coconut cake

Coconut cake

Dreaming of tropical destinations? Give this simple tropical inspired cake a go, It’s fantastic. The cake is a great moist cake recipe that you may want to print and keep one side an perhaps use a granadilla topping.. you get the idea. When you find a great cake recipe keep it.
What you need

1 ½ cups self raising flour
1 cup caster sugar
125g melted butter
2 eggs
½ cup desiccated coconut
Finely grated rind of 1 lemon
1 cup milk

1 ½ cups icing sugar
Grated rind of ½ a lemon
60ml lemon juice
1 cup desiccated coconut

The process

Line a lightly buttered 20cm baking tin with grease proof paper and heat the oven to 180 Celsius.

Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and then add all of the rest of the ingredients. Mix it well until smooth.

Pour into the baking tin, shake it about gently until evenly distributed and smooth on top.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, checking after 40 minutes that a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove and set aside for about 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and allow to cool on a wire rack.


Combine all of the ingredients together and mix to a smooth consistency. Ice liberally and dig in.