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Lemon and Coconut cakes

Today called for a batch of 'Good-Luck' cakes. So I did some research and found a recipe for a low calorie lemon and coconut cake. I changed it a little bit. Instead of one big loaf a made four little loaves and a few cupcakes because... Why not! If my calculations are correct, each cake is roughly 270 calories. I used my trusty dry measure, which has cups on it to weigh my ingredients. But there are lots of handy websites which show cups vs grams. Lemon and Coconut loaf/cup cakes Ingredients For the cakes 1/2 cup (113g) butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs  4 and 1/2 tsp lemon juice 1 and 1/2 plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup desiccated coconut  1 tsp lemon zest For the glaze 1/4 cup icing sugar 2 tbsp lemon juice Method 1. Preheat the oven to 160. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the lemon juice.  2. In another bowl combine the flour an