Lemon, ginger and coconut syrup cake

Serves 12 people

Lemony with a hint of ginger and coconut, this little cake is quick and tasty.

Ingredients
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 200ml milk
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 500g caster sugar
  • 175g desiccated coconut
  • 6 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 3cm piece ginger, finely grated
  • 1 Preheat oven to 170°C. Melt the butter, then set aside to cool slightly. Whisk in the eggs and milk.
Instructions

2 Combine the flour, 360g sugar, coconut, lemon zest and ginger in a large bowl, then stir in the butter mixture and beat until smooth. Spoon into a lined 24cm cake tin and bake for 45-50 minutes, until a skewer can be inserted and removed cleanly. Remove from the oven and pierce the top repeatedly with a skewer.

3 Meanwhile, boil the lime juice and remaining sugar in a small saucepan until it thickens slightly. Pour over the cake, then set aide to cool slightly before serving.