Coconut Cake with Lime Syrup

Monday, February 2

 Firstly, thank you so much to all of you for your very kind messages regarding our exciting news! I have absolutely loved hearing from everyone, especially I think, as I was initially unsure as to wether I would mention it at all on here as I really have fallen off of the blogging wagon of late.

Now that my morning sickness of death is pretty much over and I have some more energy - I have been enjoying doing some more cooking and baking and not just craving toast with bovril and cheese for every meal!

I made this DELICIOUS and super simple Coconut Cake last week for when my friends Holly and Katie came for tea, and it was so good I had to share it on here too.

It's from Amber Rose's book, Love Bake Nourish, which I have mentioned here before too where I shared her equally delicious Apricot and Almond truffle recipe. 

(P.S - I have just seen that it's currently only £4.99 on Amazon - I would really recommend that you buy it!)

She is brilliant at creating amazing baked treats with slightly healthier ingredients than you would typically use to bake with. And I love the photography in her book too.

She recommends that you serve this cake with Greek Yoghurt, which I did and it complemented the cake beautifully!

Coconut Cake with Greek Yoghurt and Lime Syrup

175 g white spelt flour, sifted
120g unsweetened desiccated coconut
2 teaspoons baking powder
100g honey
200ml coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Greek style natural yoghurt to serve

For the Syrup:
Juice of 4 and finely grated zest of 2 unwaxed limes
4 tablespoons of honey

Preheat the oven to 180'. Grease and flour a 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin.

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl, then stir in the honey, coconut milk, vanilla extract and salt.  Mix until thoroughly combined, scrape into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack.

To make the syrup, put the lime juice, zest and honey into a small saucepan and simmer for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture becomes syrupy. Pour over the cake or serve alongside with some Greek - style natural yoghurt.

Invite friends around for tea, and ENJOY!

Have a lovely Monday my friends.
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