Wednesday 1 May 2013

Coconut and Orange Cake Recipe

If you have been reading this blog for a while, then you will know that I really like recipes with coconut. Mix that with citrus and that's my idea of a heavenly taste combination.

This cake recipe, as a result, really appeals to me and my personal tastes.

A sponge traybake cake flavoured with coconut and orange juice served topped with an orange juice and orange zest topping (frosting). Brilliant!

Coconut and Orange Cake

Serves: 18
coconut and orange cake: Slices of a coconut and orange cake traybake with an orange icing piled up to serve


200g (7 oz) self-raising flour
pinch of salt
100g (3 1/2 oz) unsalted butter, softened
100g (3 1/2 oz) caster sugar
50g desiccated coconut
2 tbsp finely-grated orange zest
1 medium egg, beaten
juice of 1 orange
To Decorate:
finely-grated zest of 1 orange
1 tbsp orange juice
100g icing sugar, sifted


Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Add the butter and rub into the flour until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Now stir in the sugar and coconut.

Form a well in the centre of the flour mix and add the egg, orange zest and orange juice to this. Mix well with a wooden spoon then pour the mixture into a greased and lined rectangular baking tin (about 28 x 18 x 3cm [11 x 7 x 1 in]). Level the surface then transfer to an oven pre-heated to 180ºC (350ºF, Gas Mark 4) and bake for 30 minutes, or until nicely risen, cooked through and golden brown.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Take out of the tin and set aside on a wire rack to cool completely.

For the icing, combine the orange zest, orange juice and icing sugar together in a small bowl. Spread this icing over the surface of the cake. Allow to set then slice into 18 fingers and serve.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Coconut and Orange Cake? Hmm, A must try...

Caryl@ Cake Decorating Bristol

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