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Posted On: 27 April, 2017

Coconut and Lime Drizzle Cake Recipe


A fabulous twist on the traditional baking favourite by food blogger Comfortably Hungry, let us introduce you to this drizzling coconut and lime cake beauty. It screams eat.me.now…
Ingredients:
  • 50g unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 150ml boiling water
  • 225g coconut oil (I used Vita Coco Coconut Oil)
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 25g ground almonds
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • Finely grated zest of 3 limes
  • 4 large eggs
  • For the lime syrup
  • 100g icing sugar
  • Juice of 3 limes
For the icing:
  • 150g icing sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 50g unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 150ml boiling water
  • 225g coconut oil (I used Vita Coco Coconut Oil)
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 25g ground almonds
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • Finely grated zest of 3 limes
  • 4 large eggs
For the lime syrup:
  • 100g icing sugar
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • For the icing
  • 150g icing sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened desiccated coconut

  1. Place the desiccated coconut in a heatproof bowl and pour over the water. Leave for around an hour or so until the coconut has absorbed most of the water. Meanwhile grease and line a 20cm springform cake tin.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180℃/gas mark 4. Place the coconut oil, caster sugar, flour, almonds, baking powder, zest and eggs into the bowl of a food processor. Blitz until combined then add the soaked coconut, blitzing briefly to mix.
  3. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for around 40 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake.
  4. To make the syrup, put the icing sugar and lime juice in a small pan and stir over a gentle heat until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  5. As soon as the coconut cake is cooked, prick the surface all over with a skewer then drizzle the syrup over the hot cake. Leave the cake to cool in the tin before removing.
  6. To make the icing, sieve the sugar into a bowl then beat in the lime juice to make a thick but spreadable icing (add a little water if it’s too thick, but make sure it isn’t too runny).
  7. Spread over the top of the cooled cake then scatter the coconut over the icing. Leave for a while to allow the icing to firm up then voila! Serve your delicious coconut and lime cake with a nice cup of tea!

Dessert, Coconut Oil

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