Monday, November 26, 2012

A Lovely Little Tea Cake for you

Coconut-Lemon Loaf
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract (I used lemon juice instead of extract)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) sweetened flaked coconut
  • Coconut-Lemon Glaze
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, butter, oil, lemon zest, lemon extract, vanilla extract and milk.

In a small bowl, whisk eggs and buttermilk until evenly blended.

With a wooden spoon, stir about a third of the flour mixture into the sugar mixture, then alternately add half of the egg mixture and half of the flour mixture, stirring after each addition just enough to blend. Stir in coconut.

Pour batter into a 9 x 5 loaf pan lined with parchment paper (or greased and floured). Place in a 350 degree oven on the center rack for about 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

When it comes out of the oven place pan on a cooling rack for about 15 minutes before removing the loaf from the pan.
While it's cooling, make the glaze.

I hope that you enjoy this lovely cake...I love coconut
. what about you. 
Just sharing some photos
I love love this Tea pot it's one of my favorites

 I love Roses so much...there is nothing like them..wouldn't you agree...
 Thank you for stopping in to visit with my I hope all is going well for you and you had a great Thanksgiving..Christmas is on the way..
Have a most lovely new week...Thank you for your sweet comments I so enjoy them all...with love Janice..Happy Monday...


  1. Popping over to say Hello!
    I love the vintage china! Beautiful photos.
    Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe. I love coconut.
    Will visit again soon.

  2. Your teapot is so beautiful! No wonder it is your favorite. The cake looks awesome. Thanks for sharing!
    Be blessed, Beth

  3. The loaf looks delicious to have with a cup of tea.
    I see you have some of my favourite Lavender Rose china.

  4. A yummy looking cake.....I must make this one for sure! Have a lovely day, Janice.

  5. Hi Janice,
    Your lemon loaf looks delicious and I like coconut myself. I adore roses on everything; teapots, teacups, china pieces in general. Your little tea bag holder is sweet too. The Lavender Rose china looks so pretty with all your other pieces. Thank you for joining me for tea today and have a beautiful week.


  6. Janice,
    The lemon coconut loaf looks so delicious. I love lemon and coconut, so it must taste yummy together. The little tea bag plate with the rose on it is lovely. Your blog is getting prettier every time I come and visit. I LOVE LOVE the picture of the girl on the top of your side bar, and the pink stripes goes well with the design. Have a good week.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  7. What a yummy cake! I am copying THAT recipe...coconut is my honey's fav. Lovely china and photos. Nice to meet you!

  8. I love coconut and must try this recipe. I remember a church similar to yours that my Grandmother had. Sweet memories! Your teacup and teapot are lovely. You can't beat roses! Happy Tea Day!

  9. This cake looks so yummy! Beautiful china! :)

  10. Your teapot and all the roses on your china are beautiful! And your loaf looks so delicious! I think I've gained weight just LOOKING at all the yummy food shown on the tea blogs!
    Have a wonderful week!
    sandy ;)

  11. Hello Janice,
    I can come and take a slice
    sweet, looks good, especially
    in your beautiful porcelain service.
    Love Susy x

  12. This sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Such pretty china! Thanks for sharing the recipe!