Persimon, Lime And Coconut Star Cake

Recipe c/o Spanish Persimon.

Persimon, Lime And Coconut Star Cake

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How To Make A 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 and 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


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

Persimon, Lime And Coconut Star Cake Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180ยฐC/fan oven 160ยฐC/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.

Cookโ€™s Tip:

You could use lemon zest instead of lime if you prefer.

Persimon, Lime And Coconut Star Cake

Recipe c/o Spanish Persimon.

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  1. Stephanie 139a
    30 October 2017 / 21:20

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

    • 11 November 2017 / 12:23

      Love lime or lemon in cakes for extra tastes ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. benjamin robb
    25 October 2017 / 21:22

    Looks really healthy and yummy!

    • 11 November 2017 / 12:22

      Thanks for the comment Benjamin ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Miz Helen
    23 October 2017 / 16:42

    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

    • 11 November 2017 / 12:21

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Miz Helen ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Kezzie
    20 October 2017 / 22:59

    That's super pretty!x

    • 11 November 2017 / 12:20

      Thanks for stopping by Kezzie ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Elizabeth Rebecca
    20 October 2017 / 20:45

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

    • 11 November 2017 / 12:19

      Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. The Charm of Home
    20 October 2017 / 15:43

    Pretty.Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

    • 11 November 2017 / 12:18

      Thanks for hosting and hopping over ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Carol @Comfort Spring Station
    20 October 2017 / 12:43

    Beautiful image Claire and it sounds so yummy

    • 11 November 2017 / 12:16

      Thanks for stopping by Carol ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Donna Reidland
    20 October 2017 / 11:00

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

  9. Shelbee On The Edge
    20 October 2017 / 11:39

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

  10. Oldhouseintheshires
    20 October 2017 / 08:42

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

  11. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    20 October 2017 / 01:22

    This does look delicious!