Coconut & Lemon Celebration Cake!

Such a lot has been going on behind the scenes lately (so I apologise for the sporadic posts). Over the last few months I’ve been lucky enough to go on not one, but two holidays… lucky duck. As you may remember from a couple of posts ago, my last trip was to New Zealand (pics here). However in late May we went to Bali. I haven’t shared these photos yet so I thought I’d share them here today! I didn’t take many as our holiday mainly consisted of sitting next to the pool, reading, snoozing and playing pool basketball (sounds pretty tough right?). We did however take a great day trip to Ubud and a few spectacular temples, which is what you can see below.



This week I decided to make a celebratory cake as there’s a little bit of news that I haven’t shared with you yet (and I feel terrible for not disclosing sooner). You see, our holiday to Bali was all very exciting for a number of reasons. Not only did I have an incredibly relaxing holiday, but I was also proposed to! After 13 years together (yeah we were totally high-school-sweethearts… Seb actually asked me out at the school fair, pretty cute huh!). Anyway, he finally popped the question. I’ve been asked quite often if I was expecting it… but, no. Sure, after 13 years I was hoping, but Seb loves a surprise and I honestly didn’t realise it was happening until it was actually happening! So this cake is a celebratory engagement cake. Ta-daaaaa!



Over the past few weeks we’ve had the pleasure of telling friends and family, throwing a small engagement party and finding a location for our wedding, which I can now tell you will go ahead in March 2014, the day before our 14 year anniversary.

The cake is also to celebrate another milestone – Adeline & Lumiere’s second anniversary! How did this happen? Those two years have passed so quickly. So here’s a toast to the future of the Adeline & Lumiere blog! Perhaps I’ll put together my favourite posts over the last two years…

Until next time my chicken lovelies… x e.



The amazing Istana Tampak Siring temple (holy springs) on the way to Mt. Batur and the volcano






Top: Finn’s Beach Club Ulawatu, rice paddy fields on the way to Ubud, locals selling the teeny tiniest bananas and a little
visitor on our balcony!


And now for the recipe…






Coconut Lemon Cake

1 1/2 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 tbsp grated lemon rind
3/4 cup caster sugar
125g butter, melted
2 eggs
1 cup milk

400g icing sugar, sifted
3 tbsp coconut cream
125g Philadelphia cheese

desiccated coconut to decorate


1. Preheat oven to 160ºC (fan forced) and grease a 20cm cake tin. I doubled the recipe and used a 20cm, 14cm and a cupcake mould.

2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well until smooth. Pour mixture into a tin and bake for 40-50 minutes.

3. Whilst the cake is baking, add icing sugar, coconut cream and philadelphia cheese in a bowl and mix well.

4. Once the cake has cooked and cooled, ice and press the desiccated coconut into the icing.

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5 Discussion to this post

  1. Congratulations on your engagement!!!

  2. Emiko says:

    A huge congratulations on your engagement and also the blog’s 2 year birthday! What news to announce in one go! Love the sound of this simple cake. And absolutely stunning photos of Bali, Em, you’re inspiring a dream trip that I think I’ll begin plotting now that it’s a particularly ghastly day today!

  3. Yasmine Amber says:

    Congrats on the engagement and 2 years of your totally awesome blog! I read it every week and love the recipes and photos, absolutley gorgeous. Well done and here’s to many more…blog birthdays that it, not engagements :)

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