About this recipe:This loaf cake is sweet, buttery, moist and full of flavour. The lemon drizzle finishes it off to perfection. Enjoy!
Makes: 1 loaf cake
For the loaf cake
200g caster sugar
120g butter, softened
1 lemon, juiced and zested
200g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
40g flaked or dessicated coconut
For the lemon drizzle
100g icing sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice, or more as needed
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Method Prep:25min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr25min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 1lb
Beat sugar and butter together in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir juice and zest of one lemon into butter mixture.
Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, mixing until cake batter is just incorporated. Fold in coconut, mixing just enough to evenly combine. Pour the cake mixture into prepared loaf tin.
Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, 60 to 65 minutes. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
For the lemon drizzle: Gradually stir 2 teaspoons lemon juice into icing sugar in a bowl until mixture is thin enough to drizzle. Transfer mixture to a resealable plastic food bag. Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. Gently squeeze bag and drizzle mixture evenly over the loaf cake.