Lime cake with coconut

Fresh eats to beat the heat

This lime cake is filled with tropical, citrus flavor. The combination of the lime with coconut is simply delicious.

Step 1

Zest some of the limes. Combine flour, baking powder and coconut flakes in a large bowl. Add lime zest and mix well.

  • large bowl, zester
  • 2 limes, 300 g flour, 10 g baking powder, 100 g coconut flakes

Step 2

Halve and juice remaining limes along with limes used for zest. Set aside lime juice.

  • knife, juicer
  • 3 limes

Step 3

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Beat butter in a standing mixer until creamy. Add sugar and beat until well combined.

  • oven, standing mixer
  • 225 g butter, 350 g sugar

Step 4

Pour in three fifths of lime juice, reserving the rest for the icing. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  • 7 eggs

Step 5

Gradually add dry ingredients and mix well.

Step 6

Grease baking form and pour in batter. Tap bottom of baking form on counter to release air bubbles. Transfer to preheated oven and bake at 180°C/350°F for 40 – 50 min. until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

  • baking form, oven, toothpick
  • butter for greasing

Step 7

Meanwhile, whisk together confectioner's sugar and lime juice.

  • whisk
  • 160 g confectioner's sugar

Step 8

Add remaining coconut flakes and whisk to combine. Spread icing over the top of the cake. Enjoy as a fresh summer treat!

  • 150 g coconut flakes