Lemon and Coconut Bundt cake with lemon glaze

lemon and coconut cake

Another easy cake recipe that combines mild and sweet flavor of coconut with a tart and strong flavor of lemon. A perfect cake for evenings or snacking. It has buttermilk and coconut milk in the batter so needs relatively less oil. The texture is very soft and flavors are predominantly lemon with a hint of coconut every now and then. You can control this by changing the ration between coconut and lemon in the recipe – I surely like lemon more than coconut so I kept the cake more towards the lemon side.

I dressed the cake with a simple lemon glaze that again enhances the lemon-ness of the cake. If you are going to make this cake more on the coconut side then make the glaze with milk and sugar instead lemon juice and sugar. I served the cake with fresh strawberries but it should taste great with other berries like raspberry, blueberry or blackberry.

lemon and coconut cake

lemon and coconut cake

lemon and coconut cake

Serving a 9 inch bundt cake

Cooking time 20 minutes plus baking time

Things you will need

4 large eggs

3 cups all purpose flour

1 cup (heapful) sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

zest of 2 lemons

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 cup fresh grated coconut (can be substituted with packaged coconut)

dash of vanilla extract

  1. Preheat the oven at 350 F.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Keep aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together oil and sugar.
  4. Add eggs one by one whisking continuously.
  5. Mix in buttermilk and coconut milk one by one.
  6. Fold in the flour mixture.
  7. Add grated coconut, vanilla, lemon zest and juice and mix till its distributed in the batter evenly.
  8. Pour in a 9 inch bundt cake pan and bake for about 45 to 55 min or till a skewer comes out clean upon inserting in the center of the cake. Cool completely before adding the glaze.
  9. Drizzle the glaze generously on the cake – in a few batches

 For the glaze

3 tbsp lemon juice

1 cup powdered sugar

Mix both the ingredients together till it forms a smooth & thick sauce like mixture. It should be in a pouring consistency.