Sunday, 19 May 2013

Coconut & Lime Loaf



I have been dying to bake with lime for ages as it my absolute favourite citrus fruit. Coming up to summer as well, I think citrus fruits are a great flavour to bake with. I wanted to start with a simple recipe so I could see how lime tasted in cakes as I've never tried it before. I found this recipe on the Be-ro website.


To make the sponge I creamed together 100g butter and 100g caster sugar, added 2 eggs and 1 tbsp milk and mixed in, then folded in 25g dessicated coconut and the zest of one lime. Finally I folded in 100g self raising flour.


I poured the mixture into a standard loaf tin and baked on 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for about 45 minutes.


I poured a mixture of 2 tbsp caster sugar and the juice of one lime onto the hot cake and left it to cool in the tin.


When it was cool I sprinkled the top of the cake with some dessicated coconut.


This loaf was simple to make, with a superb result. The lime is a delicious flavour and the coconut adds texture. It went down very well with my colleagues, and I even passed on the recipe to one of them. The only thing I would change is to double the recipe next time! I will definitely be making this for my Charity Cake Sale in a couple of weeks time!

UPDATE: I have made this recently and doubled the recipe - which I highly recommend! Bake on 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 30 minutes, then 160C/325F/Gas Mark 3 for a further 45 minutes.

12 comments:

  1. Looks fab Kat. Could eat a slice right now!! Was hoping I'd be up north to contribute to your event (best of luck btw) but the sister will be in touch to see if she can donate some of her amazing cookies x

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    1. Thank you! Me too, can't wait to make this again! I just heard from her tonight on Facebook, very excited to try the peanut butter cookies she is making! I think they will go down very well.

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  2. Coconut and lime - a flavour combo you can't beat. Looks delicious Kat :)

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  3. Mmm looks great Kat, not long now to the big event, with cakes like this I think you're going to earn an awful lot on money for your charities!

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  4. I love these flavours and this type of cake - yours looks deliciously moist, I could just eat a few slices now...

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    1. Thank you Katharine, I can't wait to make this again so I can have some more too :)

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  5. Great flavour combination...it's like a lime drizzle cake with coconut...I can only imagine that tastes amazing! If you could just send me a virtual slice I'd be quite happy to tuck in :-)

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    1. Haha I would love to! If only virtual cake tasted just as good hehe :)

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  6. Love this flavour combo - I made something similar a few years ago and this has reminded me I need to make it again! Lovely and zingy and a great summery cake!

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    1. Thanks Kim! Hope you enjoy making this!

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