Lime cake with coconut

This lime cake is filled with tropical, citrus flavor. The combination of the lime with coconut is simply delicious.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 20 min. preparation time, 50 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 587 / Protein 9g / Carbohydr. 65g / Fat 33g

Ingredients (12 servings)

5limes (divided)
300 gall purpose flour
10 gbaking powder
250 gcoconut flakes (divided)
225 gbutter
350 gsugar
160 gconfectioner’s sugar
butter for greasing


juicer, zester, oven, stand mixer, baking form, large bowl, whisk, knife, toothpick

Wine Tip

Ruster Ausbruch, 2012
This classic sweet wine from Austria is made from a blend of various grapes, instilling a complexity that lends itself well to exotic ingredients.

Step 1

Lime cake with coconut

Zest some of the limes. Combine flour, baking powder and coconut flakes in a large bowl. Add lime zest and mix well.

zester, large bowl

2 limes / 300 g flour / 10 g baking powder / 100 g coconut flakes

Step 2

Lime cake with coconut

Halve and juice remaining limes along with limes used for zest. Set aside lime juice.

juicer, knife

3 limes

Step 3

Lime cake with coconut

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Beat butter in a stand mixer until creamy. Add sugar and beat until well combined.

oven, stand mixer

225 g butter / 350 g sugar

Step 4

Lime cake with coconut

Pour in three fifths of lime juice, reserving the rest for the icing. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

7 eggs

Step 5

Lime cake with coconut

Gradually add dry ingredients and mix well.

Step 6

Lime cake with coconut

Grease baking form and pour in batter. Tap bottom of baking form on counter to release air bubbles. Transfer to preheated oven and bake at 180°C/350°F for 40 – 50 min. until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

oven, baking form, toothpick

butter for greasing

Step 7

Lime cake with coconut

Meanwhile, whisk together confectioner’s sugar and lime juice.


160 g confectioner’s sugar

Step 8

Lime cake with coconut

Add remaining coconut flakes and whisk to combine. Spread icing over the top of the cake. Enjoy as a fresh summer treat!

150 g coconut flakes