KEY LIME COCONUT CAKE

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Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

Saw this cake in a magazine and thought it looked so summery and refreshing. It makes me wish for Spring and springtime dishes.
Recipe & photo: Midwestliving.com

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Serves:
12
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 3
    eggs plus 2 egg whites,divided
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3 c
    sugar
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • 1/2 c
    cream of coconut (stir in the can before measuring)
  • 1 Tbsp
    key or persian lime zest
  • 1/4 c
    key lime or persian lime juice
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/3 c
    cold water
  • 1/4 tsp
    cream of tartar -- or -- 2 tsp. light-color corn syrup
  • 1/2 c
    raw coconut chips -- or -- flaked coconut, lightly toasted
  • ·
    thinly sliced key lime or persian lime

How to Make KEY LIME COCONUT CAKE

Step-by-Step

  1. Let butter and eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter, baking powder and salt with an electric mixer on high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually mix in 1-1/2 cups sugar, a little at a time, beating until well combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl and beat for 2 more minutes.
  3. Add 3 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in 1 tsp. vanilla.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the milk, cream of coconut, lime zest and lime juice. Alternately add milk mixture and flour mixture to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition, until just combined.
  5. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared tube pan. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool further on a wire rack.
  6. FOR MERINGUE FROSTING:
    In the top of a double boiler, combine 1-1/2 cups sugar, the water, two egg whites and the cream of tartar. Beat with an electric mixer on low for 30 seconds. Place over the boiling water in the double-boiler and cook, beating constantly on high speed, about 7 minutes or until stiff peaks form, scraping pan constantly.
  7. Remove from heat and add 1 tsp. vanilla. Beat 2 to 3 minutes more or until frosting reaches spreading consistency.
  8. Frost the cake and sprinkle with coconut chips and lime slices. Serve soon after frosting.
  9. NOTE: After the cake has come from the oven and has cooled, it can be stored, unfrosted, in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days.

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About KEY LIME COCONUT CAKE

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian



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