Thursday, 18 August 2011

Recipe: Lemon Coconut Cake

One of my favourites, Super easy, Super YUM!

- 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 125g butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk

Lemon Syrup:
- 150g icing sugar
- 50ml fresh lemon juice (about 1 1/2 large lemons)

1. Preheat the oven to 180'C. Grease a 20cm deep round cake tin.
2. Combine all ingredients in bowl, mixing well with a wooden spoon until the batter is smooth.
3.  Pour mixture into cake tin and bake for 40 minutes.
4. Remove from the oven and stand the tin on a cooling rack.
to make the syrup, gently heat the sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan, stirring until a clear syrup is formed.  Do not boil.
5.  Prick the warm cake all over with a fork, then gently pour the syrup over it, until it has been completely absorbed.
6. Leave until cool, then carefully ease the cake form the baking tin.
7.  Sift a little more icing sugar on the top before serving.

Now try to hold back from eating the whole thing all at once...

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  1. Yum - lemony baked goods are the BEST! This sounds really good.

  2. mmm, lemon and coconut, sounds like my kind of cake, thanks for sharing. x

  3. Oh YUM!!! I have so many lemons at the moment so this is awesome!! Thanks for joining in.

  4. That looks delicious! I'm going to have to try it.


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