Coconut and lime cake recipe

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serves: 12
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 1 hr

Nutrition per portion

Calories 304 kCal 15%
Fat 18.1g 26%
  -  Saturates 11.4g 57%
  -  of which Sugars 19.8g 22%
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  • Celebrate the start of Spring with this delicious coconut and lime cake. So simple to make and the whole family will love it.


    • For the cake:
    • 175g (6oz) butter, softened
    • 3 large eggs, beaten
    • 250g (7oz) condensed milk, such as Carnation
    • 40g (1½oz) desiccated coconut
    • finely grated zest and juice 1 lime
    • 175g (6oz) self-raising flour
    • 1tsp baking powder
    • For the icing:
    • 100g (3½oz) icing sugar
    • Zest and juice 1 lime


    • Preheat the oven to 170°C, (150°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 3.

    • Grease and base line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin with baking parchment.

    • Place all the cake ingredients into a large bowl and beat using an electric hand whisk until just smooth and pale.

    • Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake for 55-65 minutes until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake.

    Top tip for making Coconut and lime cake

    If the top becomes too brown near the end of the cooking time, cover with a piece of parchment.

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