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Billowy frosting cloaks a moist and buttery lime-flecked cake whose subtle coconut flavor comes from canned cream of coconut.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

45 mins
2 hrs 20 mins
1 cake


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Instructions Checklist
  • Let butter and eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan; set aside. Preheat oven to 350°.

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, baking powder and salt with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating on medium speed until well combined. Scrape sides of bowl; beat for 2 minutes more. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In a small bowl, combine milk, cream of coconut, lime zest and lime juice. Alternately add flour mixture and milk mixture to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Spoon batter evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove cake from pan; cool on wire rack. (At this point, the unfrosted cake can be stored in an airtight container up to 2 days at room temperature.)

  • To serve, place cooled cake on a serving plate. Generously frost with Marshmallow Frosting. Sprinkle with coconut chips and lime slices. Serve cake the same day it is frosted, preferably soon after frosting it.


Stir the cream of coconut in the can before measuring.

Marshmallow Frosting

In the top of a double boiler combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/3 cup cold water, 2 egg whites, and 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Place over boiling water (upper pan should not touch water). Cook, beating constantly with the electric mixer on high speed, about 10 minutes or until frosting forms stiff peaks (tips stand straight) and mixture reaches 145°F for 3 minutes or 160°F for 15 seconds when tested with an instant read thermometer. Scrape pan occasionally. Remove from the heat; add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat 2 to 3 minutes more or until frosting reaches spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts

471 calories; fat 18g; cholesterol 78mg; saturated fat 12g; carbohydrates 73g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 51g; protein 6g; vitamin a 447.4IU; vitamin c 3.3mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 1.7mg; folate 57.8mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 334mg; potassium 127mg; calcium 88mg; iron 1.9mg.