Sunday, June 17, 2012

Lemon Coconut Syrup Cake


With lots of lemons on the tree ready and a storm on the way on Tuesday night, I made this cake from here

It was delicious!

350g plain flour
3/4 Cup sugar
Pinch of salt
100g coconut
3tsp baking powder
200g butter
Zest and juice of two lemons
2 eggs, lightly beaten
200-300ml milk

SYRUP
1/4 cup sugar
Juice of 2 lemons

Grease and line the base of a loose-bottom 20cm cake tin.
Combine the flour, sugar, salt, coconut and baking powder. Cut the butter into small cubes and rub in with fingertips or mix in food processor. When the butter is rubbed in, make a well in the centre and add the zest, lemon juice and eggs. Gradually mix in the milk till you have a soft dropping consistency.
Pour into greased tin and bake at 180 deg for 40-50 mins or until cake is risen and springy and a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
For the syrup, combine the 1/4 cup sugar and juice of two lemons in a small saucepan. Heat gently to dissolve sugar. Drizzle syrup over warm cake. Remove from tin and cool on a rack.
Serve dusted with icing sugar, or split, fill and ice with passionfruit and lemon frosting.



2 comments:

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Oh yum Ailsa! What I wouldn't give for a lemon tree!

Anne xx

Libby said...

Yum. I LOVE lemon syrup cake. Even with lots of lemons on our tree I'm resisting the urge to make some as I'll end up eating it all :-). Love the sound of your recipe with the coconut in it. Will try it when we've some guests to entertain.

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