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Scrumptiousness May 1, 2011

Filed under: Food — Melissa @ 3:29 am

Lime Coconut Cake

2 sticks of butter, softened

2 tsp. coconut extract

1½ Tbsp finely grated lime peel (I used the zest of 2 limes, plus about 1 tsp of lime juice)

1 1/3 cups sugar

4 eggs

2/3 cup milk

1 ½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut (I used sweetened)

2 ½ cups self-rising flour*

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line two 12-hole standard muffin pans with paper baking cups.
  2. Beat butter, coconut extract, lime peel, sugar and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer until combined.
  3. Stir in milk and coconut, then sifted flour.  Divide mixture among baking cups; smooth surface.
  4. Bake cakes 22-25 minutes.  Turn cakes onto wire rack to cool. 
  5. Top with coconut cream cheese frosting.


Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

5 Tbsp butter, softened

5 oz cream cheese, softened

2 tsp coconut extract

3 cups (1 lb.) powdered sugar

Beat butter, cream cheese and coconut extract in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, gradually beat in sifted powdered sugar.


*No Self-Rising Flour on hand?  No problem!  Make your own by combining 1 cup all-purpose flour, ½ tsp salt, and 1½ tsp baking powder.


Thanks to ACP Magazine Ltd. and Barnes and Noble Publishers for this fabulous recipe.


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