Jam & Coconut Loaf Cake

Jam & Coconut Loaf Cake

Jam & Coconut Loaf Cake

Oh do you remember the Old School Jam & Coconut Tray Bake which was served with lashings of custard (possibly pink!) Well here are all the flavours of that bound together in a lovely Jam & Coconut Loaf Cake.

You know how much I love a loaf cake !  I have more than 20 on here, so why not add another classic flavour combo! So I did.

Jam & coconut …. 

 

Ingredients for a Jam & Coconut Loaf Cake 

It really is quite a simple cake to make and I’m please to report not a long list of ingredients like some cakes ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

Ingredients laid out for Jam & Coconut Loaf

  • Butter

I use unsalted butter, salted would also be ok. As would baking margarine. I just love using butter in my bakes 

  • Caster Sugar 

Perfect for this cake and many more, finer than granulated 

  • Eggs 

3 medium Eggs for this recipe (I also use free-range – my preference) 

  • Self Raising Flour & Baking Powder 

Helps to lift your loaf cake to the perfect shape together with the additional baking Powder added. This cake has the perfect crumb structure, so soft 

  • Dedicated Coconut

Desiccated coconut is made  from the dried pulp of fresh coconuts.  It’s really a  home baking staple, readily available at the supermarket and great for many recipes (curries included) 

  • Raspberry Jam 

Any will do, I tend to use seedless these days. Grab a good quality jar – you can really taste the difference. Homemade is even better trust me 

 

Recipe steps for this Jam & Coconut Loaf

(For full recipe instructions see recipe card at bottom)

Step 1 – Creaming your butter & caster sugar 

Cream your butter and caster sugar in a mixing bowl, you can do this by hand or using a stand mixer 

Next add your eggs, self-self-rasing flour, baking powder & dedicated coconut and mix well! 

Add 2 Tablespoon milk to slacked the mix 


Mixing bowl with batter ingredients

 

Step 2 – Loaf tin 

Fill your lined 2llb loaf tin with greased parchment or use a loaf liner (I Love) 

Smooth the top with a spoon and bake in the centre of your preheated oven for 55 minutes (see recipe card at bottom)

Coconut loaf cake batter in loaf tin

 

Step 3 –  Remove from the oven when baked 

You can test by touching the cake – should feel firm and will bounce back. (Or you can insert a thin skewer and it it comes out clean it’s baked)

Your baked loaf should be beautiful and golden and your kitchen will small amazing! 

Leave to cool completely in the tin 

Coconut Loaf Cake baked in loaf tin

Step 4 –  Decorate your Jam & Coconut Loaf Cake 

When your baked loaf is completely cool spread the jam over the surface of the loaf, then sprinkle with dedicated coconut 

Cut into slices and enjoy!! 

 

 

Top Tips for your Jam & Coconut Loaf 

  • Buy lovely Raspberry jam (you could use strawberry too) If you have homemade jam then use that – can’t beat it. You don’t have too but I like seedless jam (doesn’t get in your teeth 
  • The inclusion of  the desiccated coconut gives you a super soft & tender cake crumb, so it’s a soft cake to slice and eat – don’t worry it’s how it’s supposed to be 

 

How do I store my Loaf 

Well it’s a great cake for keeping. 

I suggest you wrap it in baking paper and then foil and  pop it in a cake tin and it should be good for 4 plus days 

And if you want to freeze it you can do that too, however I would freeze without the topping and do that bit when it’s defrosted. I suggest wrapping well and popping in the freezer – use within a month 

When you want to use it – defrost at room temperature and then add the topping 

 

How to Serve your Jam & Coconut Cake 

Easy, thick slices, with a cuppa!! Simple 

(or maybe warm in a bowl with lashings of custard ๐Ÿ™‚ ) 

Just look at it!! 

Loaf Tin

For this recipe you need a 2 llb loaf tin.

You can check the measurement of your tin.

A 2llb loaf tin holds approx 2 pints of water plus  

Oh and shall I bang on about loaf liners again? They really are a game changer ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

Other Easy Loaf Cakes 

I have lots of Loaf Cake – go have a look ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

Oh and So  many more, have a look at my 10 Lovely Loaf Cakes 

Enjoy! 

Love Clare x

 

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I also have a Facebook Closed Group called UK Olds School & Traditional Recipes 

Come over and join this great honest and Large community Facebook for Old School Recipes if you’re interested

 Just use the join button if you like real home cooked tasty easy food!!

Loads of tips and tricks – I promise

Oh and why not join me on Instagram – I’d love to see you there ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Big Love Clare

 

Jam & Coconut Cake sliced on a wire rack

Jam & Coconut Loaf Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 362kcal
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A Jam & Coconut Loaf Cake recipe, wonderful Old School flavours transferred into a delicious & easy Loaf Cake

Equipment

  • 2llb Loaf Tin

Ingredients

  • 175 g Butter Softened
  • 175 g Caster Sugar
  • 3 Medium Eggs Free-Range
  • 175 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder level teaspoon
  • 75 g Dessicated Coconut
  • 2 tablespoons Semi-Skimmed Milk
  • Topping
  • 150 g Raspberry Jam I use seedless
  • 20 g Dedicated Coconut

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180C / 160C Fan / Gas4 / 350F
  • Line and grease a 2llb loaf tin. Or use a loaf liner
  • In a mixing bowl cream your softened butter and caster sugar until light & fluffy. You can use a stand mixer here too
  • Add your eggs, self-raising flour, baking powder and desiccated coconut and beat until combined
  • Next add 2 tablespoons milk to slacked the mix
  • Spoon your batter into your loaf tin and bake for 55 minutes in the centre of your preheated oven. Check after 50 minutes. The cake should be firm to touch and golden brown. You can use a skewer to check if it's baked and it will come out clean if it's ready!
  • Remove from the oven & leave your loaf cake to cool in the tin
  • Once totally cold, remove from the tin. Spoon over your raspberry jam and smooth with a spoon so the entire top is covered
  • Sprinkle the jam with desiccated coconut.
    Serve - it's delicious!!

Notes

*** Nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guideย 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Jam & Coconut Loaf Cake
Amount per Serving
Calories
362
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
19
g
29
%
Saturated Fat
 
12
g
75
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
87
mg
29
%
Sodium
 
207
mg
9
%
Potassium
 
90
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
46
g
15
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
29
g
32
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
512
IU
10
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
46
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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