Vegan lime, passionfruit and coconut cake recipe

Bursting with tropical flavours, this vegan cake is a tasty blend of lime, passionfruit and coconut. It is dairy and egg free, and can also be made with gluten free flour too!
A view of a vegan lime, passionfruit and coconut cake from above. The cake is topped with a white frosting, half a passionfruit, and passionfruit seeds. It is in a dark rimmed container.

Key information

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 45-50 minutes

Serves: 12

Recipe difficulty rating: Medium

Allergens: Remember to provide a list of potential allergens for each item served at your Coffee Morning event so people can clearly see what ingredients they contain. You can use our cake labels, but make sure you write clearly in block capitals and black ink.


For the cake

120ml lime juice

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

190g apple sauce

60ml coconut oil in liquid form

180g plain flour (swap for gluten free if required)

30g desiccated coconut, unsweetened

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

100g granulated sugar

3 limes, zested

For the icing and decoration

65g icing sugar

2-3 tbsp lime juice

1-2 passionfruit to decorate

25g toasted desiccated coconut (optional)

How to prepare vegan lime, passionfruit and coconut cake