Lemon Coconut Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Coconut Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting - Conventional Method

A simple and delicious Lemon Coconut Loaf made with greek yoghurt and smothered with cream cheese frosting... the perfect morning tea treat or lunch box snack. 
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Course: breads and loaves, lunch box recipe, Snacks, sweet
Cuisine: loaves, lunchbox, sweet
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 pieces
Calories: 429


  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (45g) desiccated coconut
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup (260g) greek yoghurt (full fat)
  • 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • finely grated lemon zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup (70g) melted coconut oil

For the frosting:

  • 60 g cream cheese, room temp
  • 30 g butter, room temp
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup (150g) icing sugar
  • shredded coconut and grated lemon zest, to decorate


  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees fan-forced. Grease a non-stick rectangular loaf pan (approx 23 X 13cm) well and set aside. 
  • Sift the plain flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the coconut and salt and mix to combine. Set aside. 
  • In a seperate bowl, whisk the greek yoghurt, caster sugar, eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice and melted coconut oil until well combined. 
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix together. 
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until cooked through when tested with a skewer (see notes). Allow to cool for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese, butter and lemon juice together until smooth and creamy. Slowly add the icing sugar and continue beating until combined. 
  • Spread over the cooled lemon coconut loaf and sprinkle with extra shredded coconut and lemon zest (optional). 


If your loaf is browning too quickly in the oven, loosely place a sheet of foil over the top and continue cooking. 


Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg