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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  • 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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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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jnmartin
16th Jun, 2012
Very easy to make. I put glacé icing on the top with desiccated coconut sprinkled over.
biffa1954
18th Dec, 2011
5.05
A great cake, made it with my four year old grand daughter Lilly-Mae. Note to be eaten with a nice cup of Tea NOT custard!
loz1980
6th Nov, 2011
4.05
Very easy to make and tastes great.
andreascatterson
3rd Nov, 2011
4.05
really easy......its in the oven and smells lovely. Just hope it tastes as good as it smells! : )
wesliam
7th Oct, 2011
5.05
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
27th Jul, 2011
5.05
Made this for my mum & she loved it - lovely bit of cake.
blond_0
29th May, 2011
Delicious cake. Don't know how long it keeps, just know it only lasts a day with my gang. Yummy!!
sunnychair
15th May, 2011
Fantastic very moreish, great with a nice cup of tea
miss-love-for-food
6th Apr, 2011
5.05
just like me nans :)
lalanyc
8th Dec, 2010
3.05
This is more like a coconut sweet bread. Good recipe but my favorite coconut cake recipe is here: http://tinyurl.com/37xuwy2

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