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.
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!