An easy recipe for a Lemon Coconut Loaf
Lemon cakes are the stuff tea parties and picnics are made of. Add a sharp lemony drizzle to that and it is a cake no one can resist. Are you looking for a lemon cake recipe that is literally easy peasy lemon squeezy (sorry, I just had to use that here)!
This lemon coconut loaf will fulfil all your lemon cake dreams.
If you are not a big fan of coconut, don’t go away yet! This loaf can easily be converted into a lemon drizzle loaf by making a couple of easy substitutions (and omissions).
While coming up for the title of this recipe, I was wondering if this should be called Lemon Loaf of Lime Loaf. All I know is that the lemons are yellow and limes are green, and the fruits I used for this recipe were yellow 🙂
There are a couple of varieties of lemons sold in the Indian markets. I mean the regular markets and supermarkets and not the high end gourmet stores where you get the fancy Italian lemons for Rs.3000 a kilo. I’ve seen smaller green ones with somewhat leathery skins and a little larger yellow ones with a thinner skin. Then there is the Gondhoraj Lebu that adds aroma to Bengali dishes (as you see in the picture above). Beyond this the lemon and lime nomenclature continues to baffle me. Care to explain? Leave me a comment below 🙂
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Sunday evenings and sagging spirits go hand in hand for me. They hit me harder than the Monday blues. And what better thing to cheer up the mood than the happy citrussy scents. Rubbing the lemon zest into the sugar is the perfect aromatherapy. I urge you to try it out. Even if you are not baking this recipe, make a pot of citrus sugar, which you can sprinkle on crepes or pancakes. Happy times!
When I spotted this paper bag half filled with lemons, the words “lemon loaf” just popped in my head and then my hands just reflexly started gathering all equipment and ingredients. Coconut and lemon pair so well together. I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed by the end result, even though I have never baked this cake before. The addition of coconut and coconut oil adds an extra flavour dimension to what would otherwise be a slightly tart, mildly sweet lemon loaf.
The recipe does not make a very tall cake, so it bakes fairly quickly. After the cake was out of the oven, I cleared up the counter of all the prep, and the husband made ginger chai. The lemon coconut loaf slices were just the sort of thing to make for a happy Sunday evening tea time.