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Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd Icing

  • Author: Sylvie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8 1x
  • Category: Cakes


Fluffy coconut center with a crunchy macaroon style outer and topped with a lemon curd icing that is simple and requires little effort and no piping.



150 grams/5.3 ounces butter, softened
1 1/2 cups superfine/caster sugar
3 eggs, separated
3/4 cup coconut milk
2 cups desiccated coconut
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups confectioner’s/icing sugar
25 grams/2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon lemon curd
1 tablespoon milk


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350F and greaseproof a bundt tin.
  • Place the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat on medium until pale and well combined, approximately 2 minutes. Add in the egg yolks and whip until well mixed.
  • Add the coconut milk and desiccated coconut in, beating until just combined.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into the bowl and beat on low until just combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until soft peaks form and gently fold the coconut mixture into the egg whites in two batches until it is a smooth mixture and fully incorporated.
  • Spoon into the prepared cake tin and tap a few times to release any air bubbles.
  • Place in the oven and bake until golden for 35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely.
  • To make the icing, place the confectioner’s sugar, butter, lemon curd and milk into a bowl and whip until smooth and loose, you don’t want it to be too runny, but you want it to be a heavy drip as it comes off the spoon.
  • Spread over the cake and allow to set for 10 minutes.
  • Slice and serve.


Note: I candied thin slices of lemon only for the pictures, these aren’t necessary when you make this, though they do add a real zesty flavor when consuming.

Recipe by Roamingtaste