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Lime coconut cake recipe

This moist coconut cake recipe is made better with zesty fresh lime icing. Enjoy a slice of this easy cake for morning tea or add a piece to the lunch box. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder




  • 2 limes, zest and juice
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 175g butter, softened
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten


  • 2 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 lime, zest and juice


Zest 2 limes, set aside zest.

Juice the limes and add the coconut to the lime juice and leave to sit for one hour.

Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease, paper baking tin (I used a 20cm bundt pan).

Sift flour into large mixing bowl; add coconut, butter, zest, eggs and sugar.

Beat with electric or stand mixture until light and fluffy.

Pour into baking tray and smooth into corners/edges and flatten down with a spatula.

Bake for 35-40 minute until the centre springs back.

Let cool until completely cold.

To make the icing, zest the lime. Sift sugar into a bowl, and with a fork, mix in the juice until it resembles a thick paste, spread over the cake with a knife. Sprinkle the zest and a little bit of coconut and serve.


  • I made this cake after buying a bundt pan at my local Salvos store - I had to think hard to find the perfect cake to christen the tin!
  • This is a great cake to make when limes are in season and plentiful.
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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