Lime and Coconut Cake with Coconut Icing
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 12 slices
This lime and coconut cake with coconut icing is the taste of summer on a plate. The brightness of the limes, paired with the fragrant coconut icing makes for a cake that will not hang around for long.
For the cake
- 120 g butter or margarine
- 180 g sugar
- 2 limes, (zest and juice of)
- 3 medium eggs
- 180 g self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 90 g coconut milk
For the icing
- 30 g icing sugar
- ½ to ¾ tablespoon coconut milk
- 1 lime
For the cake
Grease and line a 2lb/900g loaf tin.
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Beat together the butter, sugar and lime zest until light and fluffy. This will take a minute or two.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating in well with a wooden spoon before you add the next one.
Add the flour, baking powder and salt and fold in with a large metal spoon. When the flour is almost combined add the lime juice and coconut milk and continue to fold in until the ingredients are fully incorporated, being careful not to over work the mixture.
Pour into the prepared loaf tin, place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes until the top is firm and golden and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes.
Gently turn out onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.
Calories: 230kcal (12%) | Carbohydrates: 30g (10%) | Protein: 3g (6%) | Fat: 11g (17%) | Saturated Fat: 7g (35%) | Cholesterol: 62mg (21%) | Sodium: 89mg (4%) | Potassium: 97mg (3%) | Sugar: 17g (19%) | Vitamin A: 315IU (6%) | Vitamin C: 5mg (6%) | Calcium: 32mg (3%) | Iron: 0.7mg (4%)