G’day mate,

This recipe is a special one because it is actually a family recipe given to me by my Gran. While we are on the topic of cooking Grannies, is it just a natural talent that grandmothers are blessed with? Like as soon as their first grandchild is born they suddenly become amazing chefs and bakers. Conspiracy theory haha!

Any who! Back to the cake making;

1.Preheat the oven to 170 degrees

2.Into a bowl place 1 cup of self raising flour, 1 cup of fine desiccated coconut and a pinch of salt

3.Into a separate bowl melt 1/2 cup of butter/margarine and stir in 3/4 cup of sugar.

4.Add the mixture into the self raising flour, coconut and salt, and stir.

5.Next add into the mixture two well beaten eggs and a 1/2 cup of milk. Continue stirrring while adding these two ingredients.


6.Place the cake mixture into a cake tin that you have spayed with “Spray n’ Cook” or whatever else you would normally use to ensure the cake does not stick to the tin. Cook for about 25 – 30 minutes but make sure you are continually checking on it.

7.For the icing add 2 cups of icing sugar into a bowl with 2 melted table spoons of butter/margarine and mix. Also big baking tip, when using icing sugar always sift it so there are no lumps in the icing.

8.Next add a squirt of vanilla essence/extract and add milk as required. You wont need too much milk so be very careful when adding it in.


9.After the cake is cooked and has cooled down you can spread the icing on top, sprinkle some of the coconut on top and it’s done.


Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy making and most importantly eating this cake.

Do you have any treasured family recipes?

Lil Out X


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