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Meg's Lemon Coconut Cake + Lemon Glaze

Happy Wednesday W+A friends! I will be making sure to post all of our cooking live recipes up as soon as our show wraps up every week.We absolutely love cooking for all of you, especially our light summery dishes that are perfect for dining al fresco. Its a perfect summer day outside today so I figured I'd check in with you all and post my most favorite summer dessert that I enjoy bringing to barbecues and parties. My lemon coconut cake is light, fluffy, sweet and super citrusy. Its the perfect summer indulgence. Here is everything you will need:

Ingredients for cake: 

1 box of super moist lemon cake mix

2 medium sized lemons 

2 cups of sweetened coconut flakes 

3 eggs  

1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of water

Ingredients for glaze: 

1 3/4 cups of confectioners sugar 

1/4 cup of lemon juice 

zest of one lemon
        1 tsp of salted butter       


Cake Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For shiny metal or glass pan or 325 degrees for dark or nonstick pan. Grease the bottom and sides of pan. Mix cake mix, 1 cup of coconut flakes, water, oil, juice of 1 lemon, zest of 1 lemon and eggs in a large bowl with mixer on medium speed or beat vigorously by hand for two minutes. Pour into pan. Bake as directed or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Let rest before making your glaze.

Glaze Directions: 
In a large measuring cup, the 4 cup capacity ones are the best, combine the sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest. Add in the butter then microwave on high for 45 seconds. Take out the measuring cup and whisk until smooth, making sure there are no lumps. Let it sit for a few minutes. I think use my toothpick from testing the cake and poke small holes into the entire cake. Next, pour your glaze on top and brush to coat all sides. Sprinkle your remaining coconut onto the top of your cake or cupcakes.

Your guests will love this cake with a cup of tea or coffee or even with a side of lemon sorbet. Make sure to make it the day of and a few hours before so the lemon glaze can soak into the entire cake. Slice and enjoy!


  1. This looks soon good! I wanted to make your lemon vodka drinks and I could only find teeny tiny lemons! I probably need to hit up Whole Foods or something...


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