Lemony Coconut Snack Cake

This Lemony Coconut Snack cake is just the right size when a whole cake is too much!  Bursting with lemon and coconut flavors, we love this cake!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
315 kcal


  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup lemon or coconut yogurt if using plain then increase your coconut or lemon extract by 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or coconut extract
  • Topping
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 flaked coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Coat an 8 x 8 cake pan with cooking spray.
  3. In large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In small mixing bowl, combine yogurt, egg, melted butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, extract and coconut.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and combine - do not over mix.
  6. Pour into baking dish.
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and add topping while cake is still hot.
  9. For Topping:
  10. combine all ingredients in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 1 minute. Stir and cook another 30 seconds until all sugar is dissolved.
  11. Poke cake all over with a fork.
  12. Using a spoon drizzle toping over hot cake.
  13. Let cool before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
Lemony Coconut Snack Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 356mg15%
Potassium 217mg6%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 6.6mg8%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.