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Coconut syrup cake with lime cream

I made this cake for my brothers in law’s wedding with limes from our garden. I still make it for them whenever they are in town.

Ingredients : What you need


  • 250g soft butter

  • 425g caster sugar

  • 8 eggs at room temp

  • 350 ( 2 ½ cups) SF flour

  • 270g desiccated coconut

  • 100g ground almond

  • 75g desiccated coconut toasted


  • 399g caster sugar

  • Finely grated rind of 3 limes

  • 200ml lime juice

  • ½ cup cream

Method : How to make

Lets start by making the cake:

  1. Grease round 25cm pan

  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy

  3. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each

  4. Combine flour, coconut and ground almonds then stir into egg mixture

  5. Bake at 160C for 65-76 minutes or until cooked which tested with a skewer

  6. Stand cake in pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack an place over a baking tray

Now we can move on to making the lime syrup:

  1. Combine caster sugar, lime and 200ml water in a small saucepan, stir over medium heat until sugar dissolved and boil for 5 minutes, then strain through a fine sieve into a bowl

  2. Use the candied lime for decoration

  3. Using a wooden skewer prick 12 holes over the cake and gradually brush the warm syrup over the warm cake

And finally we can make the cream:

  1. Whip cream and then add ¼ cup of syrup leaving a little to drizzle over each piece of cake when served.


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