Lime in the Coconut Loaf Cake

 

Limes and coconut for Lime in the Coconut Loaf Cake

The title for this post, Lime in the Coconut Loaf Cake, pays homage to Harry Nilsson because whenever I bake it, his song runs over and over in my head. So if you know the song or followed my link and listened to it, I guess it will run through your head now. Over and over. You are welcome.

This cake is amazing. It has the zing of lime and the slight crunch of coconut. I just love it. I adapted the recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod.

Ingredients for Lime in the Coconut Loaf Cake

The ingredients include limes, of course, grated coconut, coconut oil, and coconut milk. Plus the important basics: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, eggs, and vanilla.

Whisking dry ingredients for Lime in the Coconut Loaf Cake

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Combine lime zest and sugar for Lime in the Coconut Loaf Cake

Combine the sugar and lime zest in a small bowl.

Combine lime zest and sugar for Lime in the Coconut Loaf Cake

Use your fingers to blend them together.

Combine coconut oil, coconut milk, eggs, lime juice, and vanilla

In a medium bowl combine coconut oil, coconut milk, eggs, lime juice, and vanilla.

Mix wet and dry ingredients for Lime in the Coconut Loaf Cake

Add to the dry ingredients and then add coconut. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Lime in the Coconut Loaf Cake

Cool in pan for 15 minutes.

Lime in the Coconut Loaf Cake

Loosen sides with a knife and cool completely on a rack.

Pour glaze over Lime in the Coconut Loaf Cake

Place parchment paper under the cooling rack and pour glaze over the cake.

Lime in the Coconut Loaf Cake

Sprinkle with lime zest. Serve on a bright green plate, if desired.

Lime in the Coconut Loaf Cake

This cake just tastes happy. It is truly sublime. Yes, I said that.

 

Lime in the Coconut Loaf Cake

The Tasteful Baker (adapted From Two Peas and Their Pod)
This cake is a delicious combination of zesty lime and crunchy coconut. It is moist with a beautiful crumb. It's definitely good enough to sing about.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Zest from 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup frozen coconut thawed

Lime Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • Juice and zest from 1 lime
  • Lime zest for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Zest and juice the limes, reserving the juice.
  • In a small bowl, combine the zest with the sugar. Add to the flour mixture.
  • In a medium bowl, combine coconut oil, coconut milk, eggs, lime juice, and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients, then add coconut.
  • Pour batter into a greased loaf pan.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes.
  • Loosen the sides with a knife and carefully remove from pan. Cool completely.
  • Whisk confectioners sugar and lime juice together and pour over cake. Sprinkle with lime zest..

 

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