Sweet & Me Coconut Lime Cake

If you’re ever in Onehunga, be sure to check out one of our favourite Pacific-inspired cakeries, Sweet & Me. A small family business, owned and operated by Bert and his amazing team – the shop is always filled with island laughs and love. You may recognise him from having a stall at La Cigale French Markets before following his dreams of opening his own café.

Sweet & Me incorporates the fresh, tropical flavours of the Pacific and whips them up into irresistible soul satisfying treats. Think Koko Samoa Brownies, Coconut Buns, Pineapple Pie Cake and so many delectable goodies! Enjoy the flavours of Sweet & Me’s perfectly balanced Coconut Lime Cake.

Sweet & Me Coconut Lime Cake

Servings 10
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients

Cake

  • 200 ml oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 190 g sugar
  • 3 limes zested & juiced
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 190 g flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 35 g desiccated coconut

Syrup

  • 1 lime zested & juiced
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup coconut milk

Instructions

  • Before you start, preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 20cm cake tin with baking paper.
  • Place oil, eggs, first measure of sugar and lime zest and juice in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add remaining cake ingredients and fold to combine.
  • Transfer batter to cake tin and bake for 40-45 minutes, until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile, place second measure of lime zest and juice, second measure of sugar and coconut milk in a small pot on low heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, until reduced to a syrupy consistency.
  • To serve, pour syrup over warm cake and serve with coconut cream or yoghurt.

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