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Vegan, Gluten Free Lime and Coconut Cakes

These little cakes came about on an almost tropical day here in actually sunny Sheffield. I love baking but the hot weather has definitely meant the oven is only turned in when necessary, however, I always need cake in my life.

The inspiration for these cakes came from my favourite cocktail at my favourite cocktail bar. A coconut daiquiri. Its sharp and zingy and creamy. I haven’t included rum in this recipe but if you’re making these for a get together  then adding a little to the icing, or a little brush after baking, wouldn’t go amiss.

Vegan and gluten free is often a barrier for creative and delicious bakes, there are only so many dry, crumbling biscuits a person can eat. Adding ground almonds to cakes is a fab way to make and keep a gluten free cake moist. These light little sponges are still great after three days.

Vegan Gluten Free Lime and Coconut Cakes

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Serves: 8 Cooking Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 limes, zest and juice
  • 6 tbsp Aquafaba
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup Self raising gluten free flour (like Doves Farm)
  • 1/2 cup Desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar



Pre-heat the oven to 160’C and grease or lime your tin


In a bowl or jug mix together the zest and juice of one and a half limes , the Aquafina, sugar and oil


In a separate mixing bowl combine the flour, coconut, ground almonds and salt


Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until smooth


Pour into your prepared tin


Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden and baked all the way through


While they are baking combine the remaining lime juice, zest and icing sugar to form a thick but flowablw icing , you might not need all the icing sugar


Wait until the cakes are cool before icing them


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