Coconut and Lime Cake

    Coconut and Lime Cake


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    Lime zest adds a bright note to this delicious coconut cake. Make a coconut icing to go with it if you like.

    Serves: 6 

    • 250g flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 90g margarine or butter
    • 90g sugar
    • 60g desiccated coconut
    • 1/2 teaspoon finely-grated lime rind
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

    1. Sift flour, salt and baking powder together into a bowl.
    2. Rub in the margarine until mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add sugar, coconut and lime rind.
    3. Beat egg and add most of the milk and vanilla essence.
    4. Make a well in centre of flour mixture. Add liquid and mix well to form a stiff consistency, adding more milk if necessary.
    5. Place in a greased 15cm cake tin and bake at 180 degrees C for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
    6. Remove cake from tin and cool on wire rack.

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