Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sticky coconut and lime cake recipe

As promised, here is the recipe for the cake I made for the Macmillan fund-raiser.


4oz butter, softened
6oz golden caster sugar
6oz self-raising flour 2 eggs
1teaspoon baking powder
Half of 400g can coconut milk
grated zest of 2 limes
For syrup: 6oz golden caster sugar, the rest of the can of coconut milk and juice of the limes.

Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl, beat until well combined. Pour into a greased and lined 2lb loaf tin. Bake at
180°C for about 40 minutes until golden and firm to touch.
Meanwhile make the syrup:
Put 6oz golden caster sugar into a saucepan with the other half can of coconut milk. Boil the mixture for a few minutes until a clear syrup is formed. Remove from the heat and add the juice of the limes.
Spoon the mixture over the warm cake, leaving it to cool in the cake tin. Sprinkle the top with coconut flakes.


  1. oooh, thank you! I can feel a spot of weekend baking coming on now. This one sounds completely irresistible.

  2. I didn't get to taste it, Juliet, but it looked and smelled scrummy. Let me know how it goes.

  3. I've just noticed that the list of ingredients has changed its appearance between the preview and the publication! I hope you can make it out. I will try to sort it out tomorrow and also work out the measures and temperatures for other users. That would be too great a challenge for my tired brain tonight.


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