Saturday, 21 March 2015

Gluten free coconut and lime cake recipe

Gluten free Coconut and lime cake
  • 225g Dove's self raising gluten free flour
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 225g butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp of lime juice
  • 2 tbsp milk

For the icing
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp of desiccated coconut

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c gas mark 4
  2. Line a 7'' deep round baking tin.
  3. In a mixer, mix the flour, caster suger, butter, milk and eggs until well combined.
  4. Stir in the coconut, lime juice and zest.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the lined tin and level.
  6. Bake in the oven for 1 hour, until risen and firm to the touch.
  7. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.
  8. To make the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl.
  9. Add the tbsp of lime juice and mix until the icing coats the back of the spoon.
  10. Spread onto the top of the cooled cake and top with the zest and the tablespoon of desiccated coconut. 

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