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Friday, 29 February 2008

Lime & Coconut Drizzle Cake

Lime & Coconut Drizzle Cake

I had a three limes left over in my fridge ready for using and I always have desiccated coconut in my cupboard, so I thought this would make a great theme for a cake. The sponge to this loaf cake is so light and crumbly with a freshness of lime and the sweetness of coconut. The icing has all the zest, juice and segmented fruit from the third lime to give it a sweet and sour hit and combined with the coconut this is a sheer delight of citrus heaven. I have altered the recipe a little to the original because I just can’t help myself tinkering about with any recipe. Go on take a slice and try it with your cup of tea or coffee! My friend Maria at The Goddess Kitchen has baked the original recipe and you can find it posted on her blog :D

Sliced and ready for you to take a bite :D

Lime & Coconut Drizzle Cake

175g (6 oz) self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
175g (6 oz) softened butter
175g (6 oz) caster sugar
3 eggs
50g (2 oz) desiccated coconut
Finely grated zest and juice of 2 limes
For The Icing
Finely grated zest of 1 lime
Segmented fruit & juice from 1 lime
100g (4 oz) icing sugar
A little desiccated coconut

You will need a 900g (2 lb) loaf tin greased with butter and lined with non-stick baking paper or greaseproof paper.


Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.

In a large mixing bowl add the softened butter and sugar then beat until light and fluff. Add the zest of 2 limes and beat through then add one egg at a time beating well with each addition until fully combined. Sift the flour and baking powder together and add half to the sponge mixture in the bowl with half of the lime juice and fold through gently, adding the remaining flour and lime juice and again folding through gently until all the mixture is incorporated together.

Spoon the sponge mixture into the prepared loaf tin and place into the preheated oven and bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until firm to a gentle touch in the middle and golden brown – a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake sound come out clean. Leave to cool in the tin at least 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to fully cool.

To make the icing, sift the icing sugar into a mixing bowl. Add the lime juice and chopped segmented lime pieces with half of the zest. With a wooden spoon mix through until you have a smooth icing. Spread on top of the cooled loaf cake then sprinkle over the desecrated coconut and the reaming half of the lime zest.

Serve cut into slices


Maria said...

Rosie your cake looks beautiful. Well done on a wonderful bake again and for sharing the recipe with me ;o)


Rosie said...

Hi Maria, awe thanks sweetie and its my pleasure to share. Your bake also looks wonderful with lovely icing running down the sides - yum!

Rosie x

jeena said...

Rosie lime and cocnut cake sounds so tasty. Everytime I see your recipes I want to eat them all up! This cake looks so yummy I love the icing on top too. :-)

curiousfoodie said...

"Sliced and ready for you to take a bite :D"

What a tease Rosie, haha! Delicious looking cake.

Pixie said...

omg rosie lol guess what i'm making today and tomorrow??? lime and coconut cake!!! I'm so glad you have this posted, I'm going to have a good read through of it now (my curd was made today and I would continue baking if I had sour cream around!)

Happy cook said...

Yummy I love lime cake.
Delicious, actually i have all the ingridients here at home except for the icing sugar.

Indigo said...

Oooh, that picture of the sliced cake looks irrestible. I love the idea of using lime instead of lemon; lime and coconut are great together ('you put de lime in de coconut'... okay, couldn't resist X__X)

Uma said...

Wow, another wonderful cake from your kitchen. Looks lovely, Rosie! Congrats on the well deserved award. I wish many more awards for you in future!

Peter M said...

Rosie, I see you like using lime, which is refreshing.

I must also say I'm cuckoo for coconuts!

RecipeGirl said...

Hi Rosie,
I love lime anything, so this looks and sounds really delicious!

I wish I could visit your site more often... it takes approx. 5 minutes for your site to load- I think it's the foodie blogroll thingie on the side. I have really high speed internet, but it can't seem to read that quickly! I'll visit as I have the time to let it load!

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Rosie, this cake looks very tempting :) I always wanted to try making lemon cake... Margot

Gloria said...

This cake looks wonderful Rosie, really.. Gloria

ruthEbabes said...

So weird! I had spotted a lime coconut cake at the bakery and thought I should make one, you guys beat me to it!

It looks delicious!

Dhivya said...

Wow!another yummy cake from ur kitchen...lime cake looks great..keep rocking girl

Cakelaw said...

Hi Rosie, This looks lovely. I am a sucker for a citrusey (my new word again!) cake.

Donna said...

My flight leaves...Now!!!LOL...Gads that looks wonderful! You're Such a tease!!! Have a Fun weekend Sweetie!

Priscilla said...

Rosie...thanks for that bite! It looks good! How does the lime taste in a cake? I've never thought to try that before!:)

white on rice couple said...

Lime and coconut are on the top of our list! This cake is so moist and perfect! Can we have another slice, please?

Cakespy said...

Absolute PERFECTION--some of my favorite flavors and textures, all in one spot!

Bellini Valli said...

I can imagine the fresh taste of this loaf with the limes. The added bonus for me is the coconut...which in case you haven't guessed I LOVE!! Well done:D

Sagari said...

beautifulll cake rosie ,love the icing

MrsB said...

What a lovely combination lime and coconut! I don't think i've ever tasted lime and coconut cake but it looks very yummy! I have a lime in my fruit bowl but i don't think one is enough to make the cake! Hope you enjoy it x

Rosie said...

Hello my 'dear' friends :D Awe many thanks for all your wonderful comments. I do think lime is the in thing at the moment for me, (well any citrus flavour) teehee..

The lime gives this cake a slight hit of sourness to compensate the sweetness in the coconut and sugars that are used.

Thank you all once again for kindly calling by!! Always lovely to *see* you here :D

Rosie x

Brilynn said...

This sounds awesome!

Welcome to the Daring Bakers!

Margaret said...

Lovely tropical flavours going on in your cake.
I can see myself now sitting on the patio in the better weather with a piece of that cake!

Rosie said...

Hi Brilynn, awe thank you and I’m looking forward to my first challenge with the DB. Lovely to *see* you here and thank you for calling by :D

Hi Humanclone, thanks for calling by slide shows sound interesting will call by soon :D

Thank you both for calling by :D

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi M, oh yes ....this would be lovely to eat on a sunny day sat on a patio :D I adore the tropical citrus flavours just as much as chocolate heehee...

Lovely to *see* you M and thanks for calling by :D

Rosie x

Seena said...

What beautiful and yummy cake! Let me take a piece from it.. :)

Rosie said...

Hi Seena, here you go a slice just for you :D

Lovely to see you here and thanks for popping by!

Rosie x