Lime & Coconut Syrup Cake

I love limes! I love their tangy freshness & I simply adore lime syrup cakes so I had to make a gluten free one. I think this cake is best when it is still warm - with a bit of cream.




200 g Bakers' Magic Gluten free flour

30 g Potato starch

35 g Coconut flour

1/4 tsp Salt

1 tsp Baking powder

1/2 tsp Bicarb of soda

200 g Caster sugar

150 g Butter

150 g Yoghurt (I used Greek style)

3 Eggs

Zest of 3 Limes

100 g Lime juice (juice of 3 limes)


Limes - if you don't get sufficient juice from 3 limes add water to 100 g.

Maize starch = Cornflour from maize/corn and potato starch is sometimes labelled as potato flour. For more information go to Maize starch vs Cornflour.


Lime Syrup

100 g Caster sugar

50 g Boiling water

Zest & juice of 1 lime


Optional - Roasted coconut chips for garnish. I used Fruit for Life Coconut Chips.




Turn the oven on to 170 C.

Grease a cake ring tin.

Sift together the Bakers' Magic Gluten free flour, potato starch, coconut flour, salt, bicarb & baking powder.

Cream together the butter, sugar & lime zest.

Beat in one egg until the mixture is light & fluffy.

Repeat with one more egg.

Mix in the sifted dry ingredients. Scrape down the sides of the bowl & beat the mixture some more.

Beat in the last egg until the mixture is uniform.

Add in the lime juice & mix well. 

Mix in the yoghurt until the cake batter is uniform. 

Spoon batter into the ring tin & bake for ~30-35 mins. The time will depend on your oven.

Bring out of the oven & wait 5 mins before turning out the cake.


Make the syrup in a heat resistant jug.

Zest & juice the lime. Set aside.

Dissolve 75 g of the sugar in 50 g of just boiled water. Stir with a teaspoon until it dissolves.

Stir in the remaining 25 g of sugar.

Don't worry if this extra sugar doesn't dissolve.

Allow to cool a little before mixing in the zest & juice. The remaining sugar should now dissolve.

Pour syrup over the cake & top with roasted coconut flakes.

Serve with cream while the cake & syrup are still warm.  

Simply enjoy!