Today I've been thinking about Mum and how much I still miss her. She passed away 5 years ago today on St. Patrick's Day and, just like this year, the following day was Mothers' Day. The timing couldn't have been more painful.
Iced Coconut Cake
4oz self-raising flour
pinch of salt
3oz butter or margarine
3oz castor sugar
1oz desiccated coconut (and some for decoration)
pink food colouring
4oz icing sugar
a 1lb loaf tin
Grease and/or line the loaf tin.
Sift the flour and salt.
Cream the butter until soft, add the sugar and beat until soft and light in texture.
Add the eggs one at a time, with 1tsp of the flour with each egg. Stir and beat well.
Fold in the coconut and the remaining flour carefully but thoroughly.
Put the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and level it out with a spatula.
Bake for 40 minutes on the middle shelf of a moderate oven (gas mark 4/elec 350°).
Leave to cool, then pour over the pink icing. Sprinkle with coconut and leave to set.
Slice and enjoy!