Coconut Lime Cake

If you love coconut and lime flavoured combination, this is the perfect recipe just right for you!
This cake gives you a tropical feel that with just a bite of this cake, instantly it brings you to to the beach! This tropical coconut cake served with a zesty lime buttercream brings out the best tropical flavour.

Coconut Lime Cake

Servings 10 pax
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins


  • Oven
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Hand Mixer/ Stand mixer
  • Spatula
  • Sieve
  • Grater
  • Round Cake Pan 8” x 8” x 3”


Coconut Cake

  • 100 g Desiccated Coconut
  • 82 ml Coconut Milk (A)
  • 95 g Butter
  • 210 g Castor Sugar
  • 5 nos Eggs
  • 310 g Self Raising Flour
  • 155 ml Coconut Milk (B)

Lime Frosting

  • 150 g Butter
  • 200 g Icing Sugar
  • 3 nos Lime (Zest & Juice)


Coconut Cake

  • Combine the desiccated coconut and the coconut milk (A) in one bowl, and leave the coconut to absorb the liquid for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven 170°C, and grease and line a 8” round cake tin.
  • In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until the color changes to a pale yellow shade.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time, and always scrape the side of the bowl between each addition.
  • Mix in the self raising flour and the coconut milk (B) alternately into the batter until well combined.
  • Mix in the milk soaked desiccated coconut into the mixture.
  • Pour the cake batter into the cake tin, and bake for 35 minutes at 170°C, until cooked through and golden.
  • Once the cake is done, transfer the cake onto a wire rack to cool.

Lime Frosting

  • Beat the butter until light and fluffy and slowly add the icing sugar into the mixture.
  • Add in the lime zest and juice, and mix it well.
  • Spread the frosting on top of the cake, and sprinkle with some lime zest on top.
  • Ready to serve!
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Bakery, Cake, homemade

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