Moist coconut slice with lime recipe

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Sweet coconut meets sour lime in this blond, moist and exotic slice. It’s like a little trip to the tropics and it will satisfy your cravings for sweets.

  • Yield: 24 squares


  • 1 lb (450 g) softened butter
  • 18 oz (500 g) sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 6 finely grated limes zest
  • 6 free-range eggs
  • 18 oz (500 g) flour
  • 7 oz (200 g) coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp Malibu liqueur (optional)
Lime Icinging
  • 4½ oz (125 g) softened butter
  • 14 oz (400 g) icing sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 4 finely grated limes zest and juice
  • 7 oz (200 g) cream cheese
  • lemon and lime zest to garnish
How to Make It
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/gas 4).
  2. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla sugar together until creamy. Add the grated lime zest and the eggs one at a time.
  3. Mix together the flour, coconut flakes, baking powder and salt and fold it into the batter.
  4. Flavour with the liqueur if you are using it.
  5. Place baking parchment on the bottom of a baking tin and fill the tin with the batter.
  6. Bake in the middle of the oven for around 25 minutes.
  7. Let the cake cool while you mix the frosting
  8. Icing
  9. Beat together the butter, icing sugar, vanilla sugar, grated lime zest, lime juice and cream cheese until creamy.
  10. Spread the frosting on the cake and cut it into oblong pieces.
  11. Sprinkle with lemon and lime zest before serving.

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