Vegan Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Cake



Posted April 5, 2022 (Last updated October 14, 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
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut icon
    Unsweetened shredded 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 unsweetened shredded 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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