Coconut and Lime Loaf Cake

Coconut and Lime Loaf Cake

I love to bake with lime as it my absolute favourite citrus fruit. Mixing it with coconut creates a tropical feel so this Coconut and Lime Loaf Cake is perfect for summer time. This Coconut and Lime Loaf Cake is also a great way to start baking with lime, especially if you’ve never had lime in a cake before. Loaf cakes are very easy to make and usually require little decoration, this cake is all about the zingy citrus flavour so a sprinkling of coconut on top of this golden Coconut and Lime Loaf Cake is all you need to do. It uses a ‘low and slow’ bake method, which means it takes a long time on a low temperature, so be patient and you’ll get great results!

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To make the sponge I creamed together the butter and caster sugar along with the zest of the limes.

I added the eggs and milk and whisked in, then added the dessicated coconut and the self raising flour.

I poured the mixture into a 1lb loaf tin (you can test the size by seeing how much water the tin can hold, 1lb will hold about 1 litre of water) and baked for an hour.

While it was baking I made a drizzle by mixing together caster sugar and lime juice. As soon as the cake was done I used a thin skewer to poke holes all over it then I poured the syrup onto the hot cake bit by bit and left it to cool in the tin. When it was cool I sprinkled the top of the cake with some dessicated coconut.

Coconut and Lime Loaf Cake

This loaf cake is so simple to make, with a superb result. The lime is a delicious flavour and the coconut adds yummy texture.

Coconut and Lime Loaf Cake

I’ve made this Coconut and Lime Loaf Cake countless times and my friends, colleagues and family know it well and they get excited every time I bake it and always enjoy it.

More recipes using lime…

Mojito Cheesecake
Key Lime Pie Mojito Cheesecake (No Bake) Mango & Lime Muffins

Coconut & Lime Loaf

Delicious loaf cake with lime drizzle and dessicated coconut

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10
Author thebakingexplorer


  • 200 g Butter
  • 200 g Caster sugar
  • 2 Limes
  • 4 Eggs large
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 50 g Dessicated coconut Plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 200 g Self raising flour
  • 4 tbsp Caster sugar


  1. Pre heat the oven to 170C/150C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin

  2. Cream together the butter, caster sugar and the zest of the limes until light and fluffy

  3. Add the eggs and milk and whisk in until smooth

  4. Mix in the dessicated coconut and the self raising flour

  5. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for an hour, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean

  6. Mix together the juice of the limes with the caster sugar, the sugar will dissolve into the juice while the cake is baking

  7. When the cake is done, poke holes all over it with a thin skewer and pour the drizzle over it, a little at a time until it is all soaked into the cake

  8. Sprinkle the top of the cake with some dessicated coconut

  9. Store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days. You can also freeze this cake

Recipe adapted from Be-ro

If you like this, check out more of my Loaf cake recipes!

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12 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Looks fab Kat. Could eat a slice right now!! Was hoping I'd be up north to contribute to your event (best of luck btw) but the sister will be in touch to see if she can donate some of her amazing cookies x

    1. Thank you! Me too, can't wait to make this again! I just heard from her tonight on Facebook, very excited to try the peanut butter cookies she is making! I think they will go down very well.

  2. Great flavour combination…it's like a lime drizzle cake with coconut…I can only imagine that tastes amazing! If you could just send me a virtual slice I'd be quite happy to tuck in ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Love this flavour combo – I made something similar a few years ago and this has reminded me I need to make it again! Lovely and zingy and a great summery cake!

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