Mama's Orange (Or Lime) & Coconut Cake

Recipe by Um Safia
READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 1 cake




  • Cream the margarine and the sugar until light and fluffy. Whisk the eggs into the sugar/margarine mixture.
  • Slowly add the flour (sieved), baking powder, orange zest and coconut. Stir in a figure of 8 fashion.
  • Gradually add enough water to loosen the cake mix up a bit. It should be the consistency of a slightly thin custard.
  • Pour into a non stick cake tin, preferably with loose bottom. I use an 8'' round tin for this cake.
  • Bake on a middle/top shelf in the oven at 180 c for around 45 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Remove from tin and cool on wire rack. Once cooled, top with the icing or dust with icing sugar.
  • To make the icing, beat the margarine with the sugar & enough of the juice to form a spreadable icing. Cover the top of the cake & decorate with the jelly slices & dragees / silver balls.