Lemon coconut loaf cake

    1 hour 15 min

    I'm a sucker for lemon and coconut so this cake is perfection to me! It's more of a tea cake than a dessert cake.


    Bedfordshire, England, UK
    553 people made this

    Makes: 1 loaf

    • For the cake
    • 120g butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 2 eggs
    • 200g self-raising flour
    • pinch salt
    • 120ml semi-skimmed milk
    • 4 tablespoons dessicated coconut
    • 1 or 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
    • For the lemon icing
    • 3 tablespoons icing sugar
    • 2 or 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • Extra dessicated coconut, if you like

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees / gas mark 4. Lightly grease a 900g loaf tin.
    2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and lemon juice. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    3. Sieve the flour and salt; add to creamed butter mixture alternately with the milk. Stir in the dessicated coconut and grated lemon.
    4. Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 60-70 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the tin, then remove from the tin onto a wire rack.
    5. Stir the lemon juice into the icing sugar to make a slightly thick (but still runny) icing to and brush over the cake. Sprinkle more coconut over the top, if you like. Let it harden slightly before slicing.

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    Would like to have known what size loaf tin to use, also for the icing I think perhaps the recipe should say 3 TSP of lemon juice, NOT 3 TBSP!  -  18 Mar 2012


    Really lovely cake, very easy to make, The only problem that I had was that it say's to mix in the eggs but doesn't say how many? I used 2?  -  12 Feb 2012


    This is a lovely tasting cake, I also added a half teaspoon of baking powder which made it even lighter, very impressed with the result will definitely be baking it again  -  16 May 2012