Sugar glazed coconut cake

    Sugar glazed coconut cake

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    About this recipe: Yo can make this as a round cake or as a loaf cake. The glaze is made with sugar, water, vanilla extract and chopped walnuts.

    Serves: 14 

    • For the cake
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 250g butter
    • 5 eggs
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 125ml milk
    • 100g desiccated coconut
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Glaze
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 60ml water
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 60g chopped walnuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:5min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease and flour a 25cm cake tin or a loaf tin.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together 400g sugar and the butter. Fold in the eggs one at a time, fully incorporating each one before adding another.
    3. In separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, milk, desiccated coconut and vanilla extract. Beat into the creamed mixture. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared cake tin.
    4. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Set on a cooling rack for just a few minutes, then place on serving plate.
    5. For the sugar glaze: Mix together 200g sugar, water, vanilla extract and chopped walnuts in a small saucepan. Boil for 1 minute, then pour over warm cake.
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