Lime and Coconut Cake


Lime and Coconut Cake



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 23cm loose-bottomed round cake pan and line the base and side with baking paper.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, almond meal, ground pistachios and 1/4 tsp salt in a large bowl. Place the eggs, yoghurt, oil, lemon and lime zests, and 250g honey in a separate bowl and whisk to combine. Add egg mixture to the flour mixture, beating until well combined.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, then bake for 35-40 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, for the syrup, place the remaining 100g honey and 150ml water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until combined. Simmer for 5-6 minutes until reduced by half and syrupy, then stir in the lime juice. Cook for a further 1 minute, then remove from the heat and stir in the orange blossom water. Set aside to cool slightly.
  5. Place the cake on a serving plate, then, using a thin skewer, pierce holes into the top of the cake. Pour over the syrup, then set aside to cool.
  6. Spread extra yoghurt over the top of cooled cake and sprinkle with extra chopped pistachios to serve. Serves 6-8.
From the book Feel Good Food by Valli Little. Reproduced with the permission of delicious magazine and ABC Books.

Ingredients for Lime and Coconut Cake

McKenzie's Baking Powder 125g

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