Lemon & Lime Coconut Cake


My love of lemons has now extended to limes too.  Anything citrusy and I am there!  So for the weekend I thought I would bake you all a cake.  I put coconut in it to give it a more tropical feel and the syrup over the top is so lush and tart.  It really compliments and cuts through the richness of this buttery cake.


I combined the lemon and lime in the syrup to add a buzz to this recipe and boy did it!  It also became a crispy sugar top glaze as it cooled down.  I loved the end pieces as the syrup really stuck to the edges!  My mouth is watering! Ok! I’d better stop talking and wish you a restful weekend! Much love D x

I’m also joining the party over at my lovely friend Angie’s place @ The Novice Gardener It’s Friday Fiesta time! Come on over! πŸ™‚



130g unsalted butter softened
170g granulated sugar
2 large free range eggs
Zest of 1 lemon
Β½ tsp lemon essence
175g self raising flour
Pinch of salt
50g desiccated coconut
4 tbsp milk

Syrup for cake
4-5 tbsp granulated sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lime


β€’ Preheat the oven to 180Β°c, 350Β°c.  Grease and line a long loaf tin

β€’ In a food processor on large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar, add the eggs and mix well

β€’ Add the lemon zest plus the essence, fold in the flour, salt and coconut

β€’ Pour out the batter into the tin and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when poked



β€’ In the meantime, make the syrup by gently heating the lemon and lime juice with the sugar.  Take off the heat as soon as the sugar melts


β€’ Once the cake is done.  Make tiny holes along the top and pour over the syrup so that it is absorbed into the cake


β€’ Leave the cake to cool in the tin and lastly sprinkle with some desiccated coconut





99 thoughts on “Lemon & Lime Coconut Cake

  1. Wow, looks divine. We have a wonderful French patisserie near us where earlier this week I indulged in a lemon and lime macaroon – I too love that combination! I can just imagine how good your cake tastes. A little bit jealous. I have a busy weekend coming up, but maybe I nevertheless should try and squeeze in an hour of baking…

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  3. That looks so good!! Light and delicious! I am a huge fan of lemon!! πŸ™‚ Wow!! I can’t stop looking at it!! LOL MMmmmm… Om nom nom…

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  5. Oh my. You are a wicked tart of a woman, and I mean that in a very nice way. This recipe goes on the shopping list for weekend dessert. I only hope I don’t eat it all myself!

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  7. The lime and coconut combination… I so wanna bake this cake! I didn’t find lemon essence, all I saw was lemon extract. Is it good for the recipe? Can I use more of lemon zest instead?

  8. awesome gorgeous cake and recipe!! the clicks are too good, cake is utterly crumbly, moist and superb textured…well done…should try this soon

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