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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Ingredients

  • 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

Method

    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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Princessbola
23rd Jan, 2016
I love coconut and looking to prepare this recipe,can I use normal granulated sugar and still achieve the same result?
lotte123
20th Oct, 2015
5.05
Delicious cake! Have never made a cake with the rubbing in method and was impressed by how quick and easy it was, and how good the results were. I used caster sugar as had no demerara with no problems. Also ran out of time after first 20mins or so cooking before children's swimming lesson so sprinkled coconut on and turned oven down to about 130 and came back an hour later to a great tea time treat. Would definitely make again. Thank you x
brunamachado
9th May, 2015
5.05
Very easy to prepare and tastes so good!! :)
gemma_york
6th Mar, 2015
5.05
Easy to follow great results!
Npt48
1st Nov, 2014
5.05
My mom used to make this but I had forgotten recipe. Tastes just like hers. Tip: Try it buttered (not spread, the real stuff).
Joanywoany
27th Apr, 2014
Just made this coconut cake hope it tastes as good as it looks - consistency was a bit thick and it took 1 and a half hours to bake but still very moist when taking it out of the tin.
anne-rachael
20th Mar, 2014
Absolutely lovely! Gorgeous on its own but I added 100g dark choc chips and it was heaven. Mind you, you have to like coconut and chocolate together, but that's not so hard! five stars!
Homegrownveg
11th Feb, 2014
Not used this method before so was a bit unsure but it turned out really well and was lovely and moist.
Sue69
31st Oct, 2013
Beautiful moist cake. Changed recipe slightly by adding quite a lot more milk and a tsp of baking powder. Used the creaming method rather than the rubbing in method and added the extra milk to form a victoria sponge kind of consistency. Made 18 cup cakes and topped with plain icing & toasted coconut.
jowhittjo
26th May, 2013
easy to make

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