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Surrey K’s Lime and Coconut Loaf Cake

Nothing says summer quite like fresh lime juice.  Surrey K’s simple coconut and lime loaf cake will transport you to a tropical paradise.

I love making loaf cakes because they are super simple and very forgiving.  No layers or frosting to worry about, just a simple lime glaze.

Served with creme fraiche this easy coconut lime loaf cake is the perfect summer dessert.  I just hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


Perfect summer dessert

Serves: 10

Time: 1hr 20 mins


120g unsalted butter plus extra for greasing

200g caster sugar

200g self raising flour

50g desiccated coconut

150 ml milk

4 eggs, lightly beaten

zest of three limes

1/2 tbsp lime juice

1 tsp baking powder

For the topping

20g coconut flakes lightly toasted

juice of three limes

100g caster sugar


Tropical paradise

Preparation Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, fan 160C, gas 4.  Grease and line a loaf tin.
  2. Put the butter sugar, lime zest and juice into a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time.  Beat until combined.
  4. Add the flour,desiccated coconut and baking powder and fold together until evenly combined.
  5. Stir in the milk gently.
  6. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf tin and level out.
  7. Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes or until the cake is golden brown on top.
  8. While the cake is baking add the flaked coconut to a dry frying pan and cook over a medium heat for a few minutes until lightly browned.
  9. When the cake is out of the oven make the glaze.  Heat the sugar and lime juice in a small pan until simmering and the sugar has dissolved.
  10. When the cake has cooled for a few minutes brush with the lime syrup.
  11. Sprinkle the toasted coconut over the top of the cake.  Finish by sprinkling the reserved lime zest over the top.
  12. Leave the cake to cool. in the tin for third minutes then cool completely on a wire rack.

Exciting News

I’m very proud to announce that Surrey K has been featured in Darling Magazine (Kingston, Surbiton, Teddington), p34 as part of the Riverside Walk food blogging event.


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