Monday, 5 July 2010

☼ summertime

when the sun is shining, there's nothing better than 
a light cake with a cup of lady grey tea:
my creative friend Jenny sent me this tasty recipe:
 I have swapped her vanilla for lemon:
and she is right ~ never fails and is always supermoist!
thanks for sharing Jenny:
hope you don't mind my tweak:

coco-lemon cake

you will need ....
170g self raising flour ~ sieved from way up high:
1 rounded teaspoon baking powder:
170g caster sugar:
170g softened butter:
30g desiccated coconut:
3 eggs:
the grated zest of a lemon:
{or half teaspoon of vanilla for Jens original recipe}
100ml milk:
preheat your oven to 170°c/ gas 3:
grease and line the bottom of two round cake tins:
put all the ingredients into a big bowl and whisk on full
power {or maximum elbow}
until well combined and the mixture
drops off the spoon easily:
divide between the two tins:
bake for 30 ~ 35 minutes, until brown and springy:
cool in the tins for a few minutes before turning out 
to cool on a rack:

meanwhile toast a few teaspoons of coconut
either in a dry frying pan or under the grill:
watch it though as it burns really easily:

coconut buttercream

you will need ....
100g icing sugar ~ sifted:
60g softened butter:
1 teaspoon desiccated coconut:
a spritz of lemon juice:
{or a drop of vanilla essence}

mix together well with a spoon:

now spread some raspberry or strawberry jam on one of your cakes:
then sandwich them together:
cover the top with the coconut buttercream:
sprinkle with toasted coconut:


  1. Glad you liked Dee, looks luverly!! must try it with the lemon;) Must meet up with you soon, We are off on hols next week to Devon, so hope to catch up after that, you off anywhere nice for summer? xx

  2. it's yummy!
    thanks again for the recipe:
    yes lets meet soon ^_^


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