Cake on board with slice cut

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

Serves 6

This easy coconut loaf cake will give you a taste of the tropical. Bake with a handful of storecupboard ingredients and enjoy with a cuppa

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (6)

  • kcal498
  • fat29g
  • saturates20g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre4g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.8g
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Ingredients

  • 115g butter, cut into small pieces, plus extra for greasing
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 115g demerara sugar
  • 100g desiccated coconut, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 tbsp milk

    Milk

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    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease a 900g loaf tin and line with baking paper.

  2. Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, coconut, eggs and milk and mix to a soft dropping consistency.

  3. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the surface with a palette knife. Bake for 30 mins.

  4. Remove the cake from the oven and sprinkle with the extra coconut. Return the cake to the oven and bake for an additional 20-25 mins, until well risen and golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool slightly in the tin, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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Parry
8th Jun, 2017
3.8
I started to follow ounces for this recipe and found an error. Flour should be 8 ozs and not six. Having corrected this error the cake was just perfect.
Velma
29th May, 2017
3.8
I made these as 16 cupcakes - I baked them for 25-30 minutes in total and put the coconut on after 10 minutes. They were delicious and so easy and quick.
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.

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lovetocook1604
23rd May, 2017
Just made this at the weekend, I used coconut milk instead of cows milk to make the delicious flavour more intense. Yummy recipe anyway.