Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Chocolate lime and coconut cake.

An exquisite dairy free cake that certainly packs a punch with it's taste thanks to the addition of Sugar and crumbs chocolate and lime cocoa powder in the bake, you'll want to eat this in one sitting, yes really it's just THAT delicious!

  190g plain flour
  150g light brown sugar
  30g Sugar and crumbs chocolate lime cocoa powder
  1 tsp baking powder
  1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  180ml coconut milk or 50g coconut milk block to mix
  120g soya margarine
  1 tsp vanilla essence

For the topping
  50g dark chocolate
  3 tbsp grated coconut milk block

Pre heat oven to 180c/160c fan/gas mark 4 And line a round 8" cake tin.

Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder in a large bowl with a pinch of salt. The Sugar and crumbs cocoa powder is certainly rich in taste so you won't need to add any extra chocolate to this bake.

In a separate bowl pour in the coconut milk, if you have this in block form instead simply add 160ml of boiled water to a jug and add 50g of coconut milk block to this and stir to melt the block and create your milk.

Now add the margarine with the coconut milk to the bowl along with the vanilla essence and stir well.

Pour the coconut mixture into the flour mixture and blend together, a rich smooth substance should start to form.

Pour this mixture into your cake tin and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10-15 minutes before removing it and placing on a wire rack to cool.

While this cools melt your chocolate down for the topping, once melted stir in 2 tbsp of grated coconut milk block, this will result in a delicious chocolatey bounty topping to spread over the top of your cake! Spread the chocolate mixture on top and sprinkle 1 tbsp of grated coconut on top.

Best eaten: An hour after baking this cake is deliciously moist and soft, you'll eat your cake slice in 2 maybe 3 bites, we promise.. it's extra tasty when warm but equally just as scrumptious when cooled. The addition of the Sugar and crumbs chocolate lime cocoa powder certainly adds a touch of zing to the bake and really enhances the coconut flavour making it taste like a delicious lime bounty bar, yum!

Want some delicious flavoured cocoa powder to enhance your bake? Take a peek at Sugar and crumbs full range including the chocolate lime flavour used for this bake!

Note: When this recipe was originally posted at I was sent this cocoa powder by Sugar and Crumbs for free to try some recipe ideas out. Had I not been sent the cocoa powder for free I still would have tried this recipe idea out, so this by no means affects my recipe post and baking suggestion. You can easily adapt this recipe should you prefer, by using a plain chocolate powder and adding lime flavouring to the bake.