• Serves 10
  • 1 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 12 Ingredients


Lemon Coconut Cake is perhaps one of the most delicious cakes you can have on hand for almost any situation!

Coconut, Butter, Almond Meal and of course loads of lemony zest and juice.

The recipe for this Lemon Coconut Cake ensures the cake stays moist all through cooking and it keeps really well for days – especially if you store it in the refrigerator.

I’ve used desiccated coconut but you could use shredded coconut if you prefer. You could also switch out the lemon for lime juice for a slightly different flavour.

If you’ve tried this recipe – we’d love to hear what you thought. Tell us in the comments below.

Ingredients (serves 10)

  • 1 1/2 cups Self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup Desiccated coconut
  • Lemon zest From 1 Lemon
  • 1 cup Caster sugar
  • 125g Melted butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Almond meal
  • 1 tbs Lemon juice
  • 2 tbs Lemon juice (for glaze)
  • 1/2 cup Icing sugar (for glaze)
  • Lemon zest Lemon zest (for glaze)


  1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease and line loaf cake tin.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl (apart from the glaze ingredients), and mix well with a wooden spoon until batter is smooth
  3. Pour the mix into the cake tin, and bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden and the skewer comes out clean. Cover the top with foil if it starts to get too brown but isnt cooked through yet.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the tin until warm. Remove from the tin and place onto a wire rack.
  5. While still warm mix all the glaze ingredients together and drizzle over the top of the cake.
  6. Serve with fresh whipped cream.

  • The Lemon Coconut Cake is delicious and so easy. I made mine in a ring tin and used 1 cup of icing sugar in the glaze and used it as a drip icing. Moist, tasty, beautiful texture.


  • I am going to save this recipe as our lemon tree always has so many lemons that I don’t know what to do with them all. Your lemon coconut cake recipe sounds delicious. Definitely will be giving this one a go.


  • Saving this recipe to try, love the idea of combining almond meal, coconut and lemons.


  • Just made this today and was a winner. Really light, fluffy and delicious.


  • Our lemon tree is overflowing so might try this recipe this weekend. Sounds delicious.


  • Lemon and coconut a great combo!!


  • lemon & coconut is yum. I make mine diary free and make it with almond meal


  • Yum. I hope this tastes as good as it looks I live a good lemon cake


  • Sounds like another yummy treat to add to the list of things to bake!


  • In the listing of ingredients, for the glaze it says lemon zest lemon zest. How much is it? Is it the zest of a lemon from the main list, or does that go in the cake, and this is extra???


  • This looks divine, and also lushishly moist – can’t wait to try it! Thank you


  • Love almond meal recipes. This looks great.


  • I’m making this today, sounds yummy


  • This looks so moist and delicious; perfect for accompanying an afternoon cuppa.


  • YUM this cake look delicious, would be wonderful for a summer day treat.


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