Coconut & Lime Drizzle Loaf Cake


Happy Friday folks! How can it be the end of another week already?? Time is going so quickly right now. It only just feels like the kids went back to school and in two weeks they will be on hoiday again. Madness.

Anyway I had all good intentions of posting a GBBO themed bake each week, but I have just not had the time to do it. I’m sorry. But I do plan to make it up to you by posting a traybake recipe this weekend – I’ve not been able to get traybakes off my mind since watching the latest episode. Next week is sweet dough which is a particular weakness of mine, so you can bet your bottom dollar I won’t be missing an excuse to bake along with that theme!

This morning I went for a riverside walk with Sam’s class. When I got home I made this very lovely coconut and lime drizzle cake. Who doesn’t love a bit of  drizzle cake? So simple but so good!

Coconut & Lime Drizzle Cake

175g butter
175g caster sugar
Zest of one lime
3 eggs
50g dessicated coconut
175g self raising flour

For the lime drizzle
Juice of one lime
100g caster sugar

Preheat oven to 180c. Grease & line a 2lb loaf tin.

Place the butter, sugar and lime zest together in a large bowl and beat until very light and fluffy. Slowly add the eggs, mixing well after each addition.
Stir in the coconut. Sift in the flour and fold into the mixture.
Pour into tin and bake for 45-50 mins or until risen and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Just before the cake is due out of the oven, mix together the juice of your lime and 100g sugar.
Leave the cake in tin for five minutes then pierce cake all over with a skewer, going down to the bottom. Slowly pour over the sugary drizzle. Leave to cool completely in tin.



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