Coconut Cake
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Coconut Cake

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Serves 8

Delicious moist coconut cake, perfect as a tea time treat!

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  • 225g/6 oz self-raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 115g/4 oz butter, cut into small pieces, plus extra for greasing
  • 115g/4 oz demerara sugar
  • 100g/3½ oz grated coconut, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 tbsp milk


    1. Preheat the oven to 160C/325F/Gas Mark 3. Grease a 900-g/2-lb loaf tin and line with baking paper.
    2. Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
    3. Stir in the sugar, coconut, eggs and milk and mix to a soft dropping consistency.
    4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the surface with a palette knife. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
    5. Remove the cake from the oven and sprinkle with the extra coconut. Return the cake to the oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes, until well risen and golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
    6. Leave the cake to cool slightly in the tin, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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Comments (30)

andreascatterson's picture

really easy......its in the oven and smells lovely. Just hope it tastes as good as it smells! : )

wesliam's picture

My father said he used to love coconut cake as a child, this cake was gone in a day, he loved it as did we. Nice and light and crispy on the outside.

crumbles's picture

Made this for my mum & she loved it - lovely bit of cake.

blond_0's picture

Delicious cake. Don't know how long it keeps, just know it only lasts a day with my gang. Yummy!!

sunnychair's picture

Fantastic very moreish, great with a nice cup of tea

miss-love-for-food's picture

just like me nans :)

wobette's picture

A really quick dessert = We served it up this evening with Pineapple, mango and whipped cream

zanimo's picture

A very tasty cake, also really good with custard! Thanks.

diane950's picture

this cake is lovely very moist and crispy outside
bake and eat doesn't last very long, also nice with custard


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