One-Pot White Chocolate Coconut and Macadamia Cake

. October, 2015
Photography by Stephen Baccon.
One-Pot White Chocolate Coconut and Macadamia Cake

New recipe book Bondi Harvest is filled with simple, summery recipes that are as fuss-free as possible, without compromising on taste. Authors Guy Turland and Mark Alston claim this one-pot cake is "good for the soul".

Serves: 8


250 grams butter, chopped roughly
450 grams white chocolate, chopped roughly
350 grams sugar
1 cup coconut cream
340 grams self-raising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, whisked
zest of 1 lemon
½ cup chopped macadamia nuts
½ cup shredded coconut
½ cup crushed honeycomb
¼ cup cacao nibs
½ cup dried cranberries

Let’s not make baking difficult – if you’ve got a non-stick pot or spring-form tray, smash it all together and let the oven do all the hard work. We've garnished the cake with honeycomb and cacao nibs here, but you could also crush up half a Crunchie bar instead.


Preheat the oven to 160°C.

Put a 23 cm ovenproof saucepan over low heat. Add the butter, chocolate, sugar and coconut cream and cook, stirring, until the mixture is smooth, without boiling.

Sift the flour into the saucepan and add the vanilla, egg, lemon zest and macadamias and mix until a smooth batter. Sprinkle over the coconut.

Put the saucepan in the oven and cook for 1 hour, then cover the top and sides with foil and bake for a further 45 minutes.

Rest the cake for 30 minutes before turning out, or just serve it in the pan. Sprinkle over the honeycomb, cacao nibs and cranberries before serving.