Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake - Coeliac Sanctuary

Posted On: 26th September 2014
Recipe By: Alison Wheatley at

Coconut cake has always been a favourite in my house and something I have made since I was a kid, it's always the one I remember making in the school holidays. This is a really soft cake, packed with coconutty flavour and has been adapted from my childhood recipe to make it gluten free, it doesn't need a topping but if you wish you can top with buttercream.

This recipe is...



300g gluten free self raising flour
80g desiccated coconut
150g pure sunflower spread
300g caster sugar
4 eggs
150ml coconut milk
1 and half tsp baking powder

Preparation Time: 10 Mins
Cooking Time: 1 hour

This recipe is free from...

Celery, Crustaceans, Dairy, Fish, Gluten, Lupin, Molluscs, Mustard, Peanuts, Sesame, Soya, Sulphites, Tree Nuts


1. Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix well with an electric whisk for a few minutes until all ingredients are well combined and the mix is creamy.

2. Grease a baking tin (I used an 8 inch round tin) and pour in the mix.

3. Bake in an oven preheated to gas mark 2-3 for an hour, if the top hasn't browned but the mixture is cooked through (check this by pressing a skewer into the middle, if no mixture comes out on the skewer it is done) turn the oven up to 5 for 5-10 mins.

Sunflower spread can be replaced with normal margarine or sunflower spread if dairy free is not required

This recipe makes 10 slices
Nutritional info per slice

Calories Carbs Fibre Fat Sugar Protein
391 56g 2g 20g 31g 5g

Calories 391
Carbs 56g
Fibre 2g
Fat 20g
Sugar 31g
Protein 5g

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