Lime & Coconut, Honey Olive Oil Cake (refined sugar free, regular & Thermomix)

Lime & Coconut, Honey Olive Oil Cake

Living here in the tropics we have a lot of coconuts around us and there’s always some fresh lime for dropping into a G&T or Corona. I’ve been poking around for lime & coconut recipes and testing some out.  Before we even knew we were moving up here I’d already posted about these “Going Troppo” Coconut Lime Biscuits which are a bit of sunshine in your mouth so I must have a thing for this flavour combination. Who knew!

After some testing I’ve landed on this  refreshingly delicious Lime & Coconut, Honey Olive Oil cake.  My orange olive oil cake is such a favourite that I thought I’d try something similar again with these flavours.  The result is a zinging success I think.

It is great for lunch boxes, morning or afternoon and is refined sugar free using honey instead.  I also used gluten free flour to make mine GF but whatever plain flour works for you is fine.  Regular then Thermomix recipes below:

What you need:

1 2/3 C plain flour (I used GF)

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 C desiccated coconut (I do buy this organic so that it doesn’t have any nasty sulphites in it)

2 eggs

250 g thick Greek Yoghurt, plus extra to serve

150 ml olive oil

Finely grated zest & juice of 1 lime

Finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon

250 g honey

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line/grease a round spring form cake tin with baking paper (23 cm is good)

In one bowl combine flour, baking powder, coconut and salt.

In another bowl whisk together the eggs, yoghurt, oil, lemon zest, lime zest and juice and honey.

Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and beat well to combine.

Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 35 – 40 minutes until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

When you are ready to serve put a layer of yoghurt across the top and sprinkle with shredded coconut or whatever takes your fancy (fine with nothing on top too!). I topped the slices for afternoon tea but left the rest topless so could go in the lunch boxes without making a mess or going off!

A slice of lime, coconut, honey olive oil cake

Lime & Coconut, Honey Olive Oil Cake - Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 g Greek Yoghurt (plus extra to serve)
  • 150 ml olive oil
  • 250 g honey
  • 260 g plain flour ( I used GF)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 75 g desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 and line/grease a round spring form cake tin
  2. Peel the lime & lemon and grate in the Thermomix speed 10/ 5 seconds scrape sides. Give it another go if there are still large pieces
  3. Add eggs, yoghurt, oil, honey and juice of the lime combine Speed 5 / 5 seconds
  4. Add flour, baking powder, coconut and salt and combine Reverse / speed 5 / 4 seconds
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean
  6. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely
  7. When you are ready to serve spread a layer of the yoghurt over the top and then top with shredded coconut or whatever takes your fancy. Ok also to leave this bit out especially if you are using it in lunch boxes
http://www.boiledeggsandsoldiers.com/2015/11/lime-coconut-honey-olive-oil-cake-refined-sugar-free-regular-thermomix/

What are you favourite “tropical” flavour combinations?  

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11 comments on “Lime & Coconut, Honey Olive Oil Cake (refined sugar free, regular & Thermomix)

  1. Ashlea @ Glamour Coastal Living
    November 12, 2015 at 7:30 am

    I love anything with a fruity flavour zing! I enjoy using yoghurt it adds so much moistness to the cake. Pinning this one for later!x

    • Vicki
      November 12, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      I do hope you like it. I like using yoghurt too but don’t like the m word!

  2. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    November 13, 2015 at 5:45 am

    My sister in law shared this on FB and it seriously sounds amazing. Love all of the flavours you’ve used. ANOTHER delicious cake!! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Foodie Fridays! Have a great weekend xx

    • Vicki
      November 15, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      Thank you also for sharing it – seems like it’s a hit all round. We love it here. x

  3. Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry
    November 15, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Wow, YUM Vicki! This looks like a fantastic healthy cake!! I love anything with lime and coconut 🙂

    • Vicki
      November 15, 2015 at 9:17 pm

      It didn’t last long here, went down a treat! x

  4. Jennifer Renault
    December 4, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I made this cake the flavour is very nice. But I find it quite dense and did not rise very much
    I followed the Thermomix recipe ,I will try again,!

    • Vicki
      December 7, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      Oh no, I wonder why? Please let me know how you go if you make it again and I’ll test again too.

  5. Nicole @ The Builder's Wife
    June 18, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Oh this sounds like it would be super moist. Yummy!

    • Vicki
      June 18, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      It is probably an acceptable usage of the “m” word!

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