Coconut and Lime Bars

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The flavours of lime and coconut have me back on a beach in no time. These bars are made up of zesty cake topped with a thick layer of coconut cream and sprinkled with desiccated coconut.


Coconut and Lime Bars

(you will need a lined and greased tin)


(for the cake)

  • 6oz caster sugar
  • 6oz butter
  • 6oz self raising flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 limes, zest

(for the drizzle and icing)

  • 2 limes, juice
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g coconut cream, melted
  • 50g butter
  • 100g icing sugar
  • desiccated coconut to sprinkle
  1. Begin by making the cake by creaming together the butter and sugar till pale and creamy. Add the beaten eggs in one at a time and beat well after each addition.
  2. Ad the zest and stir well. Sift in the flour and fold into the mix, pour into the lined tin and bake at 180oC for 30 minutes.
  3. When the cake has cooked, prick all over with a skewer and leave in cake tin. Put the lime juice and the caster sugar in a saucepan over a low heat and once dissolved pour over the pricked cake.
  4. Cream together the coconut cream, butter and icing sugar until you a creamy mix and spread over the cake once cooled. Sprinkle with the desiccated coconut.

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Slice, serve and enjoy!



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