Friday, 7 June 2013

My Coconut Cake Recipe...Yummy!!

This is a delicious coconut cake recipe which I think will add zest to your day. Try a coconut icing to top it off and a pineapple/coconut milk drink to go with it. Do enjoy!!

Serves : 6
200g (8 oz) plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
75g (3 oz) butter
75g (3 oz) sugar
50g (2 oz) desiccated coconut
1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest  (optional)
1 egg
125ml milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prep:20min › Cook:40min › Extra time:40min › Ready in:1hr40min
Sift flour, salt and baking powder together into a bowl. Rub in the butter until mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add sugar, coconut and lime zest.
In a separate bowl, beat egg and add 100ml of the milk and vanilla.
Make a well in centre of flour mixture. Add liquid and mix well to form a stiff consistency, adding the additional milk if necessary.
Place in a greased 15cm (6 inch) cake tin and bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Icing ideas...

Try this Coconut cream cheese icing or try a simple buttercream, then sprinkle with more coconut. For an especially pretty presentation, toast the coconut in a dry frying pan for a few minutes over medium heat. For a sweet coconut, mix the coconut with icing sugar before sprinkling on the buttercream.

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