I made this cake for my husband's birthday even though it's not the usual frosted confection typically eaten at such occoasions. Before it even had a chance to cool down and receive the recommended sprinkling of icing sugar, slices were being snuck out of the kitchen while I was busy preparing dinner. It was a hit with the adults and my very, discriminating daughter ate 3/4 of a good sized piece. She's usually a strictly chocolate girl so that tells me something. The shredded coconut lends the texture an unexpected chewiness and combines nicely with the lemon flavour. This cake would be perfect for afternoon tea.