Put The Lime In The Coconut Cake

Kim Biegacki


This is one amazing cake and so incredibly delicious! It is one of the winners from the Ultimate Throw Down Challenge on Food Network from several years ago. The creator of this cake is Doreen Howarth from San Antonio, TX.

This is when the winner's recipes were put on the menu at TGI Fridays restaurants. My friend and I would go and try out different winning recipes...lol.

Anyway, when this one won I just had to make it for my friend Sandy's birthday as she loves coconut and lime. It is also a very moist cake as well as bursting with flavor.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 - 12 servings
35 Min
30 Min


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  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
    coconut oil
  • 4
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    canned coconut milk
  • GLAZE:

  • 1 c
    sour cream or yogurt (i used sour cream)
  • 1 c
  • 2
    limes, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 c
    canned coconut milk
  • 1 c
    shredded coconut

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 c
    canned coconut milk
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
    shredded coconut

How to Make Put The Lime In The Coconut Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease and flour 2 (9-inch) cake pans.

    With an electric mixer beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Next, add coconut oil and then eggs 1 at a time, mixing after each one. In a mixing bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda and powder. To mixer add coconut milk and flour to creamed mixture alternately, beginning and ending with flour. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 25 to 28 minutes. Allow to cool 10 minutes then unmold onto rack(s) over a sheet pan and allow to cool completely.
  2. For Glaze: In a medium bowl combine sour cream or yogurt, sugar, lime zest and juice, coconut milk, shredded coconut.
  3. With a bamboo skewer, poke holes in cake and spread glaze on both sides of both cakes. Cover with plastic wrap, chill until ready to frost cake.
  4. With an electric mixer beat together the butter, shortening, and cream cheese until well blended and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar gradually at low speed. Beat in coconut milk and vanilla. Frost cake. Then, coat top and sides with shredded coconut.
  5. Slice your delicous cake and you are ready to eat.

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About Put The Lime In The Coconut Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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