Persimon, Lime And Coconut Star Cake

Recipe c/o Spanish Persimon.

Fancy making one of these Persimon, Lime & Coconut Star Cake?

This delicious 2-layer sponge cake is flavoured with pureed persimons, desiccated coconut and lime zest then filled and topped with lime & persimon buttercream. Tuck in for a slice of tea-time heaven!

Serves 8

Preparation time: 30 minutes, plus cooling time
Cooking time: 20-22 minutes

How To Make A Persimon, Lime & Coconut Star Cake:


  • 2 Spanish persimons
  • 150g butter, at room temperature
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 50g desiccated coconut


  • 100g butter, at room temperature
  • 300g icing sugar
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • Shredded coconut and lime zest, to decorate


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line 2 x 20cm (8 inch) sandwich tins.

2. Remove and discard the leafy tops from the Spanish persimons, then chop the fruit. Cook in a little water until tender, then puree in a blender (or use a hand-held stick blender). Cool.

3. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, using a hand-held electric mixer. Beat in the eggs a little at a time. Stir in the vanilla extract, lime zest and 4tbsp of the cooled persimon puree. Fold in the flour, salt and desiccated coconut, using a large metal spoon.

4. Share the mixture between the tins and level the tops. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until risen and golden. Cool for 10 minutes in the tins, then turn out and cool completely on a wire rack.

5. For the buttercream, beat together the butter and icing sugar with 2tbsp persimon puree and the lime zest until light and creamy. Use half to sandwich the two cakes together, then spread the rest over the top of the cake. Decorate with shredded coconut and lime zest.

6. To serve, slice the round cake into 8 equal wedges, then turn these wedges around on the serving plate to form a star shape.

Cook’s Tip: You could use lemon zest instead of lime if you prefer.

Recipe c/o Spanish Persimon.


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  1. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    October 20, 2017 / 1:22 am

    This does look delicious!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      October 20, 2017 / 6:01 am

      Thanks for stopping by Heather 🙂

  2. Oldhouseintheshires
    October 20, 2017 / 8:42 am

    Anything with lime and coconut, I’m in! These look delicious and I think I’ll try these for Sunday. Thanks! #pocolo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      October 29, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Donna Reidland
    October 20, 2017 / 11:00 am

    I'm not sure if I've ever tasted persimmons. But it looks yummy!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      October 29, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      Thanks for the comment Donna 🙂

  4. Shelbee On The Edge
    October 20, 2017 / 11:39 am

    Um wow! This looks delicious. I have pinned it for later. Thanks for sharing!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      October 29, 2017 / 4:16 pm

      Aww, lovely. Thanks Shelbee 🙂

  5. Carol @Comfort Spring Station
    October 20, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    Beautiful image Claire and it sounds so yummy

  6. The Charm of Home
    October 20, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    Pretty.Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  7. Elizabeth Rebecca
    October 20, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    This looks so amazing – I never used to like lime but I feel like I've rediscovered it and loved it!#pocolo

  8. Kezzie
    October 20, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    That's super pretty!x

  9. Miz Helen
    October 23, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    What a lovely presentation for such a delicious cake! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!Miz Helen

  10. benjamin robb
    October 25, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Looks really healthy and yummy!

  11. Stephanie 139a
    October 30, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Yum – lime really brings out the flavour doesn't it? Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x

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