Little Coconut Cakes - Chef Recipe by David Herbert
Little Coconut Cakes - Chef Recipe by David Herbert

Little Coconut Cakes - Chef Recipe by David Herbert


Ingredients

2 cups self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup caster sugar
Pinch of salt
Finely grated zest and juice of 2 limes
2/3 cup desiccated coconut
1 free-range egg
3/4 cup coconut milk
100 ml sunflower oil
2–3 Tbs flaked coconut, plus extra to garnish (optional)
whipped double cream, to serve (optional)

Method

Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan forced).

Grease a 12-hole muffin tin or line with paper cases.

Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large bowl, then stir in the lime zest and desiccated coconut.

Beat together the egg, coconut milk, oil and lime juice and pour this into the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined.

Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin holes, to about two-thirds full, and sprinkle with a pinch or two of flaked coconut.

Bake for 20 minutes or until well risen and golden. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

If you like, top each cake with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of flaked coconut.

Equipment

Measuring cups
measuring spoons
12-hole muffin tin
Whisk
Large bowl

Credits: Recipes from the book David Herbert’s Best Home Cooking by David Herbert with photography by Brent Parker Jones, published by Lantern, RRP $39.99.

Photo Credits: Recipes from the book David Herbert’s Best Home Cooking by David Herbert with photography by Brent Parker Jones, published by Lantern, RRP $39.99.


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