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Lime and coconut cake

Coconut and lime cake from eatgood4life.com
Once again… I am super happy about posting this new recipe, coconut lime cake.

I made this coconut cake this morning and I literally ate half the cake. I am having a hard day at the gym tomorrow so not to worry…

I have seen many recipes using key limes but because it seems time consuming getting the juice out of them I cheated a little bit and opted for using limes.
Even though the cake is coconut and lime flavor, the lime flavor prevails much more than the coconut thus, but is fine with me. I guess it is because I used lime juice for the glaze as well.
Anyhow, in leu of 5 de Mayo this is a perfect contender.
Enjoy!

Left picture depicts cake right after cooling. On the right picture you can appreciate the glaze with the shredded zest. It was delish ;-)

Coconut lime cake

On the left picture you can see the cake without the toasted coconut. You  can serve it like that if you like. It is still good ;-)

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Lime and coconut cake

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 8-10 servings

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup full fat coconut milk
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon aluminum free baking soda
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup unrefined sugar
1 tablespoon grated lime zest
2 organic eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, optional

Lime Glaze

3-4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 teaspoons shredded lime zest

Topping

1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted, optional

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.

In a mixing bowl, I use a wire whisk to do this, combine eggs, milk, sugar, lime zest, juice and oil. Add flour, baking soda and baking powder.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until golden, 40-50 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 20-30 minutes, then turn onto a cooling rack and cool completely.

Whisk together the confectioners sugar, zest and lime juice and pour over cake. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.

 

Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 8 servings including glaze.

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11 Responses to “Lime and coconut cake”

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    Диана — May 2, 2011 @ 7:26 am

    wonderful pie) i want to cook this

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    Patti — May 2, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    Two of my favorite flavors at the moment! Yum!
    This also reminds me I need to get more ww pastry flour! :)
    Thanks for sharing!

    BTW…are you still thinking about a cookbook? I know you’re super busy right now and it’s probably the last thing on your mind but I just wanted to say that I would be the first in line to buy it! :)I already have most your recipes printed and in a binder but a book would be lovely! Thank you for all your wonderful work and recipes!

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    Judee — May 2, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    I love anything coconut and this cake looks devine. I’ll be making it next time I have company. I am your newest follower. I would love it if you visited my blog and followed me back
    at http://www.glutenfreewithjudee.blogspot.com

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    eatgood4life.blogspot.com — May 2, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    Patti,

    thanks so much for your kind remarks ;-).
    I would love to start my project on the book but like you know I am super busy. It is one of my dreams so I will try to full fill it when the time is right and for sure you will be one of the first people to know ;-).

    Regards

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    bubumotherof2 — May 2, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    Looks wonderful and I happen to have a huge pile of limes right now that I’m trying to figure out how to use! Quick question: would light coconut milk work? that is what I have in the house right now. Thanks!

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    eatgood4life.blogspot.com — May 2, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    bubumotherof2,

    that is actually what I used so I am correcting that right now, thanks ;-)

    Let me know how it turns out

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    Núria — May 2, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

    Fantástico!!!

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    Your blog is beautiful and your recipes look amazing! So happy to have found your site & happy to be your newest follower.

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    bubumotherof2 — May 7, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

    oh yum, we just had it, that was FANTASTIC! I only had sweetened coconut, so used that and it was fine. Thanks for another great recipe!

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    eatgood4life.blogspot.com — May 8, 2011 @ 12:21 am

    bubumotherof2,

    I am glad you guys liked it as much as we did. I am making it again next week with a couple of substitutions ;-)

    This one is really one of my ultimate favorite cakes

    Regards

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    Christine knapkins_com — November 2, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

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