Coconut and Lime Cake

    1 hour 40 minutes

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

    2 people made this

    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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    I want to make this cake today but do i use plain or self raising flour.  -  22 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    what type of flour?self raising or plain?  -  16 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Hi . I have a realy good tip to stop this cake from coming out dry and i have made this cake loads and loads of times and i add a little coconut milk and a little cream and my cake always comes out very most and i my other half loves me making this cake as it's one of his favourate , so i hope the tip helps out and please let me know how you get on with adding the coconut milk and cream I also add glace' cherrys and before i add them to my cake mixture i coat them in a little plain flour as that stops the cherrys from sinking in the cake while it's baking and it does work !, cake loving girl i don't use lime zest or any other zest in mine but i put the vanila extract in but you can leave both out , hope that helps you !  -  21 Sep 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)