipe this weekend sounds delish lots off fejoas sitting on the bench thanks everyone


  • I make feijoa loaf but this sounds yum will def try

    Michele Sievers

  • Have heaps of feijoas. Have you got any recipes that does not contain heaps of sugar. Your Feijoa and Coconut Cake sounds delicious but it has 1 cup of sugar in it. Not only am I a diabetic but also I am losing weight, have already lost 4kgs.

    Colleen Hansen

  • Hi Colleen, we haven't tried this but with other recipes it often works if you cut down the amount of sugar e.g. half a cup instead of one cup. If you need more sweetness you could add some honey instead. Thanks, Jenna - Tui Team.


  • i made this. its super delicious.

    margo kyle

  • That's great! Thanks for your feedback Margo. Jenna - Tui Team.


  • 1 cup of sugar!


  • If you want to cut back on sugar by all means do so it will still be great. DONT make up with honey...thars just adding more sugar!


  • I am going to make the cake with Splendour instead of sugar.

    Wal Britton

  • I made the cake yesterday and it was delicious. I am not a good baker but my children loved it.


  • Hi Paula, that's great to hear. Thanks for your feedback. Jenna - Tui Team.


  • I have just made this for the 2nd time. It is delicious.


  • I made this cake today, it's really easy and tatpstes great


  • I cant eat enough feijoes, wait all year for them, made this cake, delicious, thanks for the recipe, salavating thinking about it :)

    Sharon Heyward

  • Amazing recipe. I made so many and we can't get sick of it.


  • That's fantastic, thanks for your feedback Paula :) - Jenna, Tui Team.


  • Great sounding dessert cake.

    Elaine Byrnes

  • It would be so nice if recipes would print out on one page. This feijoa cake has one line on a second page!! Going to try baking it now. Thanks very much


  • Hi Jan, thank you for your feedback, we will keep this in mind.We hope you enjoy cooking this yummy cake! Jenna ^Tui Team


  • This recipe is even better if you soak the coconut and milk together for at least 30 mins.


  • This sounds fantastic, going to make it this afternoon. I've go feijoa's coming out my ears, given loads away. I don't like them off the tree, too perfumey for me, so looking for recipes.

    Sharon Milligan

  • Thanks for the tip Maureen! We hope you enjoy your cake. ^Tui Team


  • Hi Sharon, fantastic, we hope you enjoy this cake! We've got a number of other feijoa recipes on our website you can check out too. Happy cooking ^Tui Team


  • Awesome cake!!! looks impressive, moist and tasty!


  • I thought it is too much but it is perfect! not too sweet.