Vegan Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Cake

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    Total Time
    1hr 15mins
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based on 4 ratings

Dense, moist cake with lots of tropical lime and coconut, topped with lime glaze.

recipe updated Mar 26, 2020


  • Gluten-free flour icon
    Gluten-free flour
    250g (about 2⅛ cups)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    2 tsp (10g)
  • Salt icon
    1 tsp (6g)
  • Xanthan gum icon
    Xanthan gum
    about ½ tsp (4g)
  • Coconut oil icon
    Coconut oil
    152ml (¾ cup)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    250g (about 1¼ cups)
  • Coconut milk icon
    Coconut milk
    400ml (1¾ cups)
  • Applesauce icon
    100g (about ½ cup)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1 tsp (5ml)
  • Lime icon
    3 (300g)
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut icon
    Unsweetened shredded coconut
    100g (about 1¼ cups)
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    150g (about 1¼ cups)
  • Lime juice icon
    Lime juice
    45g (about 1½)


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  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Round pan - 8"
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 170°C
  2. Prepare a clean round pan
  3. Add gluten-free flour, baking powder, salt and xanthan gum to a clean medium bowl
  4. Whisk until combined then set aside
  5. Add coconut oil, granulated sugar, coconut milk, applesauce and vanilla extract to a clean large mixing bowl
  6. Stir until combined
  7. Add lime to the batter
  8. Transfer dry ingredients to batter
  9. Mix together until combined
  10. Add unsweetened shredded coconut to the batter
  11. Fold gently until combined
  12. Pour batter into round pan
  13. Bake until skewer tests clean - 40 min, 170°C
  14. Turn out onto cooling rack
  15. Add powdered sugar and lime juice to a clean medium bowl
  16. Whisk together until smooth
  17. Drizzle cake with glaze
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