Friday, 29 February 2008

Lime Drizzle Loaf~She put the lime in the coconut and baked up this yummy loaf..

I want to thank Rosie from Rosie Bakes a Peace of Cake for sharing this wonderful recipe, thank you so much sweetie! Yesterday while chatting on MSN she showed me this recipe and we both decided that we had to make this asap. It sounded so good and I was drooling reading the recipe, let alone viewing the picture. Well folks this cake IS drool-worthy and absolute tropical heaven. If you love citrussy cakes with the added flavour of coconut, then this is the cake for you! I will be making this cake again and it will be especially good served in the summer ;o)

For the cake
175g (6oz) self-raising flour, sifted with a pinch of salt
175g (6oz) butter, diced
175g (6oz) golden caster sugar
3 medium eggs, beaten
50g (2oz) sweetened and tenderised coconut (you can use dessicated coconut)
Zest and juice of 2 limes
1tsp baking powder

For the icing
1 lime
125g (4oz) golden icing sugar, sifted
1tbsp sweetened and tenderised coconut (or dessicated coconut) to decorate

1 Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan oven) mark 4. Line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin with a greaseproof loaf liner.

2 Put the flour, salt, butter, sugar, eggs, coconut, lime zest and juice and baking powder in the bowl of a freestanding mixer, fitted with a K beater. Mix together slowly, gradually increasing the speed and mixing for 2min.

3 Pour the mixture (it'll be quite runny) into the tin and bake in the oven for 45-55min or until golden, well risen and cooked through - a skewer inserted into the middle should come out clean. Leave to cool for 10min then lift out the cake, keeping it in the liner.

4 To make the icing, finely grate the zest from the lime and cut away the white pith. Chop the lime flesh, then put in a mini processor with the zest and whiz for 1-2min until finely chopped. Add the icing sugar and blend until smooth. Pour over the cake then sprinkle the coconut on top to decorate.


Rosie said...

Oh this looks stunning Maria another great bake!! I adore the citrus combo with the coconut. I am so pleased you enjoyed baking this loaf cake :D

Rosie x

Maria said...

Rosie thanks for the lovely comment and again for sharing this gorgeous recipe with me. I hope others give this loaf cake a try ;o)


Pixie said...

I'm currently working on a lime and coconut cake today and tomorrow! This looks wonderful, bet it was delicious.

Cooking and the City said...

Maria that looks so good, I'm sure it was delicious :-)

Dell xo

ps I've given you an award, details on my blog :-)

ruthEbabes said...

So weird! I had spotted a lime coconut cake at the bakery and thought I should make one, you guys beat me to it!

It looks delicious!