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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Coconut and Lime Low Carb Cake ... perfect with a cup of tea or coffee


Ewelina says "this is a lovely, refreshing combination of coconut and lime that gives you a bit of tropical flavour. I omitted the lime drizzle as I don’t think this cake really needs it. It’s great without any extras, maybe just a bit of powdered xylitol for the icing."

Ingredients (makes about 15 slices 5.7g carbs per slice):
60g Soy flour, sieved
70g Ground almond
50 g desiccated coconut, ground in a coffee grinder
85g butter, softened
Equivalent of 250g sugar (e.g. 250g Xylitol, ground using coffee grinder)
5 eggs, separated
2 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of cream of tartar
Juice from 1 lime

Zest from 1 lime 

Preparation: 
1. Preheat oven to 170C and line little baking tin (19cm long, 8cm wide) with baking paper.
2. In medium bowl mix soy flour, ground almond, coconut and baking powder.
3. In a separate bowl, using electric mixer, beat eggs yolks with butter until yellow and fluffy. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, sweetener and mix all together well.
4. In a large bowl whip egg whites with cream of tartar (with electric mixer it takes only few minutes).
5. Add 1/3 of whipped egg whites to the eggy mixture and using spatula fold it in as gently and slow as possible. Fold the whole mixture into remaining egg whites and again, fold it in as gently as possible.
6. Add half of mixed flours and fold it in gently. Add remaining flour and repeat folding in.
7. Pour the batter into a cake tin and bake for about 50 - 60 min. Check with a skewer if the cake is baked (the skewer should come out clean). Let it cool and decorate with xylitol (powdered).

Original recipe can be found here


Limes are the same shape, but smaller than lemons, with a bright green, fairly smooth skin, limes are a highly aromatic fruit. Like lemons, limes are high in vitamin C.

There are three main types:
Tahitian, which is the largest, with the most acidic flavour;
Mexican, slightly smaller, very aromatic, and with a particularly bright green skin;
Key lime, which have a paler skin, a high juice content and a strong flavour. 

Limes are available all year round, when buying them look for unblemished, firm limes that feel heavy for their size as they will be the juiciest. If you intend to use the zest, buy them unwaxed (shops should state this clearly). If you can't find unwaxed limes, scrub the limes thoroughly before zesting.

To extract the maximum amount of juice, make sure the limes are at room temperature, and firmly roll them back and forth under your palm a couple of times - that helps to break down some of the flesh's fibres. Alternatively, microwave them for around 30 seconds, depending on the size of the lime - warming them up also helps them give up more juice.

You can store limes in a perforated bag in the fridge (for a couple of weeks); in a fruit bowl (for around a week). Once cut, wrap in clingfilm and keep in the fridge for up to four days.


A variety of recipe ideas/articles are found within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan 

41 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

It sure does look good. I love coconut cake. This one is worth a try.

Pam Jackson said...

That looks very yummy. I need to get to feeling better and do some baking or at least cook a meal.

carol l mckenna said...

Sounds and looks delish ~ 'tea and crumpets' ~ am ready ^_^

Happy Tuesday,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

DVArtist DVArtist said...

Now this looks delicious. Lime and coconut how can you go wrong with that?

Christine said...

perfect with a cup of coffee!

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds great. Valerie

The Happy Whisk said...

I love lime and I love coconut. So nice together. Soya flour I haven't tried yet. But I would because I love me some flours! Thanks for the idea.

Jo said...

Yum, that looks delicious. I wish I had a slice to have with a cup of tea now.

Tom said...

...this would be good over here in coconut-land.

Out on the prairie said...

Made me think of "the lime and the coconut " song

mamasmercantile said...

Looks and sounds delicious.

Miss Val's Creations said...

This sounds unique. I don't think I have ever had coconut and lime together!

Dewena said...

This sounds good! I love lime and coconut. I finally printed out a conversion chart for British recipes as I kept wanting to try those found in your magazines there, which happen to be my favorite magazines of all.

Carol Blackburn said...

OK....now I'm hungry! Just ending a 22 hr. fast for the first time and getting ready to go make some brunch. I'll have to revisit this recipe soon. Thanks.

sandy said...

oh yeah!

Elephant's Child said...

Love the lift that lime gives to a recipe.

It's me said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm...........love Ria 💚💚💚

bill burke said...

Yum, looks absolutely delicious.

by JFM said...

WOW!!! That looks delicious!!!

Yummmmmmmmmmmmm!

Giga said...

I think the cake is delicious. Thank you for the advice regarding limes. Greetings.

Lee said...

Sorry for not being around much, Jan. Life has annoyingly gotten in the way.

I love limes. Actually, I love all citrus...and further actually...I love all fruit!! :)

Lois said...

Two of my favorite flavors!

happyone said...

Oh that looks good. I would like a slice about now. :)

Louca por porcelana said...

It looks delicious...Mouth-watering!Hugs!

Karen said...

I will have to share this with my daughter! Thank you for all your great recipes.

Angie said...

Jan - this cannot be a coincidence - just yesterday I asked my husband to make me a key lime pie for my upcoming birthday, and today I saw a wonderful recipe for a key lime cheesecake on Pinterest, and now this recipe. My mouth is watering with all this mention of limes … Enjoy the rest of your week!

William Kendall said...

That sounds good!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks delish Jan, perfect after a plate of tomato soup, last post 😉

Martha said...

Oh...this sounds amazing!

Debbie said...

you always share the best recipes, this looks like a winner!!!

Rose said...

This looks and sounds delicious!

Susan Kane said...

Put the words "lime" and "cake" together and you had me.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

That looks like a tasty cake.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Deve de ser delicioso e aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Beca said...

This looks like a wonderful recipe. ♥
xx Beca

Laurel Wood said...

This would be such a nice treat with a cup of coffee!
Have a blessed day.

Conniecrafter said...

I don't believe I have ever had a lime cake, that would be interesting

Lady Caer Morganna said...

Another "must try"... thank you!!

Linda Calverley said...

I could just eat a slice of that right now!

Snowbird said...

How delicious it looks.xxx

Magic Love Crow said...

Looks so good Jan! Thank you! Big Hugs!