Lime and Coconut Cake

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2 large eggs
1 zest of lime minced
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 c buttermilk
3 bananas very ripe, mashed
3/4 c unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 c granulated sugar
2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2/3 c shredded coconut
8 oz package cream cheese, reduced fat, sofened
1 c powdered sugar, sifted
1 c coconut shredded

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Sue H Recipe
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Central PA, PA
Member Since Jun 2011
Sue's notes for this recipe:
This is for all the Lime and Coconut lovers out there.
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FOR THE CAKE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees, then grease a 9-inch springform pan & line it with parchment paper
In a medium bowl, combine eggs, zest, lime juice, buttermilk & mashed bananas, then whisk together until well combined. Set aside
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together the butter & sugar until light & fluffy
Add banana mixture & beat on low until combined.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour & baking soda, then add this to the banana/buttermilk mixture, whisking until well combined
With a large metal spoon, gently fold in coconut untl just combined.
Spoon the batter into the prepared springform pan & bake for 50 minutes or until golden & a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove the springform sides before transferring the cake to a wire rack to cool completely
Meanwhile, in a pan over medium heat, toast the remaining cup of shredded coconut, stirring constantly, until golden in color, then remove from the heat
FOR THE ICING: In a bowl & using an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese & powdered sugar, & beat until smooth
Spread over the cake, then sprinkle with the toasted coconut before slicing & serving

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user Sue H Soos - Aug 17, 2011
user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Aug 17, 2011
I love these kinds of cakes. Looks like I could just dig into it and eat it off the screen.
user Sue H Soos - Aug 17, 2011
I love it of my favorite cakes. Really tropical
user Angela Gray angiemath - Aug 17, 2011
Susan, This looks simply amazing, I am drooling on the screen ! My hubby and son do not like coconut, but I don't care, I have to make this cake. I will call my sister and my best friend they will gladly help me eat it ! I am helping plan a 40th wedding anniversary party, I bet these would make darling little mini cakes. If I decide to do that I will take pictures. Thanks for posting, I wonder if this would qualify for the new FLOUR POWER contest ? I bet it would, try it ! No, never mind, I don't want to have to compete against this cake ! tee hee
user Sue H Soos - Aug 17, 2011
If you make cupcakes, please post them. The cake is very good...I was going to use a marshmellow frosting with the coconut but I think it would have been too too sweet.

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