Paleo Coconut Lime Cake

Paleo Coconut Lime Cake
Paleo Coconut Lime Cake

Our little lime tree was starting to groan with the weight of beautiful little limes! So to use up a LOAD of lime I decided to dedicate a cake to lime and coconut. It was also Mother’s Day on Sunday and wanted to make a glorious healthy treat 😉  I started with juicing all the limes and ended up with 3/4 cup!  So this cake is zingy light and moist and the sweet icing is, well….the icing on top? Anyway it compliments nicely and the whole thing is all together lovely.  It’s grain free, refined sugar free, dairy free, gluten free…it’s Paleo 🙂 enjoy it.

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut flour

1 cup desiccated coconut

2 tsp bi-carb powder

2 tsp baking powder

1/3 cup arrowroot powder

3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

4 eggs

1 tbs vanilla extract

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup

1/4 cup oil (I used coconut)

1 cup coconut milk

How To Do It:

Preheat your oven to 160c and prepare your 23 cm springform pan.  I like to line the bottom with baking paper by trapping the paper in the pan before I snap it shut, and just grease the sides.  This way  I always get a clean cake bottom:).

Now sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl, and mix all the wet ingredients into another bowl.  Combine both the wet and dry ingredients together.  Allow this mixture to stand for 5-10 minutes, this gives the coconut flour time to absorb all the liquid.  Transfer to your prepared cake tin to cook.  If you find it’s starting to brown too quickly cover the top with tin foil.  Mine cooked for 50 minutes, and I was just about to cover it and it was done.

Allow this cake to cool for about an hour in the pan before carefully transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Icing:

In a food processor combine:

1 cup of pitted dried dates

1/2 cup desiccated  coconut

1 tbs coconut oil

1 tbs 100% pure maple syrup

Smother the top of the cooled cake with this gorgeous sweet icing and sprinkle some coconut on the top.  Absolutely beautiful with a cuppa for afternoon tea.  Enjoy 🙂

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10 thoughts on “Paleo Coconut Lime Cake

  1. I love coconut and lime together, but I’ve never had it in a cake, I bet it’s absolutely divine! It’s a good thing you had so many limes you just HAD to whip up something so fabulous 🙂

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  2. This looks delicious! Lime and coconut is such a lovely, tropical flavor combination. It must be so nice to have a lime tree – we’re constantly finding ourselves having to run to the store for lime juice!

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    1. Thanks, limes on our tree is only new really…well now that we look after it, and by we I mean my husband hehehe. Ps I absolutely LOVE the name of your blog!thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  3. I made this cake this week Sarah, even though it was supposed to go straight in the oven after the chicken dinner came out & got forgotten for a couple of hrs it was so YUM!, Thanks for posting the recipe 😊 👌

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