Easy coconut loaf cake

Easy coconut loaf cake


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About this recipe: No messing around! Easy coconut loaf cake great for most occassions! After a couple of days, slice and toast lightly, spread with butter, and dust lightly with icing sugar.

Baje Sofala, Mozambique

Makes: 2 loaf cakes

  • 310g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 120g desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 300ml milk
  • 75g butter, melted

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

  1. Mix together all dry ingredients.
  2. In a seperate bowl mix together the eggs, milk and vanilla.
  3. Make a well in the middle of the dry mixture and slowly add in the egg mixture.
  4. Afterwards add in the melted butter and stir until smooth - do not overmix!
  5. Pour into two greased or lined loaf tins and bake for 1 hour at 180 C / Gas 4.


You can add raisins or nuts too! Try adding 150g of either to the mixture along with the butter.


I suggest sprinkling some extra desiccated coconut over the top before baking.

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Reviews (10)


Great recipe, very easy to make. I used brown sugar instead of caster sugar & gluten free/wheat free flour. I'm gonna use some coconut milk mixed with the normal milk next time too. My loaf tin was big enough for the full mixture (2lb) I think it is. - 12 Feb 2012


What a really easy recipe to follow and so moist I get requests for this almost daily - 18 Sep 2011


Recipe says it makes 2 loaves so I halved it but then it wasn't enough! I believe this recipe makes 1 full-sized loaf or 2 small loaves. Anyway, didn't have enough mixture to fill the tin so I made it into muffins instead. Husband loves coconut and he liked them, so thumbs up I guess. I also used whole wheat flour, home-made oat milk (instead of cows milk) and a little bit of creamed coconut to add more flavour. - 29 Oct 2011

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