Lemon & orange coconut cake (egg-free)

A beautiful food blog Mermaid Tresses and an adaptation of my Lemon & Lime Coconut Cake but with orange instead! Looks absolutely sensational! And it’s egg free! Thank you for your kind words and mention x

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Lemon orange cake Lemon orange cake


For the cake

  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) butter
  • 3/54 cup of sugar
  • zest of 1 large lemon or 2 small ones
  • lemon juice (form one lemon)
  • 1 cup of self raising flour
  • just a pinch of salt (I tend to forget to add it, and no one notices)
  • 3/4 cup of desiccated coconut
  • 4 tablespoons of full cream milk
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of water

For the syrup

  • 3-4 tablespoons of sugar
  • lemon juice (from the lemons you just took the zest from plus more if you need it)
  • juice from 1 orange


  1. Melt the butter then add the sugar and mix well. You shouldn’t be able to feel individual sugar grains (eventually).
  2. Add the flour, lemon juice and zest, milk, coconut and (if you want it) the salt.
  3. Mix the baking powder and water together in a  separate bowl, then…

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