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Orange cake


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1 cup flour ( All purpose or cake )
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
Finely grated lemon peel from 1 lemon
2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 tsp salt

Note : All ingredients should be at room temperature. Don’t use cold ingredients.


Preheat the oven to 180°Celsius.

1. In a large bowl add sugar , butter and the grated lemon peel. Beat until light and fluffy.

2. Then mix in one egg at a time .Add vanilla essence , milk , fresh lemon juice and mix well .

3. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt .Mix until the dry and wet ingredients are well combined. DO NOT OVER MIX.

4. Lastly add in coconut. Mix gently.

5. Line the loaf pan with parchment paper . Pour the batter (mixture). Sprinkle some coconut on top .

Bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until well
Note : If you are using salted butter please don’t add salt to the recipe.

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