Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Coconut & Lime Syrup Cake

I'd seen this cake in a food magazine ages ago and seeing as I love limes, love coconut I put it aside to make later, (as it turned out it was way later) having picked up some limes on a whim while out shopping yesterday I decided the time was right to make it. glad I did as even tho perhaps it doesn't look much, its gorgeous and will be made many times again! this is my entry for Bookmarked Recipes a fabulous weekly event started by Ruth and this week hosted by Divya at Dil Se

Ingredients (serves 8)

125g butter, chopped
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
1 1/4 cups caster sugar
1 1/4 cups desiccated coconut

Lime syrup

3 limes, rind finely shredded, juiced
1/2 cup white sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease and line a 6cm deep, 22cm (base) springform cake pan.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat (see shortcut). Transfer to a bowl. Add eggs and milk. Stir until combined.
  3. Combine flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl. Add milk mixture. Stir to combine. Spread mixture into pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  4. Make lime syrup Combine 1/2 cup lime juice and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes or until syrupy. Stir in lime rind.
  5. Pour hot lime syrup over hot cake. Allow cake to cool in pan before releasing side of pan. Cut into slices and serve.


Happy cook said...

Love that lme cake, looks and sounds so mist and delicous.

That Girl said...

Everything is better with lime in it!

Sam said...

Mmmm... It sounds fantastic, I really like the Caribbean flavours in this.

rekhas kitchen said...

like the lime flavor in cake looks so soft

Faery said...

I love coconut, I have a coconut tree in the backyard and a lime one so I am ready to try this recipe I have all the ingredients, I'll let you know.Thanks for sharing :)

Donna said...

OhGoodNess!! Now THIS is a MUST MAKE!!! Happy weekend sweetie!hughugs

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Dell, you always have the most interesting recipes and ingredient combinations. This sounds yummy!

Foodycat said...

Yum. There is a women's weekly one that comes out similarly that I just love!

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