Home Made Lemon and Coconut Cake - A good cake for morning tea!

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Home Made Lemon and Coconut Cake

Home Made Lemon and Coconut Cake is the most perfect tea cake – as it is light, fruity and delicious.  I particularly love this cake as it freezes really well, so make a double or triple batch and put some cakes away for the future.  That way if you have visitors, or just want a lovely fresh piece of cake, just pop it on the bench for 10 minutes and it will be perfect.

We have included the recipe for lemon icing, but you can just serve the slices with some butter! If you want a more ‘formal’ type of icing you can try some of the following:

Zesty Cream Cheese Icing

Butter Frosting

Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting

Other cake recipes that are just to die for include:

Whole Orange Cake with Lemon Drizzle Icing

Hummingbird Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing

Lemon Lime Pound Cake

Sublime Lime Cake

Home Made Lemon and Coconut Cake | Stay at Home Mum

Home Made Lemon and Coconut Cake

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  • 1/2 cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups Self Raising Flour
  • 1 cup Caster Sugar
  • 125 grams Melted Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Zest

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

  2. Line a loaf tin or 18cm round tin with canola spray or baking paper and set aside.

  3. Pour all the ingredients into a large bowl, and using a wooden spoon, mix until combined and the batter has no lumps.

  4. Pour the batter into the cake tin and place in the middle shelf of the oven.

  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

  6. Turn the cake out onto a wire rack and allow to cool.

  7. Ice with lemon icing.


To freeze:

Once the cake is cooled, double wrap in plastic wrap, label, and place on in the freezer for up to a month.

To Make Lemon Icing:

Mix together 1 cup of icing sugar with 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of soft butter.  Mix until smooth.

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