Coconut cake

Coconut cake










Serves: 10

  • 200g block creamed coconut, chopped
  • 3 tbsp rapeseed or groundnut oil
  • 200g tub full-fat soft cheese
  • 600g sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 375g plain flour
  • 175g desiccated coconut
  • icing sugar, raspberry lime drizzle (see below), coconut curls and lime zest (both optional) to serve

Directions to make Coconut cake


  1. In a small pan, heat the creamed coconut gently until it melts. Mix in oil, then pour into a large bowl. Leave to cool.
  2. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Line a deep 20 x 30cm baking tin with baking parchment. Add cheese and sugar to the cooled cream, then beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each, then the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. The mix will become mousse-like. Fold in flour, then coconut.
  3. Scrape into the tin. Bake for 1 hr-1 hr 5 mins until golden brown and a skewer stuck in the centre comes out clean. Turn out and cool on a rack. Serve, dusted with icing sugar and cut in wedges. Pour on the drizzle, add coconut curls and zest, if using.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2009