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Coconut & Lime Loaf Cake

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
Calories 376kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


  • 200 g Butter or baking spread
  • 200 g Caster sugar
  • 2 Limes
  • 4 Eggs large
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 50 g Dessicated coconut Plus 1-2 tsp for sprinkling on top
  • 200 g Self raising flour
  • 4 tbsp Caster sugar For the drizzle


  • Pre heat the oven to 150C Fan/170C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin
  • Mix together the butter, caster sugar and the zest of the limes, using an electric mixer or a spoon, until light and fluffy
  • Add the eggs and milk and whisk in until smooth, using an electric mixer or hand whisk
  • Gently whisk in the dessicated coconut and the self raising flour, using a hand whisk
  • Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for an hour, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean
  • While the cake is baking, mix together the juice of the limes with the 4 tbsp caster sugar, the sugar will dissolve into the juice while the cake is baking
  • 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, using a pastry brush helps with this
  • Sprinkle the top of the cake with some dessicated coconut, then leave the cake to cool completely
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days. You can also freeze this cake if wrapped well for up to 3 months



Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 607IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg