Coconut Lime cake

Coconut lime cake


This is another recipe from one of my brunches.  Coconut and lime are two of my favourite flavours and here they work so well together in a delicious cake.  The addition of ground almonds and desiccated coconut, keep the cake super moist.  I finished it off with a simple lime icing, lime zest and  coconut flakes.

Coconut Lime cake

Dry ingredients:

160 g flour (gluten free if necessary.  I recommend Provena)

60 g ground almonds

40 g desiccated coconut

100 g sugar

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp baking powder


Wet Ingredients:

1.5 dl plant based milk

0.5 dl plant based yoghurt

0.6 dl oil

1/2 tsp cider vinegar

zest of 2 limes

juice of a lime


150 g icing sugar

juice of 1 – 2 limes

zest of a lime and coconut flakes to decorate


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and grease and line a loaf tin (I used a 1.8 L loaf tin from Ikea).

In a large bowl lightly mix all the dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the wet ingredients before pouring onto the dry ingredients and mixing until well combined.

Pour into the loaf tin and bake in the oven for 30 -35 minutes or until and inserted skewer comes out clean.  Allow to cool completely.

Meanwhile make the icing.  Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add a little lime juice bit by bit, until you have a smooth thick icing.  You may not need to use all the lime juice.  Smooth on top of the cake and decorate with lime zest and coconut flakes.





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