Funfetti Coconut Loaf

Simple and pretty!

If you read this blog regularly you will know that frosting cakes is one of my least favourite things because I don’t have a lot of patience 🙂 Well, this cake is perfect for me as it doesn’t require any frosting at all.

It is a very simple cake to make – no requirements for any electric mixer, or even muscle power, because you don’t have to beat any ingredients. A gentle mix is all that is required. It does take a little time to cook because of being a loaf, but if you want to speed things up then cook it in a standard cake pan instead.

The result is light and creamy in texture. I love it because it isn’t too sweet or too coconut-ty, making it perfect for both adults or children.

Ingredients – serves 12:

  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles, plus extra to decorate


  • Heat your oven to 180C/160C fan forced/350F.
  • Spray a standard loaf pan with cooking spray or grease with a little vegetable oil, margarine or butter.
  • In a jug, whisk together the milk, oil, egg and vanilla until combined.
  • Place the flour, coconut, sugar and sprinkles into a medium bowl and stir.
  • Add the liquid from the jug to the dry ingredients in the bowl and stir until just mixed.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan and level the top.
  • Scatter over some extra sprinkles to decorate.
  • Bake for 30 minutes then cover the top of the pan with some aluminium foil. This is to stop the cake from browning too much.
  • Bake for another 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven but leave in the pan for 10 minutes. Then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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4 Responses to Funfetti Coconut Loaf

  1. looks so good!

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