Gin Coconut Mother’s Day Cake

Sure, the sheer labour of love is a great drawcard when you’re making something for Mum rather than buying some second-rate gift from the knick-knack shop, but you also don’t want your DIY creation, in this case a cake, to end up in a ‘nailed it’ meme. There are several ingredients to getting it right, the first is the guidance of bonafide Cake Queen Miss Trixie and the second is booze—because nothing says Happy Mother’s Day like a gin-doused cake, right?

Chuck on that apron and give Mum the gift of your time and Miss Trixie’s Boozy Gin Coconut Cake.


Coconut Cake

  • 250g butter
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 80g desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup milk

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

  • 375g caster sugar
  • 200g egg whites, at room temperature
  • 500g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Pink food dye or any colour you prefer

Gin Lime Curd

  • 3 limes, zest…

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