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How to Make Coconut Cake with Lime Syrup in 60 Minutes ?

Updated on November 28, 2011

Perfect Dessert

Homemade Coconut cake is the perfect dessert, for you to serve on your dining table, also works out a lot cheaper than a shop-bought cake.

If you knew how to bake a perfect cake, this guide will help you to add a new recipe to your book, on the other hand if you’re just wanted to bake a cake, it’s time to stop wondering, and start experimenting!

In this hub, you’ll learn how to make a simple recipe for coconut cake from scratch, with tips and tricks to assure of having your perfect coconut cake.

Serving: 6 People

Preparation time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

Lime Syrup


  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of lemon juice
  • 1teaspoon vanilla powder


  1. Set 3 cups of cold water and 1 cup of sugar in a high-sided saucepan over medium- high heat and leave to boil.
  2. Turn the heat to low and stir frequently until the sugar dissolves completely then add lemon juice and vanilla, then stir again for approximately 3 minutes.
  3. Let the syrup to cool in room temperature, and then pour into a clean bowl or glass jar

Coconut Cake


  • 3/4 Pound unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing the pans
  • 1Cups sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the pans
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 cup of sweetened shredded coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream together the sugar and butter in a medium bowl, then add the eggs, one at a time, and stir in the milk and vanilla.
  3. Combine flour and baking powder to three-quarters of the amount of coconut, then add to the previous creamed mixture and stir well all together, until you will have a smooth mixture.
  4. Grease the Pan using a pastry brush with butter, then sprinkle 2 tablespoons of flour and turn the pan upside down and lightly tap to remove the excess flour
  5. Pour the former mixture into the pan and Place into the oven on 350 degrees temperature for 15 minutes then reduces to 180 degrees for 45 minutes.
  6. Finally Pour the syrup and sprinkle the remaining coconut on the surface and leave to cool in a normal room temperature.


  • Don’t leave the syrup to boil for too long. Because the longer the syrup will boil, the thicker it will be when cooled.
  • The syrup can be refrigerated for up to one month if it was in a tightly sealed jar.
  • Use vegetable oil to have a better quality cake but stay away from the olive oil as the flavor is pretty pronounced
  • You can use Solid Vegetable shortening for greasing the pan
  • Don’t open the oven door before 30 minutes after placing the cake inside


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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Sounds like a nice recipe. I will definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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      klurbauer 6 years ago from Brink of Insanity ;)

      I'll definitely be trying this -- simple, fast -- my kind of recipe, to be sure! I've never even heard of this before, but it looks and sounds yummy!

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      praveenadevi 6 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala, India

      Nice one..M going to try this..

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      suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      This sounds delicious. I'm going to try it. Thanks.

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      sam-eg 6 years ago from Happy Land

      Hi TheListlady, it's nice meeting you too ,actually you are right... it's great with a cup of tea and coffe as well i've tried it with a both and it was amazing, thx for dropping by and your time to read my hub

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      TheListLady 6 years ago from New York City

      Yes, I can eat this. All of it with just a cup of tea. So good - some recipes you just know you have to do and this is one of them. Thanks so much. Mmmmmmm. And great to meet you by the way!

      Rated up!

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      sam-eg 6 years ago from Happy Land

      Hey prong13, first thx for dripping by and your time to read my hub, i'm so glad that you liked it because i happen to love coconut as well, it's a very good cake i think you will love it :)

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      sam-eg 6 years ago from Happy Land

      Hi Np.Queesn, thx for dropping by and leaving this nice comment

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      prOng13 6 years ago

      . . .and I have to pick a hub about food, dang my mouth is watering. . .and I happen to love coconuts! Great recipe!

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      NP.QUEEN 6 years ago from Dubai

      Easy and nice recipe.I will try to make this. Thank you for sharing.Try to visit my hubs.

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      sam-eg 6 years ago from Happy Land

      HI missolive,thx for bookmarking my hub and the lovely comment, how ever it's really a tasty cake and I guess you wil like it :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

      This sounds really good - tempting too! I am bookmarking this under my recipe hubs - the fact that this can be done so quickly is an added perk!

      Thank you for sharing

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      sam-eg 6 years ago from Happy Land

      Hi Dewette, wow we are sharing the coconut love, I guess you will love this cake , thx for passing by and your nice comment :)

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      Dewette 6 years ago from NV

      Sounds yummy! I love coconut

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      LilKimy 6 years ago

      looks nice and quick recipe, I will sure give it a shoot

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      sam-eg 6 years ago from Happy Land

      Hi The wahm, You are so right you can put nuts , fruits or what ever flavor you want to add for your coconut cake, thx for passing by and your helping comment :)

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      thewahm 6 years ago

      This sounds amazing. I'm thinking this would be really good with some fruit on top.

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      sam-eg 6 years ago from Happy Land

      Hi, Thx for passing by , and your lovely comment ,glad that you liked the recipe , hope you will enjoy this delicious cake :)

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      seedplanter 6 years ago

      Ok, now you've gone and done it - my stomach is growling so loud, and it is 11:16 p.m.! Step away from the recipe...step away from the recipe...step away from the recipe!

      Great hub. Can't wait to make this!