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5 from 8 votes

Coconut Lime Loaf Cake

This simple coconut lime loaf cake will transport you to a tropical island! It is a great dessert for spring and summer!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 1 loaf cake

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs slightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sweetened flaked coconut, divided

For the lime glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. In a small bowl, combine sugar and lime zest. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant. Whisk into the flour mixture. Set aside.
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine the coconut milk, coconut oil, eggs, lime juice and coconut extract.
  • Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until combined. Stir in a 1/2 cup coconut. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle remaining 3 tablespoons of coconut over the loaf cake. Pound on the counter so the loaf cake is evenly set in the pan.
  • Bake for 60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Place the loaf on a cooling rack and cool for 15 minutes. Loosen the sides of the loaf cake with a knife. Carefully remove loaf from pan. Let cool completely on wire rack.
  • While the loaf cake is cooling, make the lime glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and lime juice. Drizzle the glaze of the cooled loaf cake. Cut into slices and serve.