Coconut and Lime Loaf Cake

Serves 12


  • 125g Soft unsalted butter
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 150ml coconut milk
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • Zest and juice of 3 limes
  • 100g condensed milk


  1. Preheat oven to 160C fan assisted, 180C non fan
  2. In a large bowl mix together the soft butter and caster sugar with an electric whisk until light and fluffy.
  3. Grate in the zest of 2 limes.
  4. Add the 4 eggs, one at a time combining with butter mixture every time.
  5. In a separate bowl sieve the flour and add the desiccated coconut.
  6. Add half of the flour and desiccated coconut dry mixture to the butter and egg mixture, folding carefully until combined.
  7. Add the coconut milk and stir gently.
  8. Fold in remaining flour mixture until combined.
  9. Pour mixture into a greased or lined 2lb loaf tin.
  10. place in oven and cook for 45-50 minutes until skewer test comes out clean.
  11. Remove from oven but keep in tin.
  12. Poke cake with a skewer several times and drizzle with the juice of 2 limes. Leave cake in tin until cooled.
  13. Meanwhile prepare the icing by combining 100g condensed milk with juice from 1 lime and whisk until thickens slightly.
  14. Spoon into an icing bag and put in fridge until cake cooled.
  15. Pipe over cake and sprinkle with lime zest.