Lemon Coconut Cake Recipe

This homemade lemon coconut cake makes a quick, simple dessert or tea time treat. Serve it plain, or dress it up with a light coating of vanilla flavored icing and toasted coconut.

Lemon Coconut Cake recipe
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Try it, you’ll love this creamy, lemony sponge cake. So delicious!!

Ready In: 1 hour 20 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes

This recipe make 8 serving(s).


  • 200 gm butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon rind
  • melted butter, to grease

For Lemon Glaze:

  • 1 cup icing sugar mixture, sifted
  • 1-1/2 tbsp hot water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F (170 degree C). Lightly grease an 11 x 21 cm loaf pan with melted butter. Line the base of loaf pan with non-stick baking paper.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter with sugar. Stir in lemon rind. Beat until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Now add desiccated coconut into the egg mixture.
  • Fold into the flour.
  • Stir in lemon juice and milk until just combined.
  • Spoon mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Spread evenly.
  • Place loaf pan in the preheated oven.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let it cool for 5 minutes.
  • Then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make Lemon Glaze, stir together the icing sugar, water and vanilla.
  • Drizzle Glaze over the warm cake.
  • Top with flaked coconut. Cut into slices.
  • Lemon Coconut Cake is ready to serve.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve with Tea or Coffee.

Nutritional Information:
Amount per serving.

  • Protein: 7g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Total Fat: 30 g (saturated fat: 21)
  • Carbohydrate: 72
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2 responses to “Lemon Coconut Cake Recipe”

  1. Helene Avatar

    Luscious! That cake looks irresistibly moist.

  2. Raymundo Avatar

    bushrah, I love the fact that you have gone into such detail of making the cake. It is very helpful. And the cake looks delicious. Want a slice now..

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