Coconut cream cake

Coconut cream cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins - 25 mins Cook: 55 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 10 slices

A tempting egg-free cake with a taste of the exotic to it

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Can be frozen when uniced
  • Egg-free
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
411
protein
4g
carbs
50g
fat
23g
saturates
17g
fibre
2g
sugar
30g
salt
0.58g

Ingredients

For the cake

  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 200ml carton coconut cream
  • 85g fine or medium polenta
  • 2 level tsp baking powder
  • 140g butter at room temperature
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • finely grated zest of ½ lemon
  • 140g plain flour

Topping

  • 2 tbsp toasted desiccated coconut
  • 140g icing sugar, sieved

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Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180C/gas 4/fan oven 160C. Line an 18cm round cake tin with baking parchment. Cream together the butter and sugar until soft. Add 150ml/1⁄4pint of the coconut cream and the remaining cake ingredients and beat lightly to make a soft and slightly wet mixture.
  2. Spoon the ingredients into the tin and bake for 50-55 minutes, until the top of the cake is golden and a skewer inserted comes clean. Remove from the oven allow to cool in the cake tin.
  3. When cold, remove the cake from the tin, peel away the paper and put the cake on a plate. Put the icing sugar into a bowl and add enough of the reserved coconut cream to mix to a thick but flowing consistency. Spread the icing over the cake, allowing it to dribble down the sides, then sprinkle the toasted coconut around the top edge.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2002

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redandsmiley's picture
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I really liked the taste, but i used gluten free flour could this be why it was very crumbly?

peg5188's picture
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I found that this was quite dry, dont know if done something wrong cooking it but was still very nice, I did decide to swap the butter for pura, found that with my electric oven had to extend the cooking time by 10 min

realfood's picture
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A lovely, light cake that I will definately make again soon. My son particularly liked the flavour and he isn't easy to please!

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