Vegan Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Cake



Posted 5 April 2022 (Last updated 14 October 2020)



Total Time

1hrs 15mins



Dense, moist cake with lots of tropical lime and coconut, topped with lime glaze.


  • Gluten-free flour icon
    Gluten-free flour250 g
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder2 teaspoons
  • Salt icon
    Salt1 teaspoon
  • Xanthan gum icon
    Xanthan gum½ teaspoon
  • Coconut oil icon
    Coconut oil140 gmelted
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar250 g
  • Coconut milk icon
    Coconut milk400 g
  • Applesauce icon
    Applesauce100 g
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract1 teaspoon
  • Lime icon
    Lime3juice of, zest of
  • Dessicated coconut icon
    Dessicated coconut100 g
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar150 g
  • Lime juice icon
    Lime juice45 g

  • 1. Pre-heat oven - 170°C
  • 2. Prepare a clean round pan
  • 3. Add gluten-free flour, baking powder, salt and xanthan gum to a clean medium bowl
  • 4. Whisk until combined then set aside
  • 5. Add coconut oil, granulated sugar, coconut milk, applesauce and vanilla extract to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 6. Stir until combined
  • 7. Add lime to the batter
  • 8. Transfer dry ingredients to batter
  • 9. Mix together until combined
  • 10. Add dessicated coconut to the batter
  • 11. Fold gently until combined
  • 12. Pour batter into round pan
  • 13. Bake until skewer tests clean - 40 min, 170°C
  • 14. Turn out onto cooling rack
  • 15. Add powdered sugar and lime juice to a clean medium bowl
  • 16. Whisk together until smooth
  • 17. Drizzle cake with glaze

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