I love simple loaf cakes, they're easy to make, don't require fancy decorations and are perfect for having alongside a cup of tea.
100g softened butter
100g self raising flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
50g dessicated coconut
Preheat the oven to 180°. Cream together your sugar and butter then add the flour, Add your eggs and vanilla essence and mix until you have a nice smooth batter. Stir in the dessicated coconut. Then pour into a greased loaf tin. Sprinkle a little sugar over the top of the mix. Bake for 35 minutes.
As you can see I checked mine a little bit early and the centre sank a little. I added a littlE glace icing over the top but you could leave it bare or dust some icing sugar on top.