Saturday, 25 July 2015

Apple Coconut Cake

a medium-sized apple contains about 4 grams of fibre. Pectin is classed as a soluble, fermentable and viscous fibre, a combination that gives it a huge list of health benefits.
Better health could be as easy as reaching for the fruit bowl for some apples next time you need a snack.

  •  Softened butter 110 gram.
  •  Caster sugar 220 gram.
  •  Vanilla extract 1 tea spoon.
  • Eggs 2.
  •  Plain (all purpose) flour 200 gram.
  •  Baking powder 1 tea spoon.
  •  Coconut milk 165 ml.
  •  Diced apple 2.
  •  Shredded coconut 1/2 cup.


  •  Icing sugar 1 cup.
  •  Melted butter 1 table spoon.
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime.


  1. Preheat oven to 160 celsius (325 Fahrenheit) and grease a 20 cm (8 inch) spring form tin.
  2. Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat until light and creamy.
  3. Gradually add the eggs and beat well between each addition.
  4. Fold through the flour, coconut, baking powder, vanilla extract and coconut milk until combined.
  5. Scatter the apple through the cake mixture and fold through. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tin and bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Let the cake rest in the tin for 10 minutes before placing on a wire rack to cool.
  6. When the cake is cool make the icing. Combine the icing sugar, melted butter and juice and zest of the lime until combined and you have a spreadable mixture, without being too runny. Spread over the top of the cake and top with slivers of apple and toasted coconut.

Serve   with any drink or tea:-

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