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Coconut cake citrus syrup done 5My ultimate cake is dense, moist and textural. It should cut without crumbling or sticking to the knife, it should not need cream to help it slip down, nor should it be so rich in flavour that I gain weight just thinking about eating a slice. Let me introduce you a cake that ticks all these boxes. Its one sin is that it tastes so good one slice is barely enough!

125g butter

1 cup castor sugar

4 eggs

2 cups dessicated coconut

1 cup self raising flour


1 orange, zest and juice

1 lemon, zest and juice

1 lime, zest and juice

1 cup sugar

Preheat the oven to 160C fan forced. Grease and paper line a 20cm round spring form cake pan.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, gradually beat in the eggs. Fold in the flour and the coconut in three batches. Spoon the batter into the cake tin, spread it to the edges and smooth the surface. Bake 30 – 40 minutes or until firm to the touch in the centre.

While the cake is in the oven, make the syrup by combining in a small saucepan the sugar, zest and juices of the fruit. Heat the pot, stirring continuously to dissolve the sugar. Bring to the boil, and cook 2-3 minutes.

Pour the hot syrup over the hot cake. Allow to cool. This cake keeps very well if you can resist…………………




About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

3 comments on “COCONUT CAKE with CITRUS SYRUP

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  3. Leah
    May 27, 2012

    beautiful! mine was a little crumbly because I used shredded coconut instead of desicatted, but still so yummy…next time I’ll give this recipe a go though. Still can’t believe we made the same cake without even knowing it 🙂


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This entry was posted on May 26, 2012 by in Baking, Cakes, Desserts, Food, Light dessert and tagged , , , , .
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