Saturday, September 21, 2013

Lemon and Coconut Cake

200 grams of butter
200 grams of caster sugar
50 grams of ground almonds
75 grams of desicated coconut
200 grams of self raising flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
4 eggs
2 lemons
125 grams of icing sugar

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees

Cream the butter and sugar till pale and fluffy.

Add the dried ingredients and the eggs and mix until combined.

Mix in the zest of the two lemons.

Put in a spring form tin and bake in the oven for 40 minutes.

Once the cake is cooked, leave to cool in the tin.

Put the juice of the two lemons and the icing sugar in a pan and heat until combined into a smooth syrup.

Pierce holes in the top of the cake using an uncooked piece of spaghetti (yes - you read correctly!).

Pour the syrup over the cake and leave to soak in while it cools.

Once cool, remove from the tin, slice and enjoy!


  1. Oh boy, that looks good. I love lemon and I love coconut. I'm quite sure I would adore this! xx

  2. Hi Marie! Thanks for your comment - this is definitely the cake for you if they are two of your favourite ingredients. Do let me know how you get on with it if you have a chance to try it. All the best to you x ps I have a lemon gnocchi recipe coming soon which I think you will really enjoy as well so keep an eye out for it!

  3. yum! this looks good. love lemon cake - I can only imagine coconut improves everything! I'm making your cherry basil compote for brunch as I type this! Can't wait!

  4. mmm this looks so good! I love lemon cake and I can only imagine improves things even more! I made your cherry and basil compote French toast for brunch yesterday. Totally delicious, would defo recommend!

    1. Well if you love lemon cake, this is definitely the one for you! I'm so pleased to hear the cherry compote was a success, did you have it with French toast? Thanks so much for checking out my blog and taking the time to comment x

  5. Yes I made it with the French toast - totally delicious! Sorry I keep accidentally commenting twice!

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it and don't worry, I am more than happy to read your comments twice!