Coconut and Lime Yoghurt Cake

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There has been a distinct lack of cake around here.

I know – who would have thought it!

But then cake happened, and it was a good’un. A zesty bright bundle of coconut and lime – just in time for the Spring sunshine that is *just* around the corner… ( or so I’m told )

img_1879-1.jpgIm currently experimenting with different ways to cut down on butter and sugar in recipes.

Don’t worry I am not going all ‘clean eating’ on you…

But this recipe has oil and yoghurt where the butter would usually reside.

I am not sure how I feel about that, but what I can say is that it works and it tastes good. The texture is different… springy you might say. Is that a flaw? I don’t think so. Not all cakes can be the same. Coconut and Lime Yogurt Cake – yo is unique! I like it – nuff said.

Coconut and Lime Yogurt Cake

Coconut and Lime Yoghurt Cake

10 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 220g Caster Sugar
  • 190g Plain Flour
  • Zest of two limes
  • 80g Dessicated Coconut ( 70g for the loaf, 10g for decoration )
  • 250g Greek Yoghurt
  • 3 Medium Eggs
  • Juice of 2 limes. ( 1 for loaf, 1 for icing )
  • 2tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 110ml Olive Oil
  • 2tbsp of Icing Sugar ( for icing )

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180c.
  2. Mix all ingredients until just combined. Be sure to scrap the lime zest of your paddle - it's a crime to lose any!
  3. Pour into a lined loaf tin.
  4. Bake for approx 40 minutes, or until a cake skewer comes out clean!
  5. Once the cake has cooled, mix icing sugar and juice of one lime to create a thin icing. Slowly drizzle over cake in a zig zag type motion.
  6. While icing is still wet sprinkle with coconut.
  7. EAT!
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Life is too short to not eat cake.

Enjoy

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. May 30, 2016 / 5:00 PM
    I'm obsessed with low sugar baking - it's all part of my grand plan to make cake the main thing I eat all day long. Have had some success with a very spicy carrot cake that's ALMOST tasty with enough cinnamon. Love the idea of coconut and lime - will definitely give this recipe a go, thanks!
  2. May 30, 2016 / 11:49 PM
    This cake sounds gorgeous! I've never actually baked any cakes using lime, but I really want to try baking a lime drizzle cake! xvvnightingale.com
    • June 21, 2016 / 8:42 AM
      I have only recently started playing with lime in baking. I love its flavour - just a touch deeper than lemon :)
  3. September 15, 2016 / 6:56 AM
    Have never tried this cake before. Sounds so good. Gonna give this a gon over the weekend. Thanks for sharing.Simon
  4. November 5, 2016 / 4:58 PM
    What size loaf tin is this recipe for please?

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