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A collection of popular Portuguese recipes from mainland Portugal, the Azores, Madeira and around the world.

This Portuguese lemon and coconut cake recipe (receita de bolo de limão e coco) is simple to make and very tasty.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
45 min
Ready In:
1 h
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy

Portuguese Lemon & Coconut Cake Recipe

Portuguese Lemon & Coconut Cake Recipe

Posted in: Cakes / Cheesecakes
Aug 3, 2018
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Cake:6 eggs1 and 1/4 cups of sugar3/4 cup of corn starch1 tablespoon of flour1 teaspoon of baking powderLemon juice (to taste)Topping:3 yolks3/4 cup of sugar 2 tablespoons of corn starch2/3 cup of vanilla sugar1/2 liter of milk

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  1. Beat the egg whites until firm.
  2. Mix in the sugar and the flour, add the egg yolks, the baking powder, the corn starch and the lemon juice.
  3. Pour the batter into a cake form greased with butter and sprinkled with flour.
  4. Bake at 180°C or 350°F for about 45 minutes.


  1. Mix the milk with the corn starch, add the sugar and stir well.
  2. When the cream is thick, add the yolks and vanilla sugar and stir some more.
  3. After the cake is cooled, cut in half (2 layers) and stuff with the cream. 
  4. Cover the cake with the remaining cream and sprinkle with grated coconut.
Recipe & Photo Credit: mize-culinaria.blogspot.com *
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