Lime and Coconut Cake with Coconut Icing

Lime and Coconut Cake with Coconut Icing

Course: Baking, Dessert
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 12 slices
Author: Anna Bloomfield
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.
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Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.

For the icing

  • Sieve the icing sugar and coconut milk then mix together.

To decorate

  • When the cake is cool, drizzle over the icing and finely grate a little lime zest over the top.

Nutrition

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%)

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