Saturday, September 22, 2012

Coconut Pound Cake with Lime Glaze




I don't think I'll ever get sick of pound cakes, they're the perfect cake!  I think one of the reasons why I like them so much is because you can whip one up in no time, no special ingredients are needed and no icing is either.  Plus the end result is always a luscious cake that goes well with anything!  I had a can of coconut milk and I had no idea why I even bought it, but I figured since I had it, I better use it.  The end result...a coconut pound cake with a lime glaze and toasted coated.  This cake was great the first day, but as it sat overnight it became more dense and that's the way I like it!


Ingredients are as follows:

1 C butter, softened
2 C sugar
5 eggs
2 1/2 C flour, divided in half
1 tsp. baking powder
dash of salt
1 C coconut milk (in a can)
1 tsp. vanilla 

glaze:
1/4 C coconut milk 
1/2 C powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. lime juice (more if you want a stronger taste)

garnish:
1 C toasted coconut 


Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees; grease a bundt pan.

Cream the butter and sugar together.


Add eggs in, one at a time, until they're completely incorporated.


Mix in the first 1 1/4 C of flour, baking powder and salt.


Stir in the coconut milk and vanilla.


Stir in, by hand, the last 1 1/4 C flour. 


Pour into prepared pan.


Bake for 45-50 minutes; until golden brown.  Set aside and cool in pan.


Mix together the coconut milk, powdered sugar and lime juice.


Invert cake from the pan and brush the glaze all over the cake.


 Sprinkle the toasted coconut all over the cake.


Slice, serve and enjoy!






15 comments:

  1. The texture looks like perfection. You know, I've never once made a pound cake!

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  2. I have a love affair with bundt cakes and coconut milk. This looks to good, yes I will make--tomorrow. Thanks.

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  3. Your cake is gorgeous!! I love pound cake and I LOVE coconut!! What a great recipe!!

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  5. My husband loves coconut and lime. I will have to try this cake. Blessings, Diane Roark www.recipesforourdailybread.com

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  6. All those awesome flavors in one??? What's not to love? You are so creative - this looks beautiful. I'm sure it tastes even better. Thanks for sharing. XO

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  7. My hubby is a coconut addict, he's gonna love this. I can almost taste the lime flavor combining with the coconut. Perfect flavor combinations. Pinned.

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  8. Great looking cake, and I really like the lime glaze - I think it's a great combination of flavors

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  9. even though I'm not a fan of flaked coconut, I love coconut milk! with lime is even better! thanks for the great recipes

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  10. You had me at coconut and my boys are lime fanatics. They would love this. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  11. Holy cow, that is one gorgeous looking cake!!! I can't believe I've never tried a pound cake before! I know recipe I'll use to make my first one!

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  12. Yum lime and coconut - a great flavour combo!

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  13. I can't get over how moist this cake is...and the coconut. I hope you are sharing this today on my foodie friday party.

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