Coconut & Lime Loaf Cake

Coconut & Lime Loaf Cake
After discovering a whole packet of desiccated coconut lurking in the back of the cupboard, I thought I’d try whipping up a Coconut & Lime Cake. It gives off great tropical vibes and goes perfectly with a cup of tea.
Icon_cookingtime_grey Created with Sketch. 1 hour
Icon_apron_grey Created with Sketch. Easy
Icon_cloche_grey Created with Sketch. Serves 10
Coconut & Lime Loaf Cake


  • 188g (1 1/2 cups) Self raising flour
  • 75g (3/4 cups) Desiccated coconut
  • 200g (1 cup) Caster sugar
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 125g Butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • Juice of 1 lime; half for the cake and half for the icing
  • 110g (1 cup) Icing sugar

How to make

  • Pre-heat your oven to 180C and line a 10cm x 22cm loaf tin.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, coconut, caster sugar and lime. Then make a well in the middle.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter, coconut milk, eggs and juice of half a lime. Whisk together.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mix until combined and pour into the loaf tin.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until the top of the cake springs back when gently pushed, then take it out of the oven and leave to cool.
  • To make the icing, mix the icing sugar and remaining lime juice together until you get a paste-like consistency, which is thin enough to drizzle but thick enough to hold its shape. You may need to adjust the amount of icing sugar and lime juice accordingly.
  • Once the cake is completely cooled, drizzle the icing over the top and garnish with extra lime zest if you like. Then you’re ready to slice and eat!

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