Easy Coconut Lime Loaf Cake Recipe

Enjoy this Coconut Lime Cake! This citrusy loaf's moist and tender texture will take you to a tropical beach. This cake is perfect for lime-coconut lovers.  

– 2 cups all-purpose flour – 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder – ½ teaspoon baking soda – ½ teaspoon salt – ½ cup unsalted butter softened – ¾ cup granulated sugar – 1 teaspoon lime zest  – 2 large egg – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – ¾ cup shredded unsweetened coconut – ¼ teaspoon coconut extract optional – ¾ cup buttermilk – 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice



Start with a 350-degree oven. Reserve a 9" by 5" loaf pan or parchment paper with overhangs after greasing and flouring it. 

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Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and coconut) in a large mixing bowl. 

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In another bowl, use an electric hand mixer to cream butter for 30 seconds on medium speed. You can also use a stand mixer. 

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In a separate bowl, muddle the sugar and lime zest until the zest releases its juices and mixes well. 

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Add this mixture and vanilla extract to creamed butter and beat until fluffy. After adding each egg, mix well.

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Add extracts and mix well. Add three parts of dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with buttermilk and lime juice. 

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Pour batter into pan. Bake the cake for 40–45 minutes until the top is domed, cracked, and golden brown. 

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To confirm, insert a toothpick into several spots in the centre. If it comes out clean, it's done. 

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After 10 minutes in the pan, carefully invert the cake onto a cutting board or wire rack and let it cool completely before glazing and slicing. 

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Sugar Lime Icing: Mix the glaze ingredients in a small bowl and drizzle over the cake. Add more lime zest. 

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